Anyone else ever inspired and baffled by Ikea? Somehow they make it look like if you bring in a bit of furniture, everything will just magically find a home and even your closet will feel like a mansion. I bought the Expedit bookshelf and desk maybe two years ago now. I thought with all those shelves (I bought the big one, 5 rows) I would have a clean floor and a home for every scrap of fabric. Not so.
We bought a new tv and it was delivered on Saturday. The measurements on the web site for the TV weren't quite right, it's taller than stated by about 10cm. We thought we could put it on a coffee table until we figured something out but those 10cm made a difference. So we were off to Ikea on Sunday to find something suitable. Of course being in Ikea leads to "why does our house not look like that?" line of thinking.
I have been thinking about my future dress form and where it would live. Right now, there isn't a corner that doesn't have something in it, be it a box, a table, a pile of clothing... it's just full. I bought 3 more boxes that fit the shelves. Hopefully I can police up more stuff to get old stuff off of those shelves and into a more appropriate home to make space. I have enough square footage here if I was using it properly. I want to be organized but I don't enjoy getting there.
This folds into other conversations and thoughts that I was having this weekend. For whatever reason, Mr. Lina seemed to want to let out some emotions on Friday picking movies that would evoke an emotional response. Now I'd pick something like... The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, An Affair to Remember, but more likely than not I'd pick something funny (Some Like it Hot) because I'll find a reason to cry anyhow. Mr. Lina, he picks Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. Net-net, we spent most of the weekend tending bruised hearts together, I didn't sew at all. Part of healing was just cuddling and being around each other, part of it was talking. Including talking about moving prior to adopting siblings.
Now I'm not saying we're moving next month even, but it's about the thought process. Our three bedrooms are currently our room, my sewing room and the revolving door of a guest room. Guest room could convert to a nursery, but really, if we adopted two kids, they (and we) need more space than our house allows. This isn't our forever home and we both know it. So cleaning out clutter is a good thing because if not now, it will need to be done then. Maybe the act of moving wouldn't feel so overwhelming if I felt like I could see the floor.