This has led me to the conclusion that I must immediately put our house in fabulous order.
Now, I know this is unrealistic. On those TV shows, people put aside several days and have professional decorators, organizers, and contractors come in to help. We've only been here a month and we work full time, I tell myself. But still, the unpacked boxes of stuff that doesn't have anywhere to go mock me. The weeds in the yard whisper of my insufficiency whenever I look out the window. The bad wallpaper tells me I am a bad homeowner.
Have you seen our bedroom? Here's what it (well, one corner of it) looked like before we moved in.
Take special note of that wallpaper border. Yikes! Here's a closeup:
Not our style at all! But you know what? Inspired by those cheerful decorating hosts on TV, I have obliterated that stuff (glue and all) in just one afternoon. Here's what's left: