As my life is starting to return to normal after the hectic holidays, I have 2 seconds to myself to write. The bear and I went back to my parents' house for Christmas and such. It didn't go as planned (shocker), but I think I handled it all pretty well.
My parents are getting older. Yes, I understand that tends to happen. However, they are not aging gracefully to say the least. The two of them are falling apart. I had hoped to help them out some - in spirits and physically - while we were in IL.
4 days before we had to leave to drive back home, I decided to paint my old bathroom. It's the extra bathroom upstairs that was redone for my 13th birthday. It was cool then, but wall paper in a bathroom is not a good idea. It is a very bad idea when you have a teenage girl who loved long showers, and it's been 11 years.
I knew it would be a lot of work to take down the mirror, strip the wallpaper, paint and get it all hung up again in 3 days. I watch HGTV though. I knew all the tricks to stripping wallpaper.
WAY more work than I thought it would be, but I loved it. It was nice to see something transformed. The quick (relatively) results were good for me. Everything here is focused on 6 months so a change in less than a week was refreshing. It's not a professional job, but trust me it's better than the 11 year old peeling wallpaper.
I also think well in the bathroom. I only worked on it while The Bear was sleeping so I was able to have time just for me. Yes, I was busy. It was therapeutic though. I feel better coming home.
Now I just wait for homecoming.