Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Much Better Day

A floor lamp, a good nights sleep (finally) and a new vacuume cleaner and today was a much better day. I find it funny that household items always make my dreary days better---I guess I am just a nester/nurturer. If I don't have someone to care for, then I will care for my home.

I went to bed at a normal time for me last night (11PM). I snuggled in, read a chapter and turned on the sound machine. I woke up to a dreary sky and thought the day would be filled with rain. However, mid-morning the sun came out and the day turned out beautiful weather wise.

My vacuume cleaner was delivered this morning--a Eureka made for bare floors and thin rugs/carpets. It's a small canister model and I immediately opened the box and vacuumed the office. That simple act simple act caused me to sing, literally. I had a productive day at work and ended the work day with a fabulous dinner.

I had dinner at Tim/Becky's. Tim grilled steak and we had mashed potatoes and peas. Delaney had a "prize" for me--a handwritten note. It was SO sweet and I can't wait to put it in my scrapbook.

I am now watching Hell's Kitchen, recording Biggest Loser and I have vacuumed my living/kitchen area. I plan on getting to bed at normal time tonight in anticipation of another great day tomorrow.

Hugs and blessings....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Little Things Big Results

It's amazing how little things can make such a big change. In this particular instance, I am talking about a floor lamp. And to make it even better, the floor lamp was only $8. Little thing, little money, big difference.

Two weeks ago I put my child, my baby, my cat to sleep due to pancreatitis/liver failure. She was my familiar in a new space....a space that I was still struggling to make my own. Once I no longer had her, the space felt empty and I hated being here. I lost my ambition for unpacking, adding finishing touches, etc. I haven't slept because she was my bed partner. So I'm tired and being tired I end up being sad and being sad I just want to sleep. But I can't because I miss her. It's a vicious cycle.

So after work tonight, I went to Target for a floor lamp. The weekly flyer showed a simple black version for $8. I bought it, brought it home and placed it between the TV cabinet and pantry. I turned it on and it added such a warm glow in what otherwise has felt like a dark, sad room. It has brought me a smile tonight and has restarted the thoughts of what I want to do to make this feel like my home.

A little thing that has brought a much needed smile to my lonely heart.