New Year, New Plans, New You!

It's a new year and time to rethink, rearrange, and redo! We're in the thick of that around here — we did a rethink and now we're rearranging and redoing our basement.

Phil and I have been like the keystone cops of decorating! "Honey, I think it should go over there," says the blind woman! He dutifully lugs a desk just so I — who cannot see what I am talking about — can say, "Honey, I don't think it should go there!"

Oh brother! We have shifted desks, chairs, and shelves several times before we landed on just the right plan. Once the furniture was finally in place though, I asked Phil to hang the pictures. He asked, "In the old holes?"

Now think about this with me. If we moved the furniture, got some new stuff and now have a totally different arrangement, do you think we want to hang the pictures in the same old holes? (I'm telling you ... Keystone Cops!)

Some of the old holes are hidden behind shelves or awkwardly placed on the wall — random and odd. The longer you are married, the less you should say what you're thinking (wink, wink) so I held up a frame to indicate the need for new holes. He giggled.

He knew we needed new holes; he was just giving me a hard time and he was plain tired of the extreme home make-over!

All of us have seasons when we need to rethink, rearrange and redo. The start of a new year is a great time to make new plans, but beware of old holes.

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