Saturday, January 26, 2008

Time to update

Well I guess it is time I updated the ol' blog. I did finish Michaela's room and I'm so happy with how it turned out. She did help me paint and managed to stay pretty clean as well...we had a great time working on it together. The hardest part was putting all the furniture together...that was a big project!! But thankfully got it all done and now she loves her new do I.

These curtains are the best, they are ribbons...I thing they are too funky.
Finally she has a mirror right at her level, I didn't get the mirror with the expensive!

The great loft bed...she loves it.

The best part...extra play area under it!

Well there you go, a little update anyway...maybe someday I'll get better at this!

Monday, January 7, 2008

From Princess to Butterfly

My little girl is growing up...far too quickly!!!

I am changing her bedroom from a pink princess bedroom to a purple butterfly room. I'm so excited about it, I've just bought a new loft bed, dresser, bookshelf...all the cool stuff I never had when I was a child. Sometimes I worry that I spoil her...and I probably do, but really it will be such a cool room!!

Now the hard part...I have to do this all by myself (well Michaela did say she would help paint)! I'm just avoiding clearing the room out right now, getting it all ready and cleaned so we can start painting tomorrow (between swimming lessons and skating). I have boarder to put up, new blinds and curtains to hang and some flower stick ups...oh yeah and all of the furniture needs to be assembled. I even bought a new cordless screwdriver today in anticipation (I know Ron has a cordless drill around here somewhere but I haven't come across it yet)!!

Well I guess all that stuff isn't going to get up and walk out of the bedroom, so off I am to begin the task of giving her the coolest room ever!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Home Sanctuary

Well it is time to make my home a hasn't felt like that in a while.

I've been feeling very overwhelmed with life lately and have let things get away from me. Not that my home is a hovel or anything...but it certainly isn't up to the standards that it was before we went through Ron's illness. Now it is time to pull up my socks and get back at it. Rachel Ann at Home Sanctuary is doing something called small things, this is perfect for me.

If I had my way I would isolate myself from the world right now, I wouldn't leave the house (okay maybe for a little Wal-Mart therapy), I would just stay here where life is easier. During the holidays I was able to stay home more, no school, skating, swimming, piano...or any of those things for Michaela. I have realized that as these things start up again next week that I will be challenging myself to get out to them...I need to. I like my comfort zone, I'm not one to willingly step "outside the box"...I like my box.

Well I have to get myself together now, I have to get groceries and I have a meeting for a church group this afternoon...not bad for today!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Snow and Stuff

We are having a great snow fall right now and I love it. I have no where to go and a great neighbour who does my driveway...doesn't get much better than that!! Infact we've already been out and made a snowman (I mean snow girl)!!

This is the beginning of a new year, New Years Eve was quite a sad event for me. Not the usual horn blowing, pot banging stay awake late night. Ron asked me to marry him on New Years Eve...seems like only yesterday. Now 2008 starts without him, I look forward to the new things that the year will bring...but I long for what I had.

I try not to dwell on negative things, I have my moments and then try to move on.