Thursday, March 28, 2013

Painting the Deck {Opening a can of worms}

You know how when  you have a project to do, and every intention of starting AND finishing the project, other things somehow pop up that you have to get finished too. Ok, finished isn't the right word. Started is the right word for sure. Because let me assure you, nothing is finished. I came to this realization when I had a play group here the other day and found myself saying "yeah, that isn't done" more times than I care to count.

After writing my last post, I had every intention of starting and finishing refreshing/repainting/re-everything the deck. And I started. But I have to do everything during naptime, and by the time I got to having to move the grill and the picnic table, well, time was up. And then the next day it rained. And it has rained a drop or two most days since then, or, I haven't found time to do it.

If you look out this window it look finished!

 Why didn't I find time (my husband asks constantly because he is tired of looking at umpteen unfinished projects that have similar stories)? Well, you's because I started another one when I couldn't finish the first one. I decided it would be a good time to spray paint a thrifted chandelier that I have big plans for.

And then a baby woke up.  

So, then the bathroom cabinet in the kids/guest bathroom was really looking dinged up I thought to myself. So I started just the end of the cabinet.
See that paint can "hiding" down by the toilet hoping no one will notice it? Geez-hello super terrible picture!
 And then a baby woke up.

Even before I decided the deck needed work (I blame the nice weather!) I finally had it with my disaster of a closet. Disaster isn't the right word. I blamed the horrible wire racks the builder put in. 
And then...well, the baby got sick. 

You see the pattern, right? I could probably count about 8 more of these with my eyes closed. 

 So, if you find yourself thinking, how does one get all of these things done with 4 littles, I don't know. Because I don't get them done either. In between laundry, vacuuming, meals, and many multiple etc's., I find just enough time to begin something. And that's it.

But you know what? I would rather start something (and eventually find the time to finish itthan never start it at all, waiting for the perfect opportunity, the perfect idea, the perfect whatever.  

And just because the baby went to sleep, I ran up and actually finished a project! I KNOW!!! Ok, actually, it still needs a couple things. 





1 comment:

  1. Have Brett finish them when he gets home rom work. He can do it. Or have him take a day off work and watch the girls so you can finish some of them. Tonight after work and dinner, because the sun is up longer and Gary was inside wi the boys I was able to pick up a while winters worth of dog poop from our backyard... 3 bags full! Then I was able to start trimming the bushes in the front yard. I got half done!... Oh, rrrriiiight. Half done means not done, doesn't it? Okay I know our problem. Too much ambition! But it is your ambition at makes your home so wonderful. I really admire your talents and energy. You go freckle faced girl!