a kitchen remodel (partial, mind you!) wreaks havoc with all of that. i knew that going in, but opted to do it anyway, so no one to blame but myself! we thought about just leaving while all of this was going on, but that wouldn’t have worked at all. every day issues come up. decisions have to be made. work needs to be examined. work needs to be redone. supplies have to be purchased. it’s almost like a job. so, no, not a good time to leave home!
i do find myself getting out of the house more than i normally would, however. just to escape the noise and dust and constant presence of someone in my kitchen, limiting access to my familiar routines. consequently, i feel totally removed from and behind on all the projects and creative work i am involved in. not a happy situation for the inner organizer!
and all the mundane things that we do in a day take at least twice as long. because nothing is where it should be. and everything is a mess. it’s a little déjà vu to when we had our flood 2 years ago.
so…. it’s a good time to test myself. see if i can stay focused on my intentions, stay calm and present. it’s a minor blip in the scheme of things, a temporary situation, and as everyone keeps reminding me… it will all be worth it in the end!
OK, here are some pics (but i so much prefer posting pics of the ocean....)
|oops - didn't know I had to remove everything first!|
there's my light at the end of the tunnel....