Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Doing my part for the economy

Last month I kept the economy alive by dropping $250 at the vet's office. [Topper had an eye infection which required two visits to the vet and four prescriptions - two of which he turned out to be allergic to.]

This month, I'm keeping the economy alive by redecorating my home office. It's been sea-foam green for a while now and I'm soooo tired of it. Not just the color but the arrangement of furniture, the accumulation of junk etc.

So over the weekend I dragged DH to Wal*Mart and bought a new desk - it's a sleek corner model that should free up a whole wall of space. I also bought a taller bookshelf to replace the too small one I have.

My plan was to get rid of the big, bulky desk and the old credenza under the windows and the little bookcase and go with s much smaller workstation, then put a chair in the opposite corner where I can acutally sit and read, write, work on my laptop [where I do most of my work these days anyway] and relax. I'm tired of feeling like I'm trapped in the living room when I want to relax or do anything other than watch TV or watch the kids play video games.

DH shocked me by offering to paint the room! So tonight we went out and picked up the paint. I went with a color called Arabian Sand. I plan to go with white curtains now instead of the matching sea foam ones, and hopefully by Sunday I will have a whole new space to call my own!

This may mean I'll be off line completely on Saturday and Sunday, but what the heck, it will be worth it to have a comfy place to plop my butt and relax. Wish me luck! Home improvement projects are always scary at my house. Hopefully all goes well.


Jen said...

Wow, talk about the ultimate spring cleaning! Good for you!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Hey, I have to take advantage of DH's sudden domesticity while I can.

Kate Willoughby said...

I wanna see a picture when it's done!!!

Kristen Painter said...

We need pictures!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

There will definitely be pictures! Assuming DH and I don't kill each other before the project is finished. I'm a firm believer that married couples should not work together - especially where heavy objects are involved.

Shelley Munro said...

Change is good. I bet you're itching to write though. I would be :)

I'd love to see pictures as well.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Hey Shelley! Actually I'm itching to read! I never get to read around here because people assume if I'm reading they need to talk to me. My plan by Sunday night, is to be sitting in my new den, in my chair actually reading something while everyone else is in the other room leaving me alone. :)