It is finished.

April 26, 2008

Home 'Improvement', Journal, Lauren

Today I actually got a few things done. Paid some bills, got more of the wallpaper off the kitchen walls, sanded off the extra glue from Mrs. Royuk’s crock (more on that some other post), and finally finished the border in the dining room. Remember that this project was started back in February. Of 2007.


Here’s the story, told in pictures:

Water or Simple Green?  You decide.

more pirate-y

redoing the spacing

There was a line on the wall that Lloyd wrote that I messed up – I wrote ‘to be’ instead of ‘for’. Today, after months and months, it is done.

Goodbye, blank space.

Howdy, ‘for’!

The spacing is off now, but I’m just going with it.

For Kristi: The rest of it is after the break.

It all came from something I would say at work when it was time to have someone go home because the number of children had gone down. I’d ask someone if they’d rather go home or stay and work. “What’s more important to you – time or money?” In my case, I’ll take time. I love Down Time so much!! Better poor and peaceful than rich and frantic.







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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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11 Responses to “It is finished.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Fourteen months isn’t that bad. Some things just take that long. …a camel’s gestation period, for instance.

    Hey, you’re like a pregnant camel!


  2. Beth Said on:

    Fourteen months ago I was four months pregnant with Tim, and Tara wasn’t quite two and was still in her old room in her crib instead of her new pink room in her big bed…
    Fourteen months doesn’t sound like a long time to me …but seems a lot has changed in this house since then…


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Can we see the whole border? I don’t know what it says.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    You give me great hope Lauren! I think I’m just going to start something & not worry about “having to get it done”. I don’t start much, because once I do … I feel exposed & uncomfortable until it’s completed. And all I can think about is “that needs to get done” & then I can’t sleep, & then I’m cranky & then I’m sorry I ever started it & then I beg people to help me get finished & then everyone pretends to be busy, so I get mad, then I destroy what I’ve started in a fit of rage & have a bigger mess … Whew … I came so close to starting a project just now.


  5. Vera Said on:

    Beautiful message -- and border 🙂


  6. Liz Said on:

    Really like the border, that is some neat writing!


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