3/24/13

delusional, dramatic, and a little crazy

Have you been wondering where I’ve been? Have you even noticed that I haven’t posted for a couple weeks? It’s ok if you haven’t. I’m delusional about many things (like the period of time in Jr. high when I only wore stirrup pants and knock-off keds and thought I looked awesome), but I don’t think that hundreds of people are hanging on my every word. I’ve just been plain old busy with work and life and tearing apart our living room and trying to keep my child from hurting himself/everyone else on earth. I just haven’t had time to blog or really do too much crafting or even look at Pinterest [insert collective gasp]. This is the first time I have opened my laptop in 2 weeks. 
Now this isn’t one of those posts where I go on about how I realize my life is full without blogging or I am quitting or blogging is so shallow and I am above it now. Not at all. I like blogging and I wish I had more time for it. I mean, my house has looked like this for a month since I went into a rage and ripped down our chair rail. 
JK. I didn’t go into a rage. I just temporarily lost my mind and thought if I took down the chair rail I would have enough time/magically gain the manual labor skills to repair dry wall. Remember a couple paragraphs up when I mentioned I am slightly delusional? Proof. I am crazy. Anyway, since I have no shame and I don’t want to be fake about what my life looks like, here you go. 
Oh yeah, take it in. Chair rail missing, exposed nail holes and blue stripe. Mismatched furniture because I am literally too lazy to even list anything on Craigslist. Toys, puzzle pieces, shoes. My new beautiful couch always covered by a ratty old blanket because I don’t like Sawyer to even touch it. (Note to self: look into plastic cover for couch.) Mail piles. No curtains. Just a mess.
After telling Anderson that this room is the reason for my gloomy mood and anxiety attacks (DRAMATIC), we have called in help for the wall situation. Hallelujah. As I write this a week after I took these pictures, our wall is fixed and I've painted and the anxiety attacks have stopped. I have to list a majority of the furniture on Craigslist and sort through what stuff is staying and going, then Anderson and I are going to start on the new wall unit we are building. Guess when I will have time to build a wall unit? Never, but remember I’m delusional so let me live the lie.
So if you feel like your house is a wreck, hey, here’s mine. And if you feel like you are stretched way too thin, I’m right there with you sister. And if you miss my posts (bless you), I do too. Stick around. I have stuff to share.
p.s. Google reader is going away and the world is over (so I’m told). I don’t even know what Bloglovin is so I guess I am going to work on that. I will look into it this weekend and then I will do the blogger thing and come back and tell you all to follow me on Bloglovin, facebook, twitter, Pinterest, flikr, email, etc. Just basically stalk me ok because I don’t want to lose you.

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9 comments:

  1. Bless you for being so frank and honest with us Allison:). You have been missed and bloglovin is great!

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    1. Aw, thanks Kristin! I'll have to get signed up with Bloglovin.

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  2. Having the house is disorder causes a lot of stress for me too (and we just finished a 4 month remodel! Oh the dramaz.) Of course, knowing that about myself still doesn't always motivate me to get off my duff in the evenings and put a debt in the mess. I hope your chair rail project goes smoothly and quickly!

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    1. Yeah - the stressful mess doesn't get me off the couch most nights either, sadly. That full DVR doesn't take care of itself!

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  3. Oh boy, you should see my house right now. Woooo-eeee, it looks like a tornado come through, and then looters ransacked the remains. I haven't folded laundry in, ohhh, I'm going to guess 3 months? And I've taken to putting Forrest's breakfast dishes on the floor for him, like a dog, because that's where all the food ends up anyway so at least the table stays clean that way. Three cheers for A+ homemakers :-) At any rate, I'm loving the direction you're taking your living room makeover, and I'm excited to see more!

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    1. Food on the floor like a dog. Good idea. We might have to try that one :) I am home from work today and trying to catch up on laundry and 4 loads is not even putting a dent in it. A+ homemakers UNITE!

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  4. I must admit I have missed you...I check your blog a couple times a week and when there is no new news I **Sigh**. Anyway glad to hear you are still alive and don't get down on yourself NO ONE'S house or life is perfect!!
    So I have to say something about the last pic with the horse in it. I noticed it first thing and chuckled...the horse is laying down with the balloon/ball in an awkward place...the horse may need some medical treatment:)
    Look forward to your next post

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    1. Ha! It's actually one of those punch balloons that Sawyer INSISTED we tie to the horse's tail. I said the exact thing you did. Poor horsie! So funny!

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  5. I have missed your posts! I am also freaking about google reader. I have no idea what else to use! I will look into bloglovin! :) Glad to see you back.

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