Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday: trying to feel settled

So a couple of weeks ago, I confessed that my baby fever has started coming and going. We're on a lull right now.  Natalie has started the terrible twos (four months early) in the last couple weeks and I am questioning if reproduction is ever going to be a good idea again. But in the midst of the last round of baby fever, I started to question almost all of the furniture placement choices we had made since we moved into the new house.  I am having a hard time feeling like we're really settled in the house lately. 

When we bought our house in March, we knew the three upstairs bedrooms were going to be for tiny humans and/or tiny human things. Our first priority was getting Natalie's room together and I really love how it turned out.  The smallest of the three rooms became the tv room because we knew we didn't want a tv in the main space on the upper level.  The room we call #2s room is just an empty room. I did move some of Natalie's big toys in there when we were trying to figure out what to do with the upstairs main room - I think we've settled on dining room - but now I am having second thoughts, not about the dining room but about the toys being in #2s room. Hence today's post - I have to talk it all out and Brandon thinks I am bat shit crazy for even thinking about this right now, but I want to feel more settled.  I am a control freak, I need to feel more settled.

I have so many questions about the tv room, #2s room and the basement space we call Natalie's nook.  We never use her nook - so shouldn't we do something more practical there?  Would it be wrong to put a wet bar there? How much longer can we keep the book shelves in the tv room before I tie Natalie's hands together so she can't pull the books off the shelves and hide them? If we do keep the bookshelves in there, should I anchor them to the wall? How will that work since they don't sit flush? Where will Nat's things that are in #2s room go when we have #2?  Will fixing these things now really help me to feel settled? Ugh. 

So I have decided to make a list of the things that need to happen inside the house sooner rather than later.  This list will not include the major projects (redoing the laundry room to be my pinterest inspired dream space, revamping the master bathroom to get rid of the horrible red wallpaper, replacing the wood paneling with true wainscoting, etc), but rather it will be a list of the things we can do that I think will help me feel settled in the new house. I need to keep reminding myself that we've only lived there for three months. 

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