One Week In – Or How Am I Doing In 2018?

The floor and joists are gone!

Today is Monday, January 8, and we are one week into the new year.  Unfortunately, I have no tales of great accomplishments as far as my resolutions are concerned. My weight is the same as it was last Monday.  I have not met my step goal once in 2018.  No blogging schedule to speak of. No business reading accomplished.  No painting.  As far as Passion Flower Farm business is concerned, I am stagnant.

However, I am totally happy and content.  You see, I have my family with me.  Sarah received a bathtub for Christmas.  When Andrew went to install it we found that all the floor joists in the bathroom were rotted due to water damage.  So the floor and all the joists were removed.  The window is old and not airtight, so the window is going.  The vanity, medicine chest and commode are over 30 years old – so they are going too.

So naturally, since this is their only bathroom, they have moved in with us.  Zac, Sarah, Taz and Breezy and their dog, Deniro, have been with us during the tear out and reconstruction.  I get to see them in all their different moods.  Taz is all smiles and happy in the morning while Breezy is a grump.  They come to me for everything from wiping poopie butts to snuggling on the sofa and watching  Paw Patrol. We are rescuing kitties from Breezy embraces all day long.  Taz doesn’t want to eat anything but pasta.

When my babies were little  we also had piles of legos everywhere and you couldn’t sit at the table without clearing off the Play Dough first.  There are Lunchables in the fridge (we had a coupon) and fruit snacks on the counter again. It’s loud and hectic, and then very quiet and relaxed.

Taz is asleep in his bed. The baby monitor is next to me on my desk so I can watch Breezy sleep while Sarah takes a shower. I am going to fix a cup of herbal tea in a minute.  It’s not even 8:30 and I am thinking about bed.

Now Sarah is in the kitchen talking to Smokey the cat while she is making Chex Mix for her MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) group for tomorrow.  Zac will be finished with his shift by 10 and should be home soon after.  Andrew is doing a workout in the basement (as if he didn’t already do enough physical activity).   Steve is watching an old movie in the den, and my dad is watching wrestling in his living room.

So 2018 didn’t start out the way I expected it to.   That’s okay.  There will always be time to decorate and repair this home.  My ideas and my Pinterest boards aren’t going anywhere.  However, one day Taz and Breezy will be teenagers, and  their lives will be filled with friends and school activities.  That’s just the way life is.   I know it and accept it and am soaking up every minute with those two babies that I can, while I can.




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