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Sometimes they are infuriating and they don’t even try to be!

Take today, for instance. I was varnishing our kitchen ceiling, which is a daunting task. Right in the middle, I began to look around at our setup. Maybe I didn’t want to keep at it, or maybe I got a sudden epiphany–I think I did, because I found a new way to arrange our kitchen.

I pulled Adam in, and he helped me to move my big old stove, then I spent some time lugging cabinets here and there until it made sense. I measured and moved, totally scrapping our original plan.

I took mental note of the changes needed in the electrical circuits, and planned out the layout until I was satisfied. Proud of my new plan, I returned to the painting.

Later on when Greg came home, I showed him my creation.


And he asked me if that’s really how I was planning to leave it.


Oh, that stove just looks out of place there, he told me.

Fizzle went my balloon. 🎈 💥 

Then we stood around with the boys discussing why he thought I should stick to my original design. The longer we talked, the more I realized he was right. It would be way simpler and less complicated overall, plus it would use the space better to just leave it as planned. And I had agonized much over that original plan, so I wasn’t offended about the suggestion. Just a little frustrated that I’d spent to much time on the new plan, then, of course, that my husband was right again.

Many times it goes that way. My ideas pop up and seem great to me. But then the logical one steps in and he ends up being right. I don’t always welcome his opinion, and I’m not saying he’s always right, because who is, but many times he does end up having wisdom. Go figure.

Maybe I should have asked him in the first place and saved my back!

All’s well that ends well. Tomorrow I’ll be moving cabinets again!

Oh, me poor back!  

Here’s to a happy attitude about it all! 😀 

And in case you forgot (since it’s been so long) or never knew, we are still in our camper, and we are building.  Our cabin kitchen will be wonderful!  You can read about my dreams for it Rustic Vintage Kitchen—Plans and Dreams!  Looks like I need to do an update soon!  

Oh—and the plaque?  It’s not mine, but I need one to remind myself of the wisdom it contains.


Have a great day!



Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

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Natasha – Houseful of Nicholes (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Laurie – Ridge Haven Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

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  1. Beat the Freshman 15 With These Healthy Vegetarain Recipes – from Create with Joy

2. Why I Closed my Amazon Affiliate Account from Little Homestead in Boise

3. How to Make Burlap Autumn Placemats from Decorative Inspirations

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6 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    I enjoyed your story but in my case, my husband comes up with these hair brain ideas and I am the voice of reason!! LOL!! I hope you will be sharing your Kitchen as I especially want to see that ceiling!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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