Finally, I am back. It has been a long ten days since I was here - so much accomplished and so many changes...all of them good. I have held up surprisingly well, not counting the pain. It has been way off the charts but that was expected by me. What wasn't expected was that I could stay on my feet and keep going this long.
I had five days off of work, and by the time I went back last Thursday, the whole place was finished. I unpacked more than sixty-five boxes and put it all away. ME. I did not lift, I had others to move the boxes from here to there for me, but I did everything else. Being the control and neat freak that I am, there was no way that anyone else could have done it, I wold have just changed it all, anyway. So, I kept my head down and kept at it, taking pill after pill after pill...and the end result is so worth it. This place looks beautiful. I couldn't be happier with it. There are a few things that I want to buy and/or change, but for the most part, it is finished. YEA ME. I will take pics an post them, hopefully today, :)
As I have backed off on the work now, the pain is becoming nearly unbearable again. It seems that if I stay on the go, on the move, sheer will and determination keeping me upright, I can do it. Once I give, even just a little and sit for a minute, I am attacked. I would rather not have any of it, of course, but I am grateful for the chance to get my house in order,.
The kitties are beginning to come around and enjoy their new home. Cats are so strange, it takes them quite a while to warm up to any change, good or bad. I am happy they are beginning to act like the not at all normal kitties they always have been.
Life here in the suburbs is awesome. I do not miss the noise or confusion of living in the heart of the city. At least not yet. Once I had the internet and TV hooked up, I have not missed anything whatsoever. The first few days of being here without those things was a bit QUIET, though. The silence here can be quite deafening, and that takes some getting used to.
The very best thing about our new place is my awesome bathroom. It is huge, it is laid out perfectly with a huge vanity area, and my bathtub and shower are to die for. In fact, it's so wonderful that I am going to make good use of it now --- a long, hot bath is in order this morning.
Have a beautiful Sunday, friends. :)