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[Mostly] Finished workroom

After all this time, I'm finally posting.  And finally got around to taking some photos.  I keep meaning to post them but stuff kept coming up (like tearing apart the master bath... and the furnace deciding to stop working...)  Then I stumbled upon this post at Between Naps on the Porch, which is one of the blogs I read when I get a chance.  These link "parties" are always cool to take a bit to browse because you get some really great ideas from other people you would never otherwise meet in real life!

Now, thanks to Laurie, I read quite a few home decor and DIY blogs.  But have never posted photos or linked to them.  I love to look but it never occurs to me to share my stuff with anyone else.  And when I saw HomeGoods I got a little sniffy because I loved HomeGoods when we lived in Maryland (their Waugh Chapel store misses me, I'm sure.)  But as far as I knew, we didn't have a HomeGoods in Cincinnati.  Every time I'd happen to catch David Bromstead on HGTV h…

If I'd have known you were reading...

I'd actually post more often. Huh.

So as I sit here typing, drinking my coffee, the smell of burning wood fills the air. Am I enjoying a fire in the fireplace? No. Am I sitting in the backyard amidst the glory of nature as a fire glows in the firepit? Um, no. Am I camped out on my bed while the floor guy cuts into my hardwood floors downstairs using some sort of process that makes my house smell like a bonfire? Yes! "Hardwood floor fire" for the win! I'm really craving smores right now.

He's actually cutting out the vents and installing new recessed vents before the refinishing starts on Monday. Yay! Refinishing! Monday! Exclamation points! Woo!

So, life in the Sapper household. Yeah. Involves a lot of paint, tripping over shop vacs, cabinet doors and cans of paint and eating meals in the family room, living room and/or basement. It's a finished basement with Rusty's stupid big TV*. Not like I make the boys sit on the cold …

To start over or continue?

Wow. So much had happened and changed in the last year. It's hard to know whether to take the time and write it all down or to just enjoy it and go on from here. I have stopped writing on the Art Chick blog because I feel like I have nothing left to say from that part of me anymore. I'm leaving it up for a bit because there are some posts there that were my way of working through our family struggles and life in general. Our life in Maryland seems like a million miles away now; Liam had yet to be diagnosed, I was still the mother of young children and very confused about who I was and how I was supposed to live my life. It's been a bit more than three years since our move to Ohio and though I miss our friends and miss the East Coast in general, I cannot honestly say I miss that time of my life personally.

Our first year or so here was interesting. At the time I didn't realize it but looking back I can see definite lines God drew in the sand saying, "I dare …