Cleaning and Organizing

I’ve been a slug this week.  After Sunday’s half marathon, the plan was to take a day or two off, then do some light training and weight-lifting in preparation for this coming Sunday’s half marathon.  But at choir Monday night, I noticed that I was struggling to hit notes and my throat was very dry, and by Tuesday, I had a full blown cold.  Doing better, finally, but I’m still pretty congested.  I’m still planning to run on Sunday, I just have to be sure to take it easy and make sure I’m hydrated.  I’m not worried though.

So while I’ve been resting and being a slug, I’ve been reading a lot of blogs.  A LOT of blogs.  Since buying my house last year, I’ve become obsessed with home improvement blogs and organizing blogs.  What frequently bugs me about these blogs is that so many homes start to look curated.  How do people live in homes that perfect?  Where do you put your stuff?  And why are all your collections so well themed?  Don’t you have random stuff that you love?  That’s why I love sites like Young House Love.  Sure, their house looks awesome, but they show you how they stow all their stuff.  And they’re not afraid to show you the rooms that aren’t so perfect.

My house is far from perfect right now.  I still have bare walls and pictures waiting to be hung (something I want to take care of this weekend).  It’s slowly starting to feel put together, but it’s not a quick process.

Seeing all of these home improvement projects makes me want to go through my house and document the “before” state, as I continue to get things looking the way I want them to look.  I would love to someday have incredible “after” pictures to share.  But I have a lot of work ahead of me.