Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Being "Unkept"

Being "Unkept" would be tough for some, but I come by it honestly, I swear. I realize my domestic procrastination would drive some type-A folks nuts! And in the business world it would drive ME nuts. My Mom--for example--has to practically sit on her hands when she comes over because she sees "projects" everywhere she looks. It's not that I'm a slob--it's that my time is often spent in order of what is needed or important.

For example, some people would have to "actively" avoid the mess on the kitchen table that was made after piling stuff from the car to the table after a long drive home from a Christmas roadtrip and would have to do something like start a blog just to justify NOT cleaning up said mess.

Not me--even if I hadn't started a blog, I would've taken my time in taking care of the mess. See, eventually I'll NEED everything on that table and it'll get put away . . . "organically" . . . yeah, see my "Unkept" lifestyle is really a "grassroots" movement to go with the flow . . . or something . . ..
And the new bathroom decor I purchased over the weekend (also sitting on the table) will eventually (I'm sure of it!) actually be used to redecorate my bathroom--which I've been meaning to do for over a year now. And I'm sure I won't wait until a week before impending house guests visiting this spring to actually PAINT said bathroom and put up this decor:

Actually! I did think of something to legitimately keep me from painting the walls for at least another week--I'm going to create a piece of art for the walls--and THEN the paint color for the walls will "come to me" .. . you know . . . "organically". So this weekend (New Years Eve Weekend) I plan to create a painting
(here are a few of my past paintings* --I only ever paint flowers--I only use Acrylics--I'm obviously self taught and don't claim ANY painting expertise other than I love doing it--I'll explain in a future post):

(this is a large 3' x 4' split canvas painting I did a few years ago for my office--the only painting I've kept!)

(this I did for my dear friend and colleague--lets call her Sunflower--I just gave this to her for Christmas)

yes! and then I'll pick a paint color based on the decor and whatever I create and then enlist friends to come help paint the walls (which I HATE doing almost as much as I hate doing the dishes). Ooooohh . . I will bribe those painting friends with FOOD! and then will have another excuse for an Unkept Cook blog entry! Yes--it's a master-round-about-plan that will eventually get me to the year-plus goal of redecorating the bathroom!

Hmm . . . if I combine my undone . . .unkept . . . domestic type projects with reasons to cook and blog I MAY actually get things (domestically speaking) DONE in 2010! Shocking . . . this blog thing . . . it's tricking me into domestic action . . . via blogging accountability . . . hmmm . . . that just might work . . . we'll see . . . .


  1. First of all, WHAT!? You painted those? I loooove the split canvas one, you could duplicate that and sell me one, right? :) I am a huge organizer but that doesn't mean I don't have "projects" all over my house either. :) Lovin your blog girl, you're doing great!

  2. Dude...I don't care how much food you bribe me with...I ain't helping with the painting...just sayin'. ;) Fun spending very chaotic, very stressful time with you...I sold my children.

  3. Stopping by to check out your new blog! Congrats! Welcome to the world of blogging!

  4. Dude! I love to paint..I'll come help! :-) your paintings rock by the way and I love how you write..funny!

  5. Great paintings :o) And I too have a tendency to "leave some things be...cuz they are so much easier to "find" then those times when I put something away in a "special" place and then can't remember where that "special" place is! (Oh, I guess it would be best if I just put away something where I had it in the first place!)

    Looking forward more of your fun posts!

    Mele kalikimaka & Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! (Hawaiian for Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  6. LOVE you new bathroom decor!!! Unlike Mama M, I could be bribed with food and help paint! I love painting....except unlike you, I only do walls! You are one talented woman!