Yay…the kids’ bedrooms are coming along nicely…only 16 days until the big reveals.
Wait — ahhhhhhh…only 16 days until the big reveals!!!
Excuse me a minute while a take a couple of deep breaths………………………………………..
Okay, I’m better now 🙂
So, I realize you were probably hoping this post would include a whole whack of progress pictures and maybe some details of a recent project. Well, I hate to disappoint, but I have decided instead to finally open up about why A GRAND REVIVAL is not just about documenting the revival of our 122 year old Gothic Revival Cottage.
A GRAND REVIVAL was also created to help revive my own personal spirit and help me get in touch with the creative part of myself that was lost in the chaos that was 2011.
Why did I need a personal revival, you ask???
Well, pour yourself some tea, sit back, and I shall divulge.
Here’s my story…
In my post Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, I mentioned that 2011 was a year of unprecedented change (and not the good kind).
Interestingly, 2011 actually started off with on a positive note. Both my children were attending school on a full-time basis for the first time, and I was all set to join my local library board, begin looking for employment after staying home with the kids for a couple of years, and make more time for some of my interests and passions: writing, visiting museums and art galleries, spending time in nature, and fostering a healthy, simple lifestyle.
I also had an amazing birthday, complete with bowling, a couple of beers, and some best buds.
OUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BEER CUPS — I WAS BDG (BIRTHDAY GIRL)
THE “CAKE” BEFORE THE STORM
However, the day after my birthday, I began to feel a little icky…not quite right…at first I thought it might have been from staying up a little too late and having a couple of drinks (I am not much of a drinker). But the icky feeling got worse, even after some rest.
Here’s what happened next: