|I still think bad thoughts about the quasi-plumber who, for no reason, didn't centre the toilet.|
|no more unorganized baskets of stuff under the sink|
|instead, baskets of stuff are now on the shelves (but more organized!) |
I wish I had pushed the towels further to the right before I took this picture.
I'm happy with how it turned out; it feels fresh and bright and clean. I've been drinking lots of water and tea just so I have an excuse to use the bathroom more often. I'm loving the shelves - I found instructions for building floating shelves here and Dale did a fantastic job making them. I'm still playing around with the shelf arrangements. I mostly used things I already had around the house. Some fresh or nice fake flowers would add some life to it, and I'm going to keep my eyes open for something less plasticy than the Dollarama mirror. My friend Kristin is going to make me new blinds once I get new fabric and I'd still like to put tile between the sink and the bottom of the mirror. So it's still a work in progress, but nothing urgent (unless you care about the neighbours seeing you naked when you shower). It's amazing how good it feels to do a little home project like this. There's no shortage of spaces in this house needing projects, so we'll see what we'll tackle next.
It's highly unlikely we'll tackle anything if it means leaving the house for supplies. I tried to stay strong and not mention the weather, but I am weak. Apparently yesterday was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. That may not be the case in Miami or Costa Rica, but with temperatures of -30 here, I'd have to agree. Spencer couldn't bear the thought of going to school yesterday so I let him stay home because it was so cold. I think he struggles with symptoms of depression and he's hating school this year. There's no obvious reason for it - he likes his teacher and does well socially and academically - so I'm hoping it's just a phase that will pass. In the meantime, I'm subscribing to Corinna's mom's philosophy and aiming to get him to school 80% of the time. I'm sure my carpoolers are thrilled about that. I bet Corinna's mom did more stimulating things with her children than let them play Minecraft all day but unfortunately I still had to work (to pay for tuition for school he doesn't want to attend).
Anyway, I survived yesterday - and even walked Neve to and from school - but today I'm giving up. I refuse to check the actual temperature, but I don't have to to know it's not fit for any living thing. I'm trying to come up with a quick money-making scheme so that we can go somewhere hot, but have yet to come up with anything legal. If a thousand people would send me $10 each, that would be awesome.
I'll stop complaining about the weather now and go drink some more water.