I guess it happened 3 years ago when we moved into our first Home. We lived in apartments before that. Some nice, some not. Some is fancy neighborhoods, some in decidedly bad neighborhoods. We were sorry to leave the last one. It was a beautiful place, the landlord was great, and it was in a decent neighborhood. But there comes a time in one's life when you feel the need to take on massive debt to live in a place that will be all your own after you pay the bank about half a million dollars. Insane? Yes.
SO... we moved into a big house in a pretty good area. The catch is that it's a very old house, and while it is big, it's set up so that it's a terrible waste of space. Ah well, it's ours!
We've changed a lot of stuff in 3 years. Got rid of the awful carpet on the first floor in favor of laminate. New appliances. Lots of paint. A backyard. When we moved in, the backyard was covered over in cement. The 127 people who lived here were using it as extra parking. So we had that torn up and we put down dirt, grass and a swing set. DH built a nice new porch.
But the one thing we kept were the ridiculously hideous vertical blinds. It seemed like such a chore to get rid of them. But UGH they looked so, so... institutional! Like a cheap hotel convention center! So I am pleased to announce we have real curtains now!!!!
And my concern is, when exactly did I start getting excited about freaking curtains? Looking back to the first few apartments (and I use the term loosely) that I lived in, I did what every young, broke person does... I threw some sheets over the windows. Yep, tres ghetto. But that's what we did. I don't think I ever purchased curtains before this. Eventually we moved into apartments that had mini blinds, so I left them alone. Mini blinds are another thing I never want to see again, right along with glass block windows. But, I digress. Here are the new window coverings!!!!!! And a really cute kid who got in the picture.
Next problem - as soon as the new curtains were up, I decided it's time to get rid of the red furniture. The first floor now has more blue, light wood, and green so the red is way out of place. It never ends!
Also - notice the absence of a Christmas tree?? Ever since we got the artificial tree, it comes down right after New Years!