Last year we updated our galley kitchen. (You can see the old kitchen here)
We wanted to mix vintage with cottage. Mr. Delightful found this beautiful replica of an old clock at J.C. Penney's for $37.00. He quickly snatched it up. I was so proud of him. He's caught the decorating bug!
As soon as we brought it home, out came the power tools. He had it up in no time!
Unfortunately, it's a little bit crooked. I'm really obsessive when it comes to hanging things straight. He, on the other hand, is obsessive about using a level. The trouble with this approach is that walls and floors aren't always level.
It's going to have to be hung correctly or it will drive me crazy!
The next adjustment, taking better care of my health.
After early retirement in December, due to health issues, I began taking accelerated online classes. This was my first experience with self-directed online learning. I had no idea how much work and how fast the pace would be. Without thinking things through, I jumped right in and took 2 classes trading one stressful experience for another.
It was time to make the decision to go at a slower pace. I dropped both classes for next sememster to focus on my health, diet and exercise. When I go back in the fall, it will be one class at a time.
It's important for me to ask my body what feels right, rather than strictly listening to what my mind tells me I can do.
On a lighter note....here are the most recent photos of the kitchen and dining area.
This is the view from the dining table to the living room. The coffee station also serves as a trash can.
The mirror is new and the shelf has been repainted white (last year it was black)
My new favorite thing is the clock! It's big and reminds me to savor each moment.
Now if Mr. Delightful can make a minor adjustment and hang the clock just a little bit to the right, it will be simply delightful! But then again, a crooked clock reminds me that life isn't perfect!
Are you obsessive about having things hung perfectly straight?
Do you ever overestimate how much you can take on and then end up overcommitted, stressed, and overwhelmed?
I'm not engaging in self flagellation. I've moving on and giving Mr. Delightful permission to say, "honey, you might want to think about that before you take on too much."
I'm linking this post to:
Courtney's French Country Cottage
Claudia's Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
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