Christmas Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!

 It takes me a while to come down from the Christmas high. I don’t have anymore shopping to do, although I keep feeling like I need to be out there…amongst them shopping for what? It’s as if I am suffering from holiday post traumatic stress. The empty feeling after weeks of excitement and then the “what do I do now” feeling. Its insane…it also spurs me to into this ultra hyper mode and that is where I can get into trouble….

 I start looking for projects that will keep me busy…and because it’s too cold to do anything outside I start looking to the inside of the farmhouse for all the stuff that needs to be fixed or organized, cleaned or re-done. There is plenty around here that fall in all of those categories. Mark tends to stay hidden away in his office when I am in this state…and for good reason…either he will be enlisted as my helper or while I am in the middle of whatever project I am into my house is turned upside down. “Lucca” my 7-year son also goes into hiding it seems taking his toys with him fearing I may be into a purge mode and target his room in my mania. Come to think of it his room could use some cleaning up….

 I have decided on working in my farmhouse utility room instead. This is my catch-all room and it has become overloaded with stuff…stuff from the farm market, stuff I thrown in their to store for the farm like signs and seeds, seed trays and 2 of my worm compost bins,  Canning supplies, jars, jugs of vinegar, lids ect,  there are remnants like left over from our on-farm events like, serving trays, tablecloths and floral supplies. Of course there are brooms, mops and my vacuum as well as all the other cleaning craps I keep in there. This is a big job just cleaning this room out and organizing all this stuff…then I will need to find another storage place to clutter up again. The Farmhouse Utility Room View 1The Farmhouse Utility Room View 2The Farmhouse Utility Room View 3

This is a  big undertaking for I need to install some permanent stock cabinetry and custom-built small closet for storing mops, brooms, ironing board and the vacuum cleaner. My goal is all about storage and work-area. My budget is laughable as usual for such an undertaken of $400.00. Building the closet will be my biggest issue I think of the project…I have a problem with keeping things square…yikes! I can’t afford to hire this project out so It will be up to me to figure out installing all this all the while testing my carpentry skills….stop laughing….

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My name is Peggy Lynn Marchetti. I am a wife, a mother of two beautiful, never boring children, and a farmer... that's right - a farmer... a female farmer to be exact. I live on a beautiful little third generation organic farm in middle Tennessee.

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3 comments on “Christmas Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!
  1. Natalie says:

    Looks great! Let me know if I can help. Wait…will I regret saying that?

  2. I understand why everyone hides…LOL Happy New Year! Great Blog!

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