January is Moving Right Along

by Jill

I have a quite a few projects on my to-do list today and all I really want to do is sit around and alternate between reading and watching movies. Procrastination is taking over my brain at the moment so naturally, here I am. Computing and shit.

You guys, this is the sad state of my Christmas tree:

Christmas is Over (and half undone)

Work has been crazy busy the last few weeks and when I get home at night, the last thing I feel like doing is dealing with decorations and pulling boxes out of the basement and blah blah blah. So now I have this half undone tree sitting here, basically laughing (and glaring) at me and saying, “If you don’t take me down soon, I’m going to fall over and then you’ll have an even bigger mess to deal with—at least give me some damn water.”

So, yeah. The tree is on my list of things to do today. But only after I finish painting a wall in the bedroom and throw in some laundry.

Did I mention I set some lofty goals for myself this month? I’m sort of loosely following along with The January Cure over at Apartment Therapy because I feel like I ignored doing a lot of home things over the last year. D and I have lived in this house for a year and a half but we got so sidetracked shortly after moving in—my mom’s sudden passing, getting married, life in general—that making this place feel like a home got pushed to the back burner. And I know it’s just a rental but we’re most likely staying put for a couple more years until we’ve grown our let’s-buy-a-house savings a bit more, so I’d like to make the most of it.

I have a feeling this little checklist of projects is going to carry over into February, possibly even early March. What can I say? I procrastinate and I’m a perfectionist, the latter of which makes it very difficult for me to make decisions when it comes to home organization/design/decor. I want things to be just right and if there’s the slightest bit of uncertainty, I obsess over it and can’t focus and you know … my cluttered brain!

Anyway, the bathroom is 99.9% done to my liking and the bedroom is, hmm, maybe 75% done. I’m trying not to overwhelm myself so if I keep doing things little by little, without letting too much time pass between projects, it helps keep the motivation flowing. I pretty much keep telling myself to GET IT, GIRL. I know, it’s total cheese but whatevs. That’s me.

Progress photos to follow, of course, because what’s a blog without photos? (SNOOZE.)