Cryptic enough? Let m explain…
The last week has been an intense one. The work on our house has progressed but very slowly. The actual rebuild took the better part of 2 days. The guys were amazing as always and worked with us to try to make the experience as painless as possible, but as I’ve stated before, our living room is half of our common living area so right now, the sofa is in the dinning area, the table and chairs are piled up, the armchair is in the middle of our hallway, all my sewing stuff is piled up in my daughter’s bedroom and the electronics are stashed in our bedroom, which is already over crowed with our son’s crib. Maybe I never mentioned, but our home is 900 sq.ft!
Now for the long part of the process : 3 coats of putty, a surface wide sanding, 2 coats of paint must be applied and then the final clean-up… with the time in between each task required for drying and such, this roughly translates into us having crews in and out of our house at random hours for the next 2 days. My son’s play area has been shrunk to the space between the fridge and the counter (which he is not happy about since he’s just started crawling and can’t explore) and we are left with an area that seems as big as my hand to share meals, play and relax… yeah… relax. 😛 Here is an honest snapshot of our living arrangements right now…
We do have the playroom downstairs, but it is a bit off-limits right now because all things need to be reorganized now that little man is mobile. Little miss is great about sharing, but doesn’t appreciate the crawling terror eating her latest art project!
So, what I’m trying to say is that our home is a mess and it’s taking a lot out of us to keep completely together. And that last statement is mostly due to the fact that our son is still waking up about 12 times a night. We are sleep deprived, he is sleep deprived, our daughter is feeling the tension and reacting to the stress… and all I can think is : Lord, give us SPRING! We just want to be able to go outside. Saturday was such an amazing day, but yesterday gave us another 6 inches of the white stuff so we are meditating a whole lot on centering ourselves through all this turmoil.
So what am I grateful for today? I’m grateful for :
- A husband that is still 100% with me in all things, even if he has been going through his work days on less than 4 hours of sleep.
- A cancellation this afternoon giving us the chance to go see our osteopath with our son a whole 2 week earlier than planned. We are hoping she can help with the sleeplessness.
- Books that awaken my mind, regardless of the hours of sleep I’m lacking.
- Hand quilting and English paper piecing : Allowing me to pursue my passions, even when my tools are not readily available.
- Surprise postcards from friends : Kim, your lovely note made my day!
- A pantry full of yummy ingredients and a web full of delicious recipes to try. (Thank you Briana for the great oatmeal cookie recipe!)
- Nature bringing tea into existence!
The original recipe asked for arrowroot starch which I did not have, so Briana suggested 2 TBSP of ground flaxseed to create an egg-like effect. They are amazing!
Have a great week everyone… Wishing you warm spring-like weather!