December is going to be busy for us here at Waldenhouse.
I know, big deal.
Who isn't busy in December?
I don't particularly care to have every square on my calender filled.
But this year?
I'm not sweatin' it.
I'm going to do what I can.
Let go of what I can't.
I'm going to scale back my to-do list so that I can be with people.
I am not going to send out family Christmas cards this year.
I am going to Atlanta for a day, with my friend Caroline, to meet Pioneer Woman.
I am not going to dress a "perfect" Christmas tree.
I am going to hang Spinner's homemade garland around the tree.
I am not going to feel guilty about missing workout's.
I am going to spend a day in Asheville with dear husband.
And then I am going back to Asheville two days later with my mom and aunts.
And I am not going to worry about being away from the boys.
I am not going to worry about my home looking perfect for our annual Christmas party.
It is what it is.
I am going to let my boys be boys.
I am not going to worry about the unknowns in our life.
I am going to be thankful for all the knowns.
I am going to enjoy the season.
I am going to celebrate Christ.
A sticky note was attached reading, "no toching ples. stil working on it."
Hmmm. . . .
This little lamp was my project. I have had it for years. It lights up a dark corner on my kitchen counters. It's the right size. The right brightness. The colors are okay. But it's just a little too. . . cutesy for me. So I grabbed some spray paint from the garage, some old burlap from the attic, and my new glue gun.
I painted it olive green and used some brown acrylic paint to add a little dimension to the flower. I took the burlap and glued it to the shade. I only burnt (burned ?) off two fingerprints in the process!
I failed to take a before picture but for those of you that love the before and afters I have dug up an old photo that has the area in question in the background. Please disregard the quality of this photo and concentrate on the picture behind Tank. It's a lighthouse, next to an old wooden house with awooden canoe in front. In Maine I suppose. I have no idea why I own that picture. It doesn't really speak to me and fits no particular theme in my home. It had to go. And the table, it had a lamp, a few books and a clock on it. Blech.
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