Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feeling Guilty

Lately I have been feeling a bit guilty because I have this mile long list of things that need to be done at the house and I can’t motivate myself to do any of them. Maybe this is what happens when you buy a home—you go crazy for a few months painting and settling in and then you just get so burned out that you decide you just can’t do anymore (at least for awhile). I guess you could say that’s where I’m at right now. I don’t feel like doing anything—even simple things like hanging up new pictures I bought. So instead of spending perfectly good Saturdays and Sundays  doing what needs to be done around the house I end up laying on the couch reading or watching TV.

I try to blame it on summer and the fact that I don’t have money to do half the home improvement stuff I would like to do, but these are all just lame excuses because there are plenty of the things I could do with materials I already have at the house. For example I could paint the trim in the living room and hallway. I have all the materials and Erik to help on the weekends so why not just knock it out? Or I could hang the pictures I mentioned above. I do own nails and a hammer. Simple, right? Or I could clean out the shed in back (although I am utterly terrified of this because 1) I am pretty sure the spiders in there are on steroids and 2) I absolutely loathe spiders). I mean I have two hands and the willpower to get rid of things to Goodwill so this should be a no brainer. I could even spend a morning pulling weeds in the flower beds in the front yard and getting some inexpensive mulch to pretty them up a bit. Easy peasy.

So why can’t I just find some motivation?? Has anyone else run into this problem or am I just lazy?


Maybe this will be the weekend to get some things done. Maybe writing this post is what I needed to do to spur me into action. After all there is nothing like kicking your own self in the butt. Right?

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