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New Floors and New Attitude

April 7th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I received many positive comments on the new hardwood floors. I will say this week has been very busy trying to get the house back in order after the installer finished on Monday. We are so happy with the new flooring and now that things are starting to settle down, I have discovered a few things.

1. This made me truly go through many of our possessions and decide, do we need to keep this? Are we really using it or enjoying it? We donated a couple of pieces of furniture, plus some rugs, household items, and some clothes. This made me let go.

2. I threw away some items that should have been thrown away before. I was raised with the depression era mentality that one shouldn't throw stuff away in case we need it. Some of these items couldn't be reused by anyone else and truly needed to be pitched. It was emotional guilt keeping that from happening. Guess the new floors made me rethink the possession.

3. I washed up everything that could be washed before putting it away or up and it made me appreciate all the nice things I own and how fortunate I truly am.


I spent part of Friday night after the weekly trek to the grocery cleaning and finishing up. I like having a tidy house and that made my evening feel fulfilled.

Part of yesterday was spent fixing some things for meals for the week. I will say planning for meals while trying to put the house back together was a challenge because I was physically exhausted, but we've come so far with eating at home and saving money, I didn't want to get off track.

Our meals for this week:

Sunday:

Brunch: eggs, sausage, toast, grits, fruit salad
Supper: sloppy chicks and chips and fruit salad

Monday:
Lunch: peanut butter and saltines and an apple
Supper: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit salad

Tuesday:
Lunch: leftover meatloaf and potatoes and green beans
Supper: Beef and barley vegetable soup, cottage cheese

Wednesday:
Lunch: leftover soup
Supper: chicken tenders, sweet potatoes, salad

Thursday:
Lunch: leftover chicken tenders, sweet potatoes
Supper: vegetable fritatta, cottage cheese, fruit salad

I'm not sure on Friday yet, although I'm sure lunch will be whatever is leftover in the fridge. It is usually my clean out the fridge type of lunch so I may have a smorgasboard of this and that.

4 Responses to “New Floors and New Attitude”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    I missed the new floor pics and just saw them. Wow! So nice!
    Way to go on cleaning up and clearing out as you put things back together. Smile And it does feel good to be thankful for what you have.

  2. snafu Says:

    your floors are lovely. I hope you'll choose to display all your nice things. It was so disappointing that gran had beautiful china and bric-a-brac tucked away unseen and rarely used. I mentally divided items mostly by color using pastel colored items for spring/summer and deeper 'jewel' colors for fall/winter. It's fun to display different items every 4 months or so mostly for the memories they evoke. Your buffet and table offer such wonderful platforms for display.

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Good job on not giving in to eating out!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks,everyone!

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