You still have the 31st to enter the drawing for my December Giveaway, and the 50% off sale in my shops goes through the 1st.
I'm getting a jump on my New Year's resolutions and getting some repairs done. My house has been terribly neglected in 2009. We replaced the closet door months and months ago, and I just NOW, finally, repainted the door and the trim around it, plus the wall that got dinged up in the process of changing the door out.
I painted the door white, then added glaze to a paper bag brown color, brushed it on and wiped it down with a damp cloth. Quick and easy and such a difference. Why did I wait months to clean up this area???
My resolution is to not let things slip by me anymore.
(oh, and see the hand weights? They will be getting a lot more use in 2010, that is another resolution!!!)
This corner was never finished when the door was replaced. Yesterday, I called the guy who did the work and he is coming back on Monday to fix this floor. While he is here, I have a list a mile long that he is going to do for me. Little things that have been bugging me around the house, like doors that just don't close right, a cabinet that needs hung. Yes, my son is a carpenter. But between taking care of Sugarwings, work, and school, I'm lucky to get him to do anything at all.
He helps with housework, cooks, and gives me neck massages all the time (he is also a massage therapist), so I am not complaining. Instead, I am calling in a handyman who will get the list knocked off in one day.
I'm starting the new year with a whole new outlook. The fun and chaos of chasing a 3 year old has caused me to neglect my home, and I am not going to let that happen any more. Things I can't do, don't have time to do and can't get the guys who live here to do are going to be done by our friend, Don, the handyman.
Some things, I am facing and conquering on my own, like this. Months ago, the screws crumbled and broke off on the knobs of this old cabinet. Yes, I knew it was coming, they were wonky for a year or two. But I ignored it. I've been living with a knobless cabinet in my bedroom since summer.
I am fixing this little problem right now. Well, this afternoon, at least because there are no screws the right length in my tool kit. There never seems to be the right ones, does there? That is what stopped me every time I thought about fixing it. I had the knobs, just the wrong screws. So, today, I am taking some glass knobs to the hardware store and getting the right ones.
After changing the screws on the cabinet and mailing some packages, my New Year's Eve will be a quiet one. We've filled the wheelbarrows with wood, so we can have a warm and toasty house tonight. I'll probably rent a couple of movies, and curl up with Sugarwings to share some popcorn.
Hope your New Year's Eve is a fun one too, and 2010 brings you the accomplishments you want to achieve as well as lots of joy.