I must be the spaciest girl alive....ok, probably not..I can think of a few that are stalked by the papparazi that could win the race if there was one....not that I would even make the cut on that one!
So, I have about fifteen or forty five projects going on. And yes, ahem, cleaning qualifies for a project in my world. I did work on the front flower beds yesterday and two out of three of them (even if they are the smaller ones) are done.......and ready for some spring, or yep, summer plants and a round of mulch. I know, I probably should have mulched already, but I always wait for the oak leaves to fall before I mulch so that they don't land all over my fresh mulch. I hate that. I will however, have to bite my tongue when the pecan doodads start falling on my newly installed mulch. I love pristine mulch.....what, you think I'm a little ocd, too??? Could be. No, that's too much work! Anyhoo, I'll be getting a few new plants to put out, too......BUT I did see that my mandevilla that I bought last year and truly thought had suffered its overdose of neglect.....is BLOOMING! It's a beaut.......cherry red flowers, all four of them!! And my daylilies in front are budding and blooming, too.....again, a nice shade of red. Plus there is the lone hibiscus that looks so,so pretty when it sports a bloom. So now, the bed full of weeds and overgrown fern are hardly noticeable because everyone's looking at my five red flowers and one pink one! um-hum, THAT Stunning, folks.
Other news....the office/guest room. I'm just getting around to it. It really needs a total overhaul. It's not calm and peaceful like I desire. It's full of STUFF......sigh. and nothing matches...I'd love it to look like a Pottery Barn page; I'd love it to look kind of girly, kind of cottagey, kind of clean and peaceful. BUT I work in here, and have lots of stuff for said work. I need an intervention, an extreme makeover of sorts. What's a lazy, fun-loving girl to do????
And I don't even want to show pics, too embarrassing.....so I'll paint one for you with words.....the room is blue, courtesy of when my daughter actually lived in here. Suffice it to say, the blue is not quite the color I 'd like it to be, but I've lived with it. AND there is a Cargo single bunk bed in here. I've been dying to paint that....it could be cute. OR I've thought of making a slipcover for the headboard. Then there's the large desk that hubby has had forever!!! and I'd love to get rid of......hmmm....but it holds a lot of stuff that would otherwise be homeless. And lastly there's a blue file cabinet....old one, that we painted blue when blue was in. So, you can see my dilemna.......I would love to just start over. I need an armoire I think to house things, like business catalogs, extra products, brochures, etc. I might even put my craft goodies in there......oh, dear...I feel that overwhelming sense of frustration coming over me.....that flings me right into the state of procrastination....anyone joining me there in that state????
All this leads me to the decision that the flower bed is my next project to tackle......at least I know it's doable in a few hours and will leave me with a sense of accomplishment, even though it may accompany a back ache......
If you are still reading at this point, I must confess that I was feeling a lack of blogging inspiration today...so this is what you got.....a lot of babble. It's where I talked myself into tackling the front flower bed, and that in itself may lead to a blog post about the flower beds, so that can't be a bad thing. If you are still reading, please accept my apologies for rambling......geez, I at least need a good picture to leave you feeling inspired. I think that's what I intended to .....can't remember. see you later, and have a great day.