I think I'm coming out of my fog. The weeks leading up to Christmas were terrible. As you may recall, that's about the time Mom entered Palliative Care last year. It really affected me in a way I was not expecting. To be honest, I was in a pretty bad state for awhile. And of course I didn't really tell anyone how bad it was. (Ironically a trait I picked up from my mother)
However, I woke up a couple of days ago and just felt better. The pressure of the holidays and all that forced cheer was gone. After spending a couple of days with auntie, I came back to my house and started looking around. Even though I've been here for months, it still just feels like a house, not my home. So I put on my thinking cap and then I tore this place apart. I've moved furniture from room to room and changed things all about.
It's still in chaos, but now I have a plan! I ordered a new dining room set and my double living room will "soon" be a living room/dining room combo. It was supposed to be delivered today but apparently I wasn't in the order today but they did promise it for Wednesday. But since I had already emptied out that room I felt extra ambitious today. I picked a paint color, bought a sample can to test and started this......
The only thing worse than stripping wallpaper is this mint green paint underneath it. Yuck! But let me tell you, this was some quality wallpaper because it is not coming off without a fight. Holy cow it is on there good. It was oddly therapeutic however. It felt good to start making a home of my own
Doesn't seem like much progress but it was not easy. I thought I'd show you the mess before what eventually will be a nice dining area. I know, it's hard to imagine from this picture :).
Time to take a break and reward myself with a little treat.