This edition of my Mother’s Journal is one that is filled with this and that from my everyday life. The weather here has turned quite autumn-like and the shorter days give me plenty of time in the evenings to reflect and refresh.
We are officially an empty nest as of 10/31/14. It may for a matter of weeks or months or years before we have a child living at home with us. My children are nomadic in lifestyle and with Mr. B’s latest adventure, nothing is set in stone about his return date.
My husband and I are taking on some household renovation projects this month. I have been dreaming of a new bedroom space and now is the time! We are doing a top to bottom renovation including floors, new ceiling sans the popcorn, and new bathroom space too. We are taking down a wall and adding a pocket door, building shelves and adding new lighting. The amount of thought and decision making gone into this project makes me tired but I know in the end it will be worth it.
- Step one was to remove the old popcorn ceiling and my husband did that last weekend while I was out of the house. He did a great job of getting it done and then cleaning up before I returned. I appreciate that so much.
- Now we will move out all the furniture and pull up the carpets as our next step. Then we will be removing the old paneling and installing sheetrock.
- That is about as much planning I can handle right now and I’m sure it will all be therapeutic as we cleanse the room of all it’s 40+ years of staleness.
That is occupying most of our time but here are a few random images from the past few weeks.
Does anyone else keep stacks and stacks of cards from friends and family? I have spent some time this week going through many cards that I have saved over the years, reading and enjoying the words on paper. I did glean a few to throw away but I am still hanging onto quite a few.
I printed out my Project Feederwatch pages for the next few weeks. At first, I write the birds that are my feeder visitors and then I make a master list to use for the rest of the Feederwatch season.
There is a little glimpse from my part of the world. Trying to focus on the positive and to stretch into this new period of life.
Hope your November is going well!