Monday, October 15, 2007

It's all in the details

Today I am having one of those days. One of those days, where everywhere you look you are just overwhelmed. I have not had one of these days for a while. It is hard on everybody, especially my husband.
I look down stairs at his desk, and I want to cry. The laundry is overflowing. The space underneath the basement stairs looks like a bomb went off. And the pantry, I can't even discuss it. The junk drawer, the bill drawer, the kids toys, the garage.
I call my husband, and I give him the " I need more help, I can't do it all" speech......again. He is calm. "We will go to the recycling barn this weekend" he says.
I tell him we are going to rent a dumpster. This gets his attention a bit more.
I hope we all have these days, and I am not the only one.
After my fit, of cleaning out the pantry, the junk drawer, the bill drawer, doing the laundry, I feel better. I decide to focus on some things I love about our home right now. The little details, that make the garage, the messy office, and the pantry seem a little less important.


Anna's bed linens....


A train we got at a tag sale for Addison.............



My favorite white dresser.............



Nesting boxes............


Our dining room chandelier.............



A gift from a friend...........








violets in our bathroom............







candles above my tub.............
So next time I feel like I am going to have a break down, I am going to do this again. I am a very lucky woman, and have lots of "details" to be thankful for. I must say this worked. If you ever have "one of those days" you should try this......or, you can call my husband.






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