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A Quick Entry

September 1, 2011

To say I am exhausted would be a massive understatement. A quick recap on why I am exhausted: I worked every single weekend day in the month of August except last Sunday. Also, I pretty much stayed late every workday (well, 95% of them) in the month of August. Then we had a major event on Tuesday that went really well, but my body hurt so much when I got home that night that I had tears in my eyes when I finally stretched out in bed (also a sign that I am old and the running around outside for eight hours straight and directing things and also doing a little bouncing on a bungee run may be too much for one day). This whole craziness of work is just normal for me in August… I promise we will be back to a relatively normal blogging schedule post Labor Day Weekend.

But, the point of this evening’s blog… to let all of you wonderful readers know something that you will NOT be seeing a lot on this blog: lots of thoughts on decorating. I had been coming to this realization over the last few days, and the decision was sealed today. Now, my good friend Gail, she talks about decorating all the time. She is rather obsessed with it actually. The thing is though, not only is she interested in the topic (and planning out designs helps her fall asleep at night), but she is GOOD at that stuff. She likes mapping out not only what a room would look like, but how one room can seamlessly flow into another room. Now, for all of my being a “J” on the MBTI assessment and my love of organization and planning, I just can’t do this. Hell, the past few times I have moved I have pretty much let her tell me what color to paint a room and how to do something… she is much better at it than I am. It is not that I can’t do it, I mean I think most of my friends will tell you that I have excellent and rather classic taste, but when it comes to home design, I prefer to let someone else lead the way (and that is reason 522 that Gail and I are still friends).

So, I had been thinking about this for a while (you know when I was walking from one side of campus to the other. I have time to think about this blog, just not a lot of time to write). Then this evening I started looking at other blogs while eating dinner, and I was looking at blogs that were being followed by a blog I was reading. The vast majority of these blogs all talked about decorating, which is fine, a bit repeative, but fine. My concern was that they all seemed to be talking about the SAME thing…. all pillows made out of X material, or X faucet. I don’t know what was going on, but they all looked the same to me, and I just didn’t get it.

And that is the bottom line, I just don’t get the whole planning out a house to decorate from scratch thing. And while I do have rehab an old house on my bucket list one day, I will not be the leader on decorating the place. Not my strength, so I will leave it to someone who is good at it… for decorating advice from someone who knows it: stick with Gail, I won’t bore you with my lack of knowledge over here!

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