Remember how I dreamed of redoing my bedroom & then put all that on hold after changing & then leaving my job?
I wanted so badly to just change it all from top to bottom. I really did mean start at the top!
Even tried to make a faux capiz chandelier that basically would fit over the existing unit & replace the cover! That stupid thing is STILL waiting around for me to finish. It may end up chunked in the trash very soon. I tried to make lemonade out of the lemon of a bedroom light I had, but without the sugar it just ended up sour & unfinished.
This weekend I got offered some free handy services from the Crab. He had noticed a few things that to me would mean expensive outside professional help, but having previously built a few houses himself, he had the knowledge & ability to fix. Some seemed simple, but annoying – like the bathroom door that seems to enjoy trapping people inside with its required random number of turns to open. Some seemed monumental to me – like the dripping faucet IN THE BATH TUB! No clue how to even begin to tackle that one. I seriously had visions of needing to rip thru a wall to get to the pipes. Deal was I bought the supplies and he would give free labor, I tossed in dinner for good measure & we were off to the home improvement big box. Several trips & hours later, I was beaming at all that had been accomplished.
Then he mentioned the fact that the two bulbs in the ceiling light in my bedroom were driving him crazy being two different wattages or shades or whatever it was. Honestly I didn’t think it mattered as much as I hated that light. Course I agreed that installing new matching bulbs would be a good thing & off we were…. almost. Then I brought up the chandelier & how I had dreamed of popping it up one day. I’m sure he probably regreted the next statement, but there it was “I can put that up if you want. Its not hard.” HA! Not hard my ass. It is when you have no clue what’s what.
Out came my crystal laden beauty! After some adjusting for height, there it was – up and on! The dream was one little step closer to being reality. We talked of moving stuff around & replacing this or that. But mostly all I could do was stare in wonder at the light, finally where it should be lighting up my room. It already felt/feels cozier & more me.
Maybe the dreams aren’t totally dead just yet. Sometimes I guess it takes a few steps back & letting go to move forward. Then again a great side kick certainly helps too.
Tomorrow I attempt to tackle the summer clothes purge – 100 things gone (yes I have more than enough clothes to wear! Sadly I may be a clothes hoarder). We dropped off one bag at the Goodwill today with 26 things no longer needed. Tomorrow going for at least another 75! We shall see.
Also looking forward to registering for classes in the morning & figuring out what the next few months are going to look like. Hopefully I can get into the classes I need & maybe even have some time left over to get a part time job & bring in money to assist in taking a few more steps to home improvement. We shall see. But tonight I am going to be snoozing under my very own chandelier – feeling pretty proud, pretty loved & just plain pretty.