January 2015 hit us head on as our daughter was hospitalized and the day she came home to ‘rest’, our kitchen cabinets had fallen apart and we needed to replace them. So an entire kitchen remodel began and every kitchen gadget, food, and cleaning products were all moved into every room of the house. To top it all off, the new cabinetry didn’t fit with how our flooring sat so we had to redo the flooring too…the entire house. The clutter drove us batty! I need a New Year’s Do-Over.
Each day we had to move furniture from room to room to get the flooring in. Our diet was awful. It was difficult (at times impossible) to cook healthy meals. I am sure we each gained at least 5 pounds during this remodel. Most of the hard work is done and we have some touch ups to do, but I can finally cook again and the house looks incredible!
During January and part of February, I slumped back into a bit of depression. From hospital visits to a chaotic home environment, my mood was frazzled. Then we got hit by some virus that knocked us down for a week.
This last weekend I spent hour by hour putting things away, cleaning my new floor, and wiping down the dusty new cabinets. Even in the midst of the chaos our son says to me, “Mom, when we get this house back together, can we please have a day when you put on that nice music and just rest and read books?” Even this 12 year old was overwhelmed with all the mess and busyness.
I’m back to my home blessing practice that I told you about a year ago. Starting and ending each day with gratitude and blessings for our home and family makes a huge difference and really helps to kick start my 2015 goals.
Here’s to hoping the roughest part of the year is over.
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