Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Living Room Project #7
This post is about reality.
What I have loved so far about
this project is that I have managed
to keep the living room in pretty
good shape. Things picked up,
the dog toys put away, etc.
However, this week we got out of our
routine after going
away for a couple
of days. I came home to
I have let things go
in the living room.
It also happened that yesterday I was
asked to help a young lady from church
with some music and that took about two hours.
It was so much fun for me, I hope
she would say the same, but nonetheless
that cut into my candle making schedule
significantly. They will get done in time.
It is just more of a push now.
Actually, some of this mess is that I need
the tabletop to store the completed
candles before they go into their bags
A laundry basket of clean clothes
awaits sorting and delivery.
As I type this at 11:45 pm on Wednesday
evening there are candles in the oven
finishing up. No, I don't make all of
the candles in the oven, but this batch
has been a real pain. The kind that make
me wonder if I am crazy to continue this
business. Thankfully, years of experience
show that most of the time
it is not like this!
So, all I have to show you this week is
the new $5 lampshade.
The kids and I went out this
afternoon and I thought I would
find something more interesting...
So instead you get the lampshade
and the laundry basket.
Oh, want to see the floor?
Bandit is fine...
she was playing with
something down there.
I do think this picture made
her look flat.
I took her out to see the neighbor
kids at the bus stop this morning and
they gave her a stick to play with.
This is what she does with sticks.
You can see just a few pieces.
There are many more.
All over the floor.
I didn't get around to picking up the
big pieces so I can vacuum the smaller
So, this is what it is like sometimes.
It is real.
It is raw.
But, you know, I wouldn't take back
this afternoon with Chelsea and Jonathan.
(Mikey was working so he couldn't join us.)
I would go spend time with them again.
Even if it means the Living Room Project
takes longer and things aren't just perfect
So, while I know we all want to be inspirational
and always show the best of ourselves and our homes,
sometimes it is important to remember that no
one who enjoys life lives in a spotless, perfectly
appointed home one hundred percent of the time.
Cooking and baking messes happen.
But in the end it is still home.
That place that you cannot wait to
get back to when you have been away.
The place to kick your shoes off and
cuddle in that spot on the sofa that
has come to fit your body just right.
Messes or not!
Thanks for stopping by to see the
progress...or lack thereof.
I truly hope
that your home
is your Haven.
Thank You, Vee,
for that verbal image.
A Haven, indeed.