So, determined to keep Blue Rays & DVDs out of Diva’s reach (and me outta hot water with Hub) I bought shelving. It may be an eye sore, but will cut down on my stress level. She refuses to mind me, so removing temptation is the only logical path. After seeing me remove her favorite “toys”, & tuck them just out of her reach, she went to her hiding spot, retrieved an orange crayon, & while I made our lunch, she “decorated” it for me. And I could only get some of it off.
She is now asleep in her crib.
Good news, though, it will still serve it’s purpose. The marks can’t be seen. We will still use it in our new house. And it’s Hub’s favorite color (crayon marks, which, again, won’t be seen) orange.
Hope is in sight. I don’t care how ugly, it’s hope. And I can always make a drape cover using an elastic band & canvas/tapestry cloth if Hubs can’t stand it. It serves a purpose. Just like every human on the planet. Just like every one of my posts. Just like every struggle we face. There is always hope. Even when we get tired (too tired to keep hoping) & literally faith in something is all we have to get us through until we can hope the next day.
Today has been okay. Busy, but instead of doing the clutter shuffle, I am making places for everything, and will be better-equipped to sort through & eliminate the clutter, rather than continue to just pile it higher & higher.
A peaceful mind starts in an uncluttered space. How I long for that. I can deal with constant nagging, as long as I can have a bit of restful solitude daily. And with 2 adults, one child, & one toddler – somebody is always nagging.
It’s been months since I’ve had hope enough to think I might just make it living here in this temporary apartment one more year. But today I got it & right now, enough happy to cancel out the dread of constant uncertainty.
Today, get your happy. Even if it’s a sno-cone. Even if it’s sitting in silence for 10 minutes after everyone goes to sleep, or in your car before you drive home. Do it. Get your happy on. How else will you be able to be there for the rest of the people who need you? And believe me – somebody always needs somebody with extra happy.