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Friday, January 7, 2011

Results of Positive Thinking

Secret #8
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Arthur Golden

Today I have decided to reflect on the projects that we completed in 2010.  Sometimes, we get so caught up in the struggles of the present that we forget our past victories.  Here are a few of our success stories.


David gave us a greenhouse frame which absolutely delighted us. Becky and I covered it with plastic and planted lots of seeds.  By the time we finished planting there was no room left in our beloved greenhouse.
I made Becky and Maggie matching aprons.

Maggie says, "Thank you, Uncle David.  I love the mailbox you put up."

Before:  A little trail to washer & dryer.

After:  From junk room/garage to garden room.

Now that we have made progress in the garden room, it has quickly become our favorite room.
Mom, tell that d.o.g. this is my spot.
Mom, tell that c.a.t. this is my spot.
In a small kitchen, every space must be utilized.  Using the scrap lumber left over from our peg board project, I create a spice shelf on both sides of the cabinets next to the kitchen sink.  Bad news is, I've only finished one.

And last but not least, my very favorite of all time projects:

From empty wall to unlimited storage!
When I first came up with this idea, Becky was not overly enthusiastic. However, being the dutiful daughter, she supported me in my craziness. I called upon my long suffering and only brother, David, to help me once again.  We went to Lowe's Home Improvement Store so I could pick out what I wanted and then he selected the other stuff we would need to get the job done (I can't worry myself with things like screws and boards to mount it on.  That's what I have him for). 

He measures, cuts, adjust and slowly my idea comes to life.  Did I mention, he is patient and long-suffering.  Anyway, when we are finished, we have enough peg board left to put up in the garden room in my craft corner. The scrap lumber I used to make my spice shelves.

A day or two after the peg board goes up, Becky is still a little unsure about the visual effects it creates.  That night we decide to watch a movie on Netflix.  We chose "Julie and Julia".  Toward the end of the movie, Julia moves into a new home.  There is a scene of them in the kitchen and to my absolute surprise, what do you think her husband is putting up in the kitchen?  Oh, yeah, peg board for pots and pans.  Apparently, I'm not the only one that thinks it's a great idea! If it is good enough for Julia, it's good enough for me. Sweet Vindication!

Considering where we started, we really have come a long way.  There is still chaos, as there is anytime you are a work in progress, but I know this year we will finally have a home to be proud of.
Thank you for visiting today.  Sometimes it's hard work to live simply.

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