January, with all it’s anticlimactic, post-holiday space, has been wonderful. Having decided to cut back on some of our outside activities, I’ve been slowly plugging away at getting our home and life back to a more normal pace after such a hectic fall. I’d sort of forgotten how lovely it is to have ‘margin’ throughout the day and week. I’d highly recommend it!
One of January’s delightful gifts has been enjoying my honey’s retirement status. Not only do I have more help around the house, but he’s stepped up to help with some of SweetPea’s homeschooling. She now takes her math woes to him, and I’ll often overhear lively conversations going on in the next room about economics, world affairs and current events, or spiritual issues. He’s a wonderful teacher.
His first big project has been to redo my kitchen. (A restful retirement activity, huh?) Amazing what he’s gotten done when he’s had days on end to devote to it, not just Saturdays. All the cabinets and drawers are in and functional, with just some finish work required.
|My kitchen is delivered!|
|And assembly begins....|
|Out with the old!|
|I was only without water one day|
|In with the new!|
|Removing the old countertops|
|Love those drawers!|
|So much better for organizing|