Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another weekend, time does fly!

Happy Sunday! I love my weekends, especially when there are yard sales! Can't say that they were the best this weekend, for having gone to three big community ones, there weren't too many people participating, funny, the weather was good. Hot but good. I did mange to get a few things, but honestly, did I need more?? No..........and if you saw on Facebook back some time ago, I posted pics of my basement, which I refer to as my "warehouse", you would sure know why I don't need more! I will share those with you and you will see.
 
Now as you can see, more is not what I need!
What I need now is time. I guess that is my major issue in life, time. I have too many things going on. Taking care of children all day for a living does not allow too much creative time. I try to grab an hour here and 2 there, but sometimes it gets overwhelming. The we have the yard and the house and oh my, what about me?? I think that me got lost in the basement.
Now as far as collecting this stuff goes, it is an obsession. Yup, that's what it is. I am not a hoarder, only when it comes to painting stuff, then ok, yup, I hoard. I see these wonderful things that people want to throw way and vision all kinds of gingerbread and snowmen and saltbox houses on them. You know, they talk to me!! If I could paint 8 or 9 hours a day, I could fill a store and then make that dream of painting for a  living come true. But then sadly, life comes knocking and it's kids and yard work and housework, "SIGH". Someday I keep telling myself, it''ll be the way I see it!

But anyway, the room I paint in is what we in this house refer to as, "the paint room", can be just as much an issue as the basement. I get lots of things going all at once, do I have attention deficit? Hmmm, maybe, big plans is more like it and not realizing that it all takes time, I am still waiting for my painting fairies to visit during the night while I am asleep, do you have a few I can borrow? The room is small, like only 8 feet wide and maybe 14 or 15 feet long. It was once a back porch that got closed in and we went a little further and insulated and painted and gave it new carpet. It is all windows, the sun comes up right here in the morning, I watch the birds and see the trees, it's a great room. I picked yellow for it to help me with my motivation issues. But this keeps the mess out of the living areas and is the first thing you see when you come in, keeping it neat is a challenge.

You can see that I have attention issues with all the stuff that has somehow, magically, appeared on my desk. Maybe the fairies were here, if they were, why haven't they finished this stuff yet?? I know, dreaming up new stuff!! I guess that I need to concentrate a little more, maybe put the kids in a closet with duct tape????????? If we didn't have to eat I wouldn't have to waste time cooking and cleaning that up, some more time found!!! Maybe if I didn't eat for a week or so, I could lose that last 15 lbs I have been trying to lose for a year and I would gain 3 more hours of painting time, YES!!!

I just must say, time is an issue for all of us that stay at home and work, I have always been real curious as to how others mange theirs. I feel overwhelmed many days and that leaves me feeling too tired to do anything at all. What about you?

And in case you are wondering, no I don't have little paths through my house with boxes stashed up to the ceilings, only in the basement, I don't like chaos that I have to live with daily, really I don't!! I have a fit if someone leaves a cup on the table or a dish on the counter! I feel obsessive compulsive! It's just those treasures at the yard sales that call me and I see gingers dancing around on that create problems for me!!

I hope you like the new blog background and layout, I wanted to be able to put a little more on it and I like the darker backgrounds, makes things stand out a little more. I had some help from Diana at Crocheted by Diana, I could not have done it without her for sure, and she has such infinite patience with me and my indecisiveness, I can't make up my mind and am very difficult to please. Thanks Diana!

As always, take time to count your blessings!



17 comments:

  1. I love you paint room!!!!!!!! One day I want one too. Now it's mainly the kitchen. and living room.
    I want my own space =D

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  2. I love my space Evi, but way too many times it get invaded by others. It was the fist thing I saw when I looked at the house and I claimed it for me!

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  3. I loved seeing your work space....love the yellow, so cheerful. I have a tiny bedroom that actually would be great for a walk in closet, but it works...we call our's the "paint room" too! Boy do you ever have to stay organzied....:) Great post, I really enjoyed it and love the new look too!

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  4. Thanks Jody! The yellow helps me along with the windows. I actually love green, but green is to soothing, I might go to sleep! LOL Yes, organizing is hard for me, got lots of stuff to keep organized, sometimes I forget what I have!

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  5. WOW WOW WOW, I am so in love with your BLOG!!! I love your sense of humor. You are one Very Special Person!!! And you are A Wonderful Artist, Collector, Hoarder (lol) and all around Neat Neat Woman.
    Luv ya ♥
    Kris

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  6. aaaahhhhh....I love this background...I agree with Kris, you're awesome :) Oh and did I mention, the halloween count down clock at the bottom, may have to come to my blog as well!!!

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  7. Eileen, I am so jealous of your paint room. I paint on the kitchen table and most times we have to eat elsewhere. My storage room in the basement is similar to yours but not as organized...sometimes I have to buy something that I know I already have but can't find. I too am a junk shopaholic but I enjoy it so much...we have to make time for ourselves whether it be hunting or painting. Love your blog.

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  8. Kris, thank you, you are such a wonderful person and always make me feel great, it's so nice to have you here! I am glad that you like my dry sense of humor and my hoarding abilities! Hufs and love to you!

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  9. Hi Kim, so happy to see you, glad that you enjoy my blog and like my room. I was where you are now for years, on the dining room table, then I put a very small table in the corner of the DR for a long time, such a mess. When we moved this was claimed as mine and when it started out it had no insulation, the ceiling was a drop ceiling and it leaked, it was white and dull with ugly worn carpet, took 10 years to get it to this point, still need some curtains, but that will come. I try to get time for me, it is just hard to come by for having kids all of the time and so much to do, I relish the very small amount of time that I get alone. Take care and keep painting, even if it is the dining room!!

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  10. Well Heather, as you can see, I am crazy about Fall and all that goes with it, you can steal the Halloween thing, they have many others there too and Christmas one, but I am saving that for after Halloween! Now you guys are going to give me a big head (blushing) Hugs!

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  11. Your work space is so nice and tidy compared to mine LOL. I want to go thrifting in your basement =)

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  12. Marie, I have a virtual warehouse down there, and I don't need more, but I just can't resist when it comes to that stuff. I try not to repeat on too many things, but sometimes I forget what I have LOL. I am sure you would have fun! You think my space is neat huh? I find it to be a wreck most of the time! We'd have fun together!

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  13. Yes, we would have fun painting together. We would make a dent in that warehouse of yours LOL. I went thrifting on Sunday and found 2 rolling pins to add to my stash =)

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  14. I am watching for the rolling pins, none so far, may have to hit a flea market or 2, you would put a dent down there in a hurry, but it would be fun to have someone to paint with, I paint with the cats and the TV, lol

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  15. When my cat was a kitten he used to steal my mop brush all the time LOL. It's fun to paint with someone. A customer bought a sign on Saturday and she wanted to write on the back With Love, her name and date and put a heart instead of the "o" So she was using my paint and brushes and I added my special touches to her lettering and shaded her heart. She said she had a lot of fun =)

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  16. My cats always steal my brushes and try to drink my water or knock something off the desk, but they are good company! Yes, it's always fun to paint with someone else!

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  17. Please check out this post....you have been honored for your wonderful blog!! ~KM

    http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2010/05/waggin-wednesday.html

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