Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Painting

 

I've fallen off the August Break bandwagon for a few days because, alas, I needed a break, or rather, I was too busy with other things to take a break. Oddly enough, my busy-ness fits with today's topic of "home:" We are currently having our apartment painted, and thus our home is in chaos. The entire household is in upheaval, nothing is in its usual place, or it's crammed in with other things. Every evening and morning we spend moving our belongings from one set of rooms to another set of rooms. I was amazed to discover how much stuff we have sitting around on surfaces! Plus I am fingering items that, for example, usually live on a high shelf for decoration and thus never get moved and are coated with a thick coat of dust.

My bedside table has never looked this serene until the night before the painters arrived, and I had to go through all the books that are usually piled up there. So, amidst the chaos, there's some simplicity to contemplate as well. Wouldn't it be nice, I am wondering, if my bedside table always looked like this?



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  1. Your post reminds me how much work I have to do to get ready to start whole-house renovations next year. I dread the packing/loading/tossing that it will involve. But all nightstands look better with a book on them.

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    1. Julie - I don't envy you "whole-house" renovations, but I'm sure the effort will be worth it!

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  2. I'm in the midst of similar chaos. It's not fun!

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    1. William, indeed it isn't, but the results are worth it, I keep telling myself...

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  3. I can relate! I always have a stack of books on my nightstand!

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    1. Steph - I'm happy to say a stack of books has returned to my nightstand, although a bit smaller than before.

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