Here is my list which I have tackled recently, and by doing so, have had little time for social media--->
Desert landscaping, fitness, weight loss, riding bareback, bound buttonholes, woodwork restoration, painting trim, fitting an expanding waist and dropping boobs, making new friends, using my serger more often, finding a tile setter, DIY grout cleaning, teaching Big Nick to self load in the trailer, choosing and buying light fixtures.
I am tired, but satisfied.
Intention is interesting. Many people say things like "I could never do that" or "I am no good at that." If I were to only do the things I knew how to do, and do only those things I was proficient at, my list would be much shorter. I like this about myself, and my life is richer for this. The downside is that I sometimes bite off more than I can chew, and I must be patient until someone can help me, or I need to allow lots of extra time in order to learn and practice a new skill.
A neighbor recently said to me "You've lived here for a year and a half and you're STILL painting?" I didn't match her sarcasm (my Dad would be proud) but did say we like to do things ourselves. Most everyone around us has handymen and gardeners and probably computer geeks on call. The comment set me back for a day or so (I wonder if she is aware of the effect of her rudeness?) and I needed to take stock.
We bought this house fully aware of what needed to be done. It will be a showcase in a year or two and even now is beginning to sparkle. Here are some quick pics of my house, both good and bad.
|sand, fill, repeat. Coat #1|
|Fall wreath still to be finished after a trip to Michael's|
|condition of baseboards through much of the house|
|Entryway all done!!|
Trim #2 for doors=Melt with you
|30 years of neglect|