Renovation 1… SoBadSoGood

The renovation team will arrive early Monday morning to strip our kitchen back to the bare essentials and start to rebuild it from scratch. The house was built in 1944, and this is the original kitchen! It has served us well for the 38 years we have been here, but it is time to “bite the bullet” and renew everything.

As the kitchen is literally as well as figuratively the center of the house, and because we will continue living here during the reno, this promises to be a bit of an adventure.

The “bubble wrap” to contain the dust will cut the house in half and include an outside door.  To get from the studio and bedrooms to the living room, we will have to go out the main door , around the garage and through the garden and up on to the deck to the patio door. A temporary kitchen has been set up in the basement laundry room.

So “invest me in my motley” may look a bit different for a few weeks. To-day I am off to choose a granite slab for the counter tops and to buy a new dishwasher!!!! Fun, but the research and shopping are time-consuming, and every decision has to please three people.

Because we are so very busy, my blogs may look a little different. But I promise to spare you the details of what faucet to buy!

Today’s blog is copied from a site I enjoy… SoBadSoGood. Enjoy.

18 Thought-Provoking Questions To Ask Yourself
Alex Wain October 4, 2012

http://sobadsogood.com/2012/10/04/18-thought-provoking-questions-to-ask-yourself/

It’s often very easy to get caught up in the every day hum-drum or chaos of our daily lives, so much so that we often forget to take the time to relax, to take a few moments to breathe and think about our lives and the impact we’re having on the world. The excuse is, we’re all too busy living, jostling for pole position in the rat race.

But by taking a few seconds to ask yourself the following 18 questions, who knows? You might end up viewing the world from an entirely different perspective & quitting the rat race entirely – that surely can’t be a bad thing.

1. What would you do differently, if you knew nobody would judge you?

2. If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?

3. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

4. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?

5. Is it possible to lie without saying a word?

6. If not now, then when?

7. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?

8. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?

9. Would you break the law to save a loved one?

10. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?

11. Who do you love? And what are you doing about it?

12. Do you ask enough questions? Or do you settle for what you know?

13. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

14. When was the last time you tried something new?

15. Which activities make you lose track of time?

16. If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?

17. What is the difference between living and existing?

18. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?

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2 Responses to Renovation 1… SoBadSoGood

  1. I hope your renovation goes well and that the trip from the living room to the bedroom doesn’t have to made during a snow storm (great incentive to sleep on the couch!)

    These self-reflection questions are brilliant, of course.

  2. motleydragon says:

    Oh, please… let this be finished before the snow flies!

    The tear-out was yesterday, and my former kitchen has been totally destroyed, eradicated.

    At the moment I am reliving… and blogging about… childhood anxieties related to Humpty Dumpty.
    My only consolation for the chaos that surrounds me is that moving, after 36 years here, could only be worse.

    Thanks for your kind thoughts! Pictures to follow…

    These self-reflective questions are great journal topics… quite challenging if you intend to be honest and thorough!

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