Saturday, January 5, 2008

When Did I Become So....

Domestic???

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!

8 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

They look great! Home improvements are such a chore. I never really feel settled in our townhome because I know one day we will have a house so I keep putting projects off.

carrie said...

sheets???? Oh well, you've redeemed yourself with those gorgeous blue curtains. I don't know who told you that you can't keep your red chair. I'll take it. I live in Kansas. Just address it to Gremlinwrangler in Kansas.

Kidding! Good job and very cute curtain model you have there.

Anonymous said...

Being domestic sneaks up on you, it did to me, like the curtains

Julie Vaicius said...

We celebrated the 100 year birthday of our house in 2007 - talk about stuff that needs to get done...I am right there with you!

Monique said...

Those blue curtains are absolutely beautiful!

ProzacPoet said...

I love the curtains, that looks beautiful!

Dead Tree Studios said...

I'm sure once we own a home my ass will be all dometic like too. I see all these do-it-yourself shows and part of me goes "I want to do that".

The other part looks at the bookcase we have that looks likes it was put together by a blind squirel in a dark cave and the urge to "do it myself" passes.

Laurie M. said...

I love those curtains. Congrats on being so domestic!