A Little White Lie

I know that I told you all that I would be back to my regular posting schedule this week, but that was a lie.  I didn’t mean lie to you.  It just happened that I had too much to do. We spent all of last week finishing up painting, cleaning the mounds of dust from when they sanded the floors, and moving everything but the furniture. Then, we ended up having the movers come today to move all of the furniture.  I just didn’t have time to get a style post ready for today.  I will tell you that I am utterly exhausted and there is so much still left to do.  Tonight will be our first official night living in the new house.  After today, we will hopefully have everything that we own over there.  It may still be in boxes and a mess, but I will be so glad to lay my head down over there tonight.  The good news is that we finished all of the renovations and painting that we needed to do before we moved in.  As I have told you before, there are many more projects to do later down the road, but the main things have been finished. I may never paint again, though. I single handedly painted 3 bedrooms, and it was painful.  I had a little help painting the pantry and mudroom, thankfully.  I may never be able to fully use my hands again after all the painting and carrying heavy things.  I can’t even wear any of my rings because my hands are so swollen, and they ache badly.  I can barely make a fist because my fingers are so stiff.  I have said before that I think that I may have developed arthritis in my hands.  It is really bad, and I am not sure they will ever be the same again.  Getting older is not fun! 

I am currently sitting on the stairs as the guys are wrapping and moving all of the furniture. The house is starting to look empty, and I am reflecting on the past few weeks.  This move has been tough.  We have not had to move ourselves since we got married and moved for the very first time almost 19 years ago.  The Navy has always packed and moved us.  You would think that it wouldn’t be tough to move just a couple of miles away, but is sure has been.  Despite all of my purging ahead of time, we still have a lot of stuff.  You don’t really realize how much stuff you have until you have to carry it all yourself.  I still have a long way to go in simplifying our lives.  We really need to get rid of more.  I just have to buckle down and get it done.  It is going to take time, but it will be so worth it in the end.  

My girls are on spring break so I am looking forward to actually sleeping in tomorrow and waking up in our new house.  I won’t feel such a need of urgency now that everything will be there.  I can unpack and put things away as leisurely as I want.  Now, if you know me or have been reading a while, you know that that is probably another lie.  I won’t do it leisurely because I won’t be able to stand it. LOL! However, I won’t feel like I have to kill myself to get it all done, I hope! I have to slow down.  My body is telling me to. I have to start listening, or it is going to force me to when it lays me flat on my back. 

While I may not be back to my regular posting schedule, I am back to posting daily.  I hope to share the renovations with you on Wednesday. You will be amazed to see the kitchen.  It is like a totally different room.  It looks so good.  I also will be sharing with you the trials of trying to to paint an ombre’ wall.  Let’s just say that the end product is nothing like planed.  I look forward to getting back on track! I have missed writing.  Anyway, I will see you all back here tomorrow! 

Anchored,

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