Many blog friends of mine often mention their wariness of 'always happy' blogs. I too feel that way and while I do not think my blog fits into that category, I do tend to smooth over the ickies in my life.
Life has been icky lately - things are not running smoothly and we are facing many large expenditures in the near future. Our house has simply reached that age, however, we were not wise and did not plan for it. We moved into this house when it was at a stage where we didn't have to do anything with it and since we liked the basic decor so we didn't. Shame on us. Planning would have made this a lot easier to deal with. But we didn't and now there is stress, legitimate worries, and friction.