This is not a post about sink repair, though that is a picture of the Mister repairing our yellow sink in the bathroom off the laundry room. You can see glimpses of it in this post. Redecorating the bathroom was on my list of dream projects for October, but we got as far as repairing a drip in the sink and replacing the fixtures. This was one of the back up posts I had in the event I got to sick too do a project.
I’m still sick, by the way. After a month of succumbing to the same sore throat and congestion every few days, I finally broke down and called the doctor. I’d like to blame my delay on any number of reasons–Nicholas having croup all of last week is a good one–but, really, I just didn’t make the effort. I felt well enough to get by, so I put it off until I couldn’t. I’m pretty sure this is the same awesome wellness technique employed by 95% of the population.
That same attitude permeates a lot of my life. It’s funny that a perfectionist can be so lackadaisical about things like messy drawers and doctor appointments. Like Wednesday, for example. I spent time on the laundry room working on what I thought were finishing touches. No.
Lately, I haven’t been as fastidious about my project lists.
When I got ready to take pictures, I realized I forgot to buy outlet covers. I never hung the iron and ironing board rack, or the rack to hang keys and keep mail. The caddy next to the laundry machines still needs to be decluttered and wiped down.
I debated taking pictures of what was done and calling it good with a promise to finish up the little details at a later time. Much like my sinuses, the laundry room is good enough to get by.
If I learned anything by going through my house this year, it’s that I lose interest when a project hits “almost done.” I wave my hands and say good enough! In short, I never get to those finishing touches. I have no idea how to fix that except to assign myself a due date because for some reason, I do really well with tasks, deadlines, and assignments.
The Laundry Room will be finished, photographed, and published on November 29, 2012. The week of Thanksgiving I’ll spend cooking.
I almost didn’t publish this post–a post not about a sink? what?–but I wasn’t sure if some of you were working on projects this week and hoping to link up. I hope so! You all have to link to your posts so that this post becomes almost interesting by association. I’m counting on you, team.
- Please link to a specific post, not a general blog address.
- Your post must relate to your efforts to create an intentional home. I have a delete button, and I’m not afraid to use it.
- No links to giveaways, please.
- Let’s use this weekly link up as an opportunity to gather inspiration and motivation. Click links. Discover new people. Say hi and good job. I know I will.