One Year — Weeks 5 and 6

So, two weeks from each book combined into one. It’s been interesting. We determined, as I asked P the questions from the bedroom book that we basically hate everything about our bedroom except the night tables, the lamps on the night tables, and the bed. Sigh. We agreed that one change we can make this month is to buy new bedding that is more modern than what we’ve been using. Honestly, we don’t generally use true “bedding.” Right now, we have a throw for each of us stretched out on the bed. We also did more work on cleaning out the closet. I’m not finished, but three more bags of stuff disappeared. I admit that I am a bit of a hoarder in that I cannot make myself get rid of things that I might use and when family cast off things, I tend to be the one who takes them. However, I’m not doing that anymore.

We redid the office right before we had Katie. So, I’m pleased with the office and the way it looks right now. I do have to work on my files and my organization in my drawers, but the office itself is functional and works for multiple purposes and people. The goal has been for this office to be a homework space for kids, a work space for us, and a relaxing space when one of us is working and the other isn’t. I suspect this would be a formal dining room for any other couple, but an office makes more sense for us and works better for us.

I still have a bunch of drawer clearing to do, but I think I’m in pretty good shape there. Or I would be if I didn’t have two sets of drawers. My grandmother’s desk has a ton of stuff in it and my work desk also has a lot of stuff that isn’t currently well organized. It’s something to work on for the next couple of weeks. I’m not stressing the office too much because it gets another four weeks in March.

So far, this is working really well for me and I’m pleased, overall, with the results. So is P. He’s pleased because it doesn’t stress me particularly much and everything looks good and inviting as I go.

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