09 October 2009

oh my.

my home and i are currently in a serious state of disarray. while normally this would stress me out, i have decided that i am going to enjoy myself, take my time, and make my home better by taking my time. normally i am completely OCD and have to have everything done, unpacked, cleaned and organized within two days of arriving home. unfortunately, i am pretty sick right now-- sore throat, horrible headaches, congestion...you name it. plus i think i just feel worn down from all the traveling. with all that said, i simply don't have the energy to get it all done like i used to. and that's okay. it's refreshing not to be psycho about petty things. i am feeling much more organized and i am getting rid of so many things. this brings me happiness. anyway, i could go on and on. the above picture shows two little gems that i found while unpacking/organizing old things. two fire orange/red tea cups, bought in a russian antique store in latvia almost 3 years ago. i totally forgot i had them. they were wrapped up in some paper, looking quite lonely. without spending a dime, i had something "new" to display, which made me feel happy. i've decided i am going to start shopping in my own home. this + taking my time = happiness. off to work on the kitchen some more.

8 comments:

jenna said...

LOVE them. i've been doing the same sort of thing. yesterday i deep cleaned my bathroom like you wouldn't believe. i want to take my time yet i want the house down in one shot. it's annoying it can't all be clean at once! i could take a lesson from you.

p.s. i am also sick. lame.

Michelle said...

take it slow girl....really. I unpacked way too fast when we first moved here, then had weeks of boredom. I love the tea cups! so cool

AaReAn said...

oh those are so cute. this story reminds me of yesterday when i found a $1 in my back pocket. I love when you find little surprises that make your day! haha These are so cute. Next time your in russia will you pick me up some?! Thanks! ;-)

Annalisa said...

hope you feel better. way cute tea cups.

SJ said...

I am so glad that you are home. When can I see you?

Loves,

Tave seiminika...ba ba ba ba ba b ab baaahhhhhhhhhhh.

Morgan and Stuart said...

Those are gorgeous! I'm sorry you're sick :(

Jason, Missy and Madden Streiff said...

hello jenna-i was thinking you must be getting back soon!! I just have to say I love those books too! I haven't bought them either-but maybe I will have to do the same and pick one at a time...I was right there with you picking weeds and moving rocks to earn money :)

Cassie and Doug Hansen said...

yay your back! I can't wait to see you guys when we get to Utah and hear about all of your adventures! We love you guys and can't wait to see your cute little pregnant belly.