Tuesday, July 30, 2013
My daughter's "new" bedroom is essentially done. She has a loft bed and we got her a bed set (sheets, comforter, shams, etc) that came with a bed skirt. She won't need the bed skirt with her loft bed, so I told her I'd make her a new valance out of the bed skirt, so it would match her bed set (and not go to waste). I also need to get her a different chair for her desk, either one of the antique wooden ones from the attic or a rolling desk chair. I think I'll just get her one from the attic for now, since she still has carpet in there. I'll get her one with wheels when the carpet is replaced with a hard floor. (We want to replace the cheap, builder-installed carpet in our house with hard floors at some point -- except in the master bedroom and guest bedroom). Home improvement projects stress me out but I'm always SO glad we did them. I'm in love with her new room. It has been kind of bittersweet to create this grown-up, teenage bedroom space. She's going into middle school in August...I just can't believe how quickly the time has gone by.
SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVES HER ROOM! I kept joking with her that she could sleep on the bench by the pond in the garden and I was going to take over her room. She's always had a very pretty bedroom ever since she was born, regardless of the house we lived in. In fact, her bedroom has always been the prettiest room in the house. This time is no exception. This is my favorite room of hers to date. I absolutely adore how it turned out, and to see her absolutely giddy over it just made my day. She has told me a couple times over the past couple days, "I knew I'd like my new room, but I didn't know I would like it THIS much. I....I just like it so much!" That makes it all worth it.
Not to mention I have my neat and tidy house back now!! The past week or so, my house has been an absolute mess. All of her bedroom furniture (except for her loft bed) was moved to different areas of the house. Her books and movies covered the kitchen table. At one point last week, I was actually making lunch on top of the dresser that was in the middle of my kitchen. It was pretty funny! I took pictures because everything was such a wreck. No matter how neatly you arrange it, when it gets like that it just looks like an episode of Hoarders. I've been drinking wine out of a regular glass for a week, because I couldn't get into my china cabinet! Craziness! LOL
So my stress level has gone down CONSIDERABLY over the past 24-36 hours. Just having my house back to normal has helped, knowing her bedroom project is over and that everything went well has helped. I noticed my one weird sister-in-law (who "likes" every single one of my posts on Facebook) stopped "liking" my entries when I posted a couple statuses and some pictures pertaining to Daughter's new bedroom. She spent many, many years trying to make me feel badly about myself when she thought she was in a "better" house than I. Now, she lives with a husband that no one likes, and their four kids in a shack. Literally. This is the result of a multitude of bad decisions on the part of her and her husband. Maybe I'll tell that whole story on here one day. As for the new bedroom and not "liking" anything, I know she sees it as I'm giving my kid something she can't give hers and she's jealous. I just feel bad for the kids. They don't deserve that crappy life or that crappy house and to be with those crappy people. I'm so fortunate in so many ways. I make sure to recognize this every day.
My hurt kitty is also doing better, so that is making my stress level go down. It seems like things are just slowly melting away and maybe by the end of the week I will feel normal again! :)