I realized something this morning.
Yes, this morning…as in, by 5:45 a.m.
I sat at the computer with nothing to write. And not only that, I didn’t FEEL like blogging. I had a few ideas, but they all seemed…boring. I looked through my camera media card and there was nuthin’. Nada.
And I realized that I’ve been unusually BORED lately.
I like routine. We do routine. Routine is good.
But lately…I think it’s been about all I’ve been doing.
I think it goes back to the first three months of this pregnancy when I was so miserably sick. Survival Mode was our gig. Every evening I thought to myself: “Is everyone still alive?“ Check. “Do they have all of their limbs?“ Check.
I’d have high fived myself if I could find the energy to peel myself up.
In the meantime, my house was GROSS. And messy. And poor Andy got this text message. A lot.
“Bring home dinner. Can’t cook. Might die.”
So as soon as I felt better, I dove right back into Routine Mode.
I cleaned. I straigthened. I kept up on laundry as if my life depended on it. Man, I’ve been so good about laundry. I could get a medal of valor for it. If they gave medals out for Laundry Keeping Uppage.
And then…the last couple of weeks, I’ve been downright raincloud, bored out of my skull, don’t know what to do with myself, grumpy for no reason, moody Jeannett.
A-HA! she types.
All that jumping back into routine has left no room for FUN. No room for creativity. No room for doing silly things. No room for COLOR.
And with that, I do declare: THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK SHALL BE FULL OF CREATIVE COLOR AND HAPPINESS.
So often I think I’m not the creative type.
After all, have you seen the blogs of those girls who seriously CAME OUT OF THEIR MOTHER’S WOMBS BRANDISHING A GLUE GUN????
Hard to feel creative when you see a post about how someone took duct tape, saran wrap, and a can of spray paint and made some replica of a Pottery Barn cover spread.
But it turns out that I may not be the crafty I see on other blogs, but dang nabbit, I AM a creative girl too! And I need some happy color fun in my life too.
The laundry can kiss off.
And my guess is that even if you don’t feel like YOU’RE creative, I bet you are. We all need a little change up in our routine. We all need a little (or a lot) of color. It’s not about being perfect, or even blog worthy…but about doing something more exciting than picking up legos and playing some ridiculous game called “Always see the bottom of the laundry basket”. (Most boring game ever…don’t bother.) I mean, for Pete’s Sake, I don’t even have anything interesting enough to Instagram!
So this week, I’m busting it out. Andy, get ready. The house is gonna be nuts. I’m gonna have projects. Yes, you will likely get roped in. (Don’t husbands always tend to get roped into our projects somehow?!) Brace Yo’self.
Here is a sampling of things I’m considering for my Week O’ Color:
Painting my kitchen peninsula bright yellow? Been wanting to do this for months but been too scared.
It’s paint. If it looks awful, I’ll make Andy paint it back.
This has been on my Pinterest board for as long as I can remember. Doing it. Finally.
Bring it succulents.
My patio looks like a barren wasteland. Flowers shall be planted. Heading to Farm Supply for more galvanized tubs.
I’m gonna be like the crazy cat lady that has the amazing potted plants. Minus the cats.
Rainbow doormat? Yes please.
I mean, Andy’s gonna make it for me (he just doesn’t know it yet)…I’ll paint it.
This. Because it is happy. And colorful. And easy.
Andy has a vintage toolbox much like this one. He won’t even notice I’ve girlied it up.
It’ll look fabulous on my yellow coffee table.
So, what happy fun colorful creative thing are YOU doing this week? Join me! Creative doesn’t have to involve a glue gun or a sewing machine…promise!
I’m so beyond excited right now. Giddy.
Home Depot, I’m coming. I’m bringing Lucy with me. Can you handle it?