The first thing I did was throw away the original shade. It's my least favorite shape. Then I found a shade at Lowe's, and I'm recovering it with something pretty cool.
And of course I had to spray paint it. But after all that... it's still only half finished. Oh how I long for the days when something like this would have taken a few hours. But now I work for 30 minutes and think to myself, "Wow, that was hard. I deserve a bowl of Blue Bell Sundae ice cream." Hence the 46 pounds.
But it's just part of slowing down. It involves stopping the mad rush to clean or decorate. It means going on maternity leave. It means not checking email so much. It means unplugging. I'm ready to slow down. Way down.