This year has had it's ups and down and lately I've been more down than up. For now, however, I'm over my slump into that deep dark hole of sadness. Something about not being home, something about not having my stuff, something about missing Elbert, something about it being Sunday, something about something.
Monday morning I got up late, collapsed into an easy chair and turned on the tv. There was the Nate Berkus Show so I decided to watch. Sort of stared for a few minutes and then my brain kicked into gear, my innermost senses cranked up and took off and I grabbed a note pad and started to write. I liked some of the things he was doing to other people's houses. Oh, you don't know Nate Berkus? Sorry, he's a interior designer who used to guest on Oprah. Cute Southern guy.
It was the little things that caught my attention and I started seeing me making some small changes to my house. Nothing big. While I was keeping Elbert from falling, from him getting confused... you know the routine.... I made a lot of changes in my house. I got rid of rugs, got a sturdier sofa, moved a rocker into the sunroom, brought my computer desk downstairs so i could blog all you people while I watched him, Changed the den into my bedroom since I needed to be closeby but not in the bed with Elbert. He did get up alot, thrash around and was so restless at night so i needed to have my own bed. Our home got turned upside down so to speak.
Now I need to start making it more inviting, more comfortable, more mine. I promise pictures when I get back home but right now I am just making notes, notes, notes. I am excited. I'm out of my slump. At least for now.