I know I live in Texas.
I know it's not even snowing here.
I know I could get out and go do something and other people can't.
But all this staying inside gets to you either way. I'm not depressed. It's not Vitamin D deficiency.
But I need a pick-me-up.
I need a beach day.
But in lieu of that, since it was 22 degrees when I woke up and that does not make a good beach day, I think I shall rearrange.
I know. I've documented my sickness on this blog. But this time I'm not talking about furniture. I just want a different LOOK around here.
I love to Google pictures of other people's living rooms. Of other people's houses. I know what looks I love.
But what I HAVE is a 12 year old plaid couch and the same stuff all around me that we've had for a long time. I think I'm beginning to see how you end up with an avocado green refrigerator and pictures of fruit on the walls. I used to think, "My word. Why don't people update their stuff every now and then?" But you don't notice it. And new stuff takes money. And one day you realize you have had the same fork and spoon on the wall for way too long and there's no moving them. (a la Everyone Loves Raymond--can NOT find a clip of that. I loved that.)
So today I think I will take all the accessories down and pile them on the table. Then I will redistribute them around the house.
This is VERY hard for me. My sister came and did it for me when we lived at our old house. I simply could not imagine a different place for things. The clock has ALWAYS gone there! Where else could we possibly put it?
Drives me crazy. I'm not sure I'll be able to do it today. I'll just act like I'm shopping for accessories for a new house. Or for a model home. Oh I loved that show Designed to Sell on HGTV. I haven't seen that in (well, a year--when we got rid of TV). Everything always looked so simple and fresh and pulled together without all the clutter of everyday life thrown up all around the room.
Wish me luck. I'm hoping for big results.
If this doesn't work, I may have to bundle up and go to the beach.