Right now, my time has been consumed by a project. My program dietitian recommended that I rearrange my dining room and kitchen to disrupt the possibility of slipping back into eating disorder auto-pilot when I got home. And so…We have rearranged. And are still rearranging. Basically, we are having a whole house purge starting with the dining room and kitchen. If it hasn’t been used in a long time, it is outta here. If we have kept it due to an obligation or guilt, it’s outta here. It’s a new beginning in multiple ways. And I am liking it.
Except. Except that I am totally letting the projects consume me and am giving myself very little room to think/feel/breathe. This is not an ideal position for me to be in. It also has meant that I haven’t ventured out to yoga at a new studio yet. I know my hesitation is that it will be a brand-new studio and I am anxious about that. But…I am starting to feel a bit edgy and off and I know that means that I will have to go to yoga asap. So…I guess I will be off to yoga tomorrow. I need to figure out a class…Oh! And I need to check the weather, as I have heard we have bad weather coming our way.
Back to the rearranging…So, we have an U shaped open floor plan living room/dining room and then a galley kitchen (the stairs are in the middle of the U). I love that it feels spacious and open. I hate that we have been bogged down by poorly placed and crappy furniture and clutter. We have moved some of the crappy furniture out and as I said before, we are purging clutter. But, the rearrangement we have done…I love it. We moved the dining room table around the corner and on the far side of the U and now it looks over the deck and outside at the view. We moved our bird feeders so that we can enjoy the birds too. Where the dining room table was, we put a coffee table and moved two small arm chairs. This faces the kitchen, but you can see around the whole U from there. We call it “The Cafe.” And we all love it. Such simple changes, but such a huge difference!
Next week, we will be putting a new coat of paint on the walls. Dh wanted yellow, and I am not invested in a color, so yellow it will be. He wants to do that thing where you have some walls one color and then an accent color on another wall. Again, I am game…whatever, just as long as it looks new and different.
We also have some nasty wall damage from our crappy futon frame…I think we are going to cheat to fix it. It is on the inside of the U and sort of a stand-alone wall. I think we may slap up some wainscoting and call it good. It will also be a good trial to see what we think of wainscoting.
So much to do and so much fun! Well…unless you count that part where I am sooo exhausted from doing all this stuff for hours on end.
Okay…Off to the city for some appointments.