Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Good morning, all! So sorry to yell at you like that. 🙂 But I’m so excited, and really quite proud of myself.
My kitchen tile has grout. And it only took 18 months (or perhaps a bit longer). 🙂
I know what you’re thinking. It’s just grout, Kristi. It’s good that you did it, but it’s really not that big of a deal, is it? Here’s the deal…
Y’all know how Matt and I want to get out of this condo and into a house, right?
Well, I figure that two things are required for that. (1) I have to finish up all of these unfinished projects around the condo, and (2) we need a stack of cash for a downpayment and other costs to get into a house.
Well, I’m about to let you in on a little secret. Matt and I already know what house we’re going to buy (if, Lord willing, everything comes together like it needs to).
So in order to save up as much money as we can in as short of a time as possible to get into the house, I’ve decided to start taking on much more blog design work. And let me tell you, last week I was so unbelievably busy working on people’s blogs, transferring blogs from Blogger to WordPress, designing blogs, adding project galleries to blogs, and even completing my first ever online store with a shopping cart.
I had my head buried in HTML code and stylesheets for six days straight, getting up early every morning, and working until very late at night.
When I finally came up for air, it was Sunday morning. The day of my niece’s 8th birthday party. And I was in charge of decorations.
So after a full day of decorating, birthday party, and then time with family, I finally got home at 8:00 last night. I made some dinner, sat down with Matt to eat and watch a show, and felt so exhausted from the long week that I wanted desperately to go to bed right then.
But the whole time I was eating, I kept looking over at my kitchen, so disappointed in myself that I had let yet another week slip by with no progress on my projects. I couldn’t let myself go to bed feeling like that. I hate feeling disappointed in myself. I don’t sleep well when I feel disappointed in myself.
So at 9:30 last night, exhausted to the point I could barely hold my eyes open, I decided to grout my kitchen floor.
When it was finished, I thought it was the most beautiful grout I had ever seen in my life.
And I slept like a rock.
So how are your project coming along? Did you get much done last week? Or was your week filled with other responsibilities like mine was?
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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