Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder that is just beginning to be understood. As a hoarder, I have acquired things over the years with a specific purpose in mind at the time of the acquisition, used some of those items for their intended purposes, forgotten the goal for different objects, but now that I find that they have outlived their purpose in my life I am struggling to rid myself of those same things.

You can read the start of my journey here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Breezy little butterflies.

Unfortunately, today was much like yesterday as far as what I was able to accomplish. I'm hoping seeing my doctor tomorrow morning may shed some light on things. It looks like I may have an infection as a result of the surgery I had a couple of weeks ago. I guess I'll find out tomorrow. I am just needing to get my energy back. I have entirely too much to do to be sick now. Phooey.

I did at least get the last coat of paint on the craft drawers I wrote about yesterday. Actually, I did the last coat on the cabinet that holds the drawers and the first coat on the drawer fronts. It's supposed to be hot and dry tomorrow, so I'm hoping I can finish them up then. It's not much, but I can at least check them off my list.

Speaking of projects...

This is what the shutters looked like before the curtains:
I still have work to do on the shutters. I'd like to paint them a gloss white eventually, and I'd like to trim off the decorative shapes at the top, so they're even all the way across, but it's just so not a priority right now. And yes. The louvers are aimed up on 2 sections of the shutters and down on the others. I'll fix that when the time comes, too. I just can't do it until the top is trimmed off.

All in due time.

This is what they look like with the little curtains on them. Scooter was thrilled. They look much better than the dark green sheet that we hung over them to keep the light out. She was particularly thrilled with the butterfly fabric I chose. Butterflies are the quintessential cherry on top of anything she owns.

So. Other than making Scooter particularly happy, doing a load of laundry, the dishes and the painting, I didn't get much of anything accomplished today. It's frustrating to say the least, but there's always tomorrow.


  1. They look very nice. I like the shapes at the top, personally.

  2. They came out really cute! I think the shapes at the top look better with the curtains on.

  3. Those are adorable! I wish I was half as creative as you are.


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