Monday, 23 August 2010
With my daughter moving out of home, there has been lots of decluttering going on. We have identified piles of stuff and old furniture to go to charity, other piles of stuff to go to the council tip... it's been keeping me pretty busy and the new energy bouncing about feels so good!
Yesterday I began preparing the walls of the vacated downstairs area ready for painting. Any bits of furniture remaining has been moved to the centre of the loungeroom and today, I washed the walls with sugar soap. A great workout!!
Then soon, on to painting the lounge area, bedroom, bathroom, stairwell and hall. Lots to do, so we'll plug away at it and hopefully be completed in a couple of weeks. We're quite excited about having this new found space, so we're well and truly motivated. Now I must get back to work....
Monday, 16 August 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
As I mentioned before, my daughter is moving out of home. This is not her first step out into the world, however this time she is making the move completely on her own and I am really proud of her. It will be great for us to have more space and freedom here, and we will be taking advantage of it. But I will miss having her around. So mixed feelings, happy though, that she will be able to express herself in her own space and live in such a beautiful neighbourhood. It will be just me and the boys here now - a different family dynamic!
Above is a journal page - an ink drawing of one of my particularly happy pot plants.