So I’ve taken a month’s hiatus from blog writing. Sorry to any of my readers who got used to hearing from me at least once a week. (For the short time that I’ve been doing this of course!) I’ve actually been really busy these past weeks believe it or not.
The road trip was spur of the moment and led me down to Texas for under a week. It was my nephews 3rd birthday. I realize that statement takes some of my anonymity away though I’m pretty sure there aren’t many people scouring the blogosphere for people with nephews in Texas that celebrated an April birthday in March. There, that was sufficiently confusing for the search engines I’m sure!
Anyway, the road trip was with a good friend and was a great success. The whole thing was a surprise for my sister’s family. It was so much fun to see their faces when we showed up at their door
A week after I got home, my same good friend called me up and said I need new living room furniture, lets’ go shopping tomorrow! Several thousand dollars later we designed a new room completely.
In my family I am the e painter. If you have a room you want to change, I’m your girl. I love renovations of all sorts. I especially love demolition. You know… the part where you get to bash walls in a beat ceiling to the floor completely gutting a place? That’s what I adore. It’s the only time I truly feel any satisfaction getting some aggression out of my system.
But then I also like envisioning the finished product and working towards that goal. The living room turned out quite splendidly if I do say so myself. Now we are working on the foyer and hallway. Tons of moldings and trim work in there.
The other thing that’s good about all of this manual labour is that it gives J and I time to talk. J is a protector/fighter part of my internal system. (She is saying she’s much more than that) True, she is much more than that but she is definitely a tough chick. But she also loves this kind of work and learned a lot about it from people as we grew up as she was out much of the time we were around those people. So J and I have been talking. The kind of talking that isn’t about anything dark or twisted. Just normal stuff like, oh that needs to be leveled off, the paint needs another coat, that sort of thing. But I figure any kind of communication is a good thing.
I’m not sure how long these projects are going to go on. We’re kind of on a roll now and it seems that every room in my friend’s house is going to be done. I’m certainly not complaining. I love it!! And it has helped to lift my mood and keep it there for weeks. I’m running out of material to talk about in therapy for Pete’s sake! (Not really) But it’s nice to go in and say to my therapist that I’m feeling good and not even waiting for the other shoe to drop. It really is a nice feeling.
On that note, I bid you adieu for now. Be well everyone. I’ll come back with more topics soon. Maybe we’ll come up with something to stir up some controversy!