Thursday, January 15, 2009

Change is a Good Thing

When we bought our home the furnishings in our front room, consisted of a Couch, Love Seat, TV and a cute set of Coffee and End Tables. I put up pictures- they were very well placed, centered on walls and above large pieces of Furniture. Two years ago we added a Piano- it fit perfectly below the Picture shelves. Then we had a baby and Ken finally gave into my constant nagging about having the computer in an open area of our home- and that is where the problem began.

The computer pushed both the Couch and the Piano out off center. The pictures suddenly made no sense, but I had no idea how to make it all work again. Until Christmas- When Ken conspired with my Sister in Law Tiff to get me a wonderful Present. Can you see it here on my new picture wall? Hint- it has to do with Vinyl Lettering.

So, Instead of focusing on Centering- I focused on Love, and people I love. Ken noticed that there are more pictures of the Baby by himself then there are of us, but that is OK because we love the Baby- so it works.

I then took on the Picture shelves, which at one point were beautifully Centered above the Piano. Now I say "Centered Shmentered!" Well kind of centered shmentered, I did move the big clock (also a present given to me by Ken and made by Tiff- that Tiff is amazing!), so anyway, the big clock is pretty much centered above the piano, and everything else is just stuff I love, arranged in a nice way.

So I am happy- Change is a Good Thing- especially when it doesn't take too long to do. I started planning the rearranging at about 7 pm last night, and I was completely done by 10 (I didn't spend an entire 3 hours moving things around- I was distracted at times by Family Scripture Study, American Idol (why do people have such good self images- I would never ever ever feel comfortable doing that!!!!), and a PBS Special of Billy Crystal being given the Mark Twain award for Comedy. This morning (at 2:50 when I was comforting my baby who has a double ear infection and possibly a sinus infection) I kept looking at my wall and thinking. "I love it, I love it". If you want to see it in person- you are welcome to come visit. Then you can love it too.

Oh yeah, I had 22 things on my to do list this week. Rearrange pictures was one of them. As of today I have crossed off 14 of those items!

4 comments:

Jodi said...

Does he have an ear infection again? That poor guy. If you would like to have some garlic oil to put into his ears just give me a call. I have some to share and am going to make more.

AZSMITHS said...

I love your "love" wall. It looks great! We also re-did our picture wall for the new year!

Kristen said...

I have ONE THING left on my to-do list for the week. Whoopeee! I'm exhausted but very fulfilled. I should make a list more often.

By the way, the last thing on my list is "make baby quilt." Could take awhilte, but it's actually my reward for getting the rest done. Yay for us and to-do lists.

(And the pictures look great too.)

Kristen said...

I have ONE THING left on my to-do list for the week. Whoopeee! I'm exhausted but very fulfilled. I should make a list more often.

By the way, the last thing on my list is "make baby quilt." Could take awhilte, but it's actually my reward for getting the rest done. Yay for us and to-do lists.

(And the pictures look great too.)