Reading: Nada. This is extremely troubling. Reading has always been my escape, a great joy, and literally, my hobby. These days, I read the Washington Post on my phone, the occasional magazine, blog posts, and The Atlantic. My books are all packed away for the remodel, and reading on my kindle is a PIA. I need to stop whining, dig out my kindle from the nightstand, and charge the damn thing.
Listening to: you're going to love this....a new favorite on Amazon Music is "Relax to the Max with Mega Hits (Piano and Cello Duets)" The title is hilarious, but I really love the music. It is popular music arranged for piano and cello--my favorite is Adele's Hello, and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. If you have Amazon Music, check it out.
Loving: Working at home during the remodel--I'd be a ball of anxiety with people in the house and me being 45 minutes away at the office.
Thinking: I can't wait until the remodel is done. The disarray and "undone-ness" of this process is so freakin' hard, and triggers my anxiety disorder in all kinds of ways. It's unpleasant as hell, and there's nothing to be done for it but endure until it's done.
Feeling: Exhausted with a touch of excitement. The remodel is consuming my life and a lot of my feelings right now.
Celebrating: The stuff that IS done. The dining room, kitchen, front hall, and living room are completely painted and tiled.
What's left? Tiling the two 14 x 14 bedrooms, a small hall, and the office (12 x 12). All the grout and all the baseboard (tile with profile edging). Paint and trim on two sets of french doors and two bedroom doors. Trim around the 10 foot front door, and the trim around the bottom of the cabinets. Oh, yeah, and painting the cabinets (saving that for March).
Grateful for: A job. A home. A full pantry and freezer.
Weather: Monsoon season. I crack up every time I say it, but it IS actually a real weather pattern this time of year. The Southwest Monsoon. We had rain every day last week, lots of thunder, clouds, it was cool, and rain, rain, glorious rain!! Hopefully more is coming--we get the bulk of our water (a whopping 8 inches a year) this time of year.
Enjoying: Re-watching Downton Abbey. Perfect escapism for a time like this.
A quote I want to share: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you'll ever know.” —