Upon doing a sweep with my eyes in every possible direction, undone things can feel like too much.
Unfortunately, in these cases, it’s a matter of getting out of the chair, and forcing myself.
How spoiled am I? I don’t have to commute several hours. My job is to do neat stuff to my home! What’s to NOT be inspired about?
Well… it happens to the best of us. Do you have that thing where if you plan something, then you REALLY don’t want to do it? As if every thought has to trickle in like a big ‘ol surprise party before you’ll want to lift a finger?
I swear, my brain is wired like a windshield wiper. It needs a new screen (fresh ideas) every minute of the day. Ever changing. Must be a surprise.
Otherwise… motivation drops faster than the temperature of my coffee.
And I do like my coffee hot… hard to accomplish when you forget to drink the cup you just poured.
Is there any hope for me?!
But I know without a doubt, a big part of my lack of motivation is dealing with mess.
(above / before)
This was our first fine, warm, sunny day. I wanted my coffee out in the natural light for change, so I head out to the patio, threw the foam pad on one of the pallet sofas, plunked a sheet and pillow down and…
gazed upon the dirt.
At least my coffee was hot. 🙂
Well, by golly I wanted my (hot) coffee before I got up to clean anything!
But that only lasted so long. It was hard to focus on the birds happily chirping in their (clean) tree homes when I didn’t want to touch anything in mine.
There was only one thing left to do.. and that was haul out the pressure washer once again.
I really don’t like complaining on the blog, so allow me this one paragraph…
I never love the ramp up of pressure washing the patio. You get wet, then you get cold. And because the pressure washer is so heavy duty, (I’d rather have something like THIS) (affiliate link) it’s hard to pull around. And the hoses NEVER NOT leak. It’s like a water fountain spewing every which way right out of the machine. (I can never twist all the threads properly)
Now.. mood change!
But… boy does it do a great job! I mean, spectacular. As soon as all the hoses are (sort of) hooked up and I have my rain and safety gear on, there’s no stopping me.
I always start with the patio. The ceiling, then work my way down. The grill, pallet furniture, floor, rails front and back… every square inch gets hit.
Then down the patio steps, sidewalk, shed, anything outdoors. All of it.
Even the lid on this pallet tray had some mildew on it. Bye bye to that!
Starting with a clean slate again is actually very motivating. Now I can’t wait to do something nice out here with flowers like in 2013, and maybe change up the cushions and stuff this summer.
Without a plan of course… 🙂
And because this wasn’t a very pretty post, here are a few of my fav things from last year that I’d like to see come back in some capacity…
Crate coffee table / tray / ottoman
Hmmm… strange. No idea why there’s a coffee in every picture… 😀
So anyway, just today I tested the patio out again. You know… to surprise myself.
Still too cold. So I decided to maybe throw out some reclaimed planks on the lawn and pressure wash those for some new builds for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market. Good idea! I need to get on that!
Except… I had one small issue.
Looks like I’ll be trying to mesh mess and motivation here too.
Who am I kidding…
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Can you relate?