I have 5 hours until I officially go back to work. It will be nice to have a paycheck again. And something definitive scheduled for my day. But who am I kidding? I really LOVE being at home!! It's my happy place, my comfort, my refuge. And, it's just started snowing! I LOVE snow! And being home while it's snowing! Making soup, baking cookies, snuggling under a cozy quilt and reading a good book. Or napping. I LOVE napping! I have read nearly 30 books in the last two months, and have gotten completely hooked on Larkrise to Candleford, Downton Abbey, Modern Family, Parenthood, and shamefully, the Bachelor! (I'll be glad when that one's over!) But that BBC? Oh my!!
I've really accomplished nothing during my time off. I've ignored (or pushed out of my mind) a few things over the years. Namely, I'm basically a lazy person. Not very motivated. Don't get me wrong...I have moments of greatness where I actually get quite a bit done!! But in general, I'm a planner and an organizer. I like nothing better than to come up with a project and organize things all nice and pretty! I have to organize all my sewing stuff before I can quilt. Likewise with scrap booking. Unfortunately, by the time I get things the way I like them, I don't want to mess it up. Or it's dark and the light isn't good enough to make proper fabric selection. Or I need to make dinner. Or go to bed. (I do get my first wind in the afternoon, and then I could go all night, which is not conducive to the sleep patterns of the family!)
I've only started being able to walk, with a boot, in the last few weeks, but what freedom!!!! Freedom to think I can get all these things I've been planning, while on the couch, done!!!! HA!
While I like to plan things out and have everything ready, my husband gets an idea into his head and goes for it! It drives me nuts, but I secretly admire it also!!! He has been tearing apart our little office area and has worked steadily on it! I've been little or no help!! Pictures will be forthcoming!
I've decided to work on the bedroom! Time for a change...of color, of design, of a lot of things! I want to do some major changes!!! We want to put in a fireplace. We took one out of our kitchen and want to put it in the bedroom, along with some built-in's surrounding it. I (yes, only me) want to replace a wall with French doors. Hubby's not quite on board with this, but it's in my head and I know it's the right thing to do!!! Our bedroom is huge. Like a separate wing on the house. It's about 40 x 25. Ridiculous. At one point during the remodel, it held:
1 king sized bed
2 blanket chests
2 wing back chairs
3 large shelving units (my pantry)
1 coffee table
2 end tables
There was more, but was all quite comfortable...still lots of room!!
This is what it looks like at this moment:
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I have a picture in my head of what it will all look like, such as bits and pieces from these photos. I just need to get it out of my head and into action! I'm looking forward to the finished product, but it will probably be awhile. I girl can dream! Another problem...
I've been so blessed by friends and family during this time...Lynda, Linda S., Karen, Tami, Terry, Lydia, Linda K., Ellen, Carol, Janice and especially Brian and Tyler. My extended family has been so helpful too...couldn't have done this without all of them. From meals to visits, to driving me around and doing fun projects with me. You've blessed me beyond anything I could have imagined!!
It's noon. I'm still in my jammies. That should surprise no one! Now I have to get going...get something more than a blog post accomplished, although that's pretty big since it rarely happens anymore!!
Have a wonderful "leap day"!!