Last weekend I made a bunch of food to jump start the week. It was so great that I decided to do it again. Nothing like home cooked comfort food to keep everyone happy.
I am proud to say I had a very productive afternoon. After church, I accomplished the following:
Cooked One Quiche and Two Soups
Filled Three Garbage Bags with junk
Washed Four Loads of Laundry and
Made Five Piles to decide what to do with
While the food was cooking, I felt the basement calling..."YOU ARE NEGLECTING ME." You see this is the last room that is not finished, not organized and looks like a bomb hit it. My husband has one side of the basement and well, technically I have the other. My side became a dumping ground for everything that did not have a home.
I am EMBARRASSED by it.
It's a mess.
It's dirty and it stressed me out.
Wanna tour? OK, beware of JUNK and please don't call the Hoarder Police. I won't even explain it all, but you'll get the picture that it's time for some serious purging, selling and finishing.
Left of door is husband's man cave. Why won't anyone use the door handle? See that grime on the door.
That's disgusting. Need of serious paint.
Stuff is thrown down the stairs. Reason pillow is sitting there for about 2 months.
Why won't someone kick it out of the way?
Cabinets used to be where the bead board is missing, but we used them in the pool house.
I am coming up with new plan for the space. Wish me well.
It just gets worse.
The scariest place to be. Laundry room. Furnace, Hot Water Heater, Water Softener, Well Pump and the Cat Box.
They are not my friends and I wish they would leave my space. I have to learn how to make do and share in a more friendlier atmosphere.
After hours down there, sneezing and annoyed at myself for letting it get like this, I am pleased to say today was a start. I am now looking forward to planning, painting, trimming and putting the finishing touches on the space. I am scouring the internet looking for inspiration. I'll keep you all posted. Pray for me. :)