When Chores Take Over

I took a mandated break from the office for Easter and when I got sick last week (it was a sucky cold by the way). One of the best things I could have done. Sure, it is tough walking by the mid-project mess but I’m not a DIY pro. I have a day job that takes more than the day sometimes, I have family that I’m very involved with and I just don’t believe in taking something that is supposed to be kind of fun and letting it drive you into the ground. I’m very protective of my down time because it is really easy to get caught up in a cycle of beating myself up and forgetting what life’s priorities should be.

This weekend I took some tentative steps back into the project. Only tentative because I actually had to do some work this weekend and I did want to give myself one day of just sleeping and reading to shake off the final bits of that cold. That did me good. I slept really well for the first time in over a week. I got back to painting the office door because it is an easy thing to do and I’d really like to get it back on its hinges. The office doesn’t have any window covering right now so I’d love to at least be able to shut the door.

I mainly spent the weekend getting caught up on chores. Not fun but life requires clean clothes, eating, and Easter decorations put away before Memorial Day.

Next weekend I’ll get blinds up and start putting up the new wall color. I’m sticking with gray but a lighter, dove gray, so I might have to do two coats. I’m tempted to just hire someone to do the floor because I’m supposed to have knee surgery this month which could bring the floor status to a screeching halt. I’ll be home-bound for a while and I will really need my home office so I’m back under a deadline. At the very least, I need the walls, floor, and desk done. The rest can come back gradually.

There’s going to be a lot of painting going on this week.

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