Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving ReCap

I didn't blog much about Thanksgiving because it was a whirlwind of work and I had to get a little space between it and me. My mother, bless her heart, seems to be going thru a 'manic' period right now. This most often shows by the condition of the house. Projects are started and never finished. Home was really difficult to walk into. I ended up cleaning and cooking for Thanksgiving and then next two days I spent orchestrating the redecorating of the living room, bathroom and bedroom. Below are the before and after pics of the bedroom. All projects turned out great and mom was really pleased but I worked my butt off and didn't get the restful weekend that I had hoped. Cowboy reminds me over and over that I need to be thankful to have my mother still here and he is right.

The final outcome for the bedroom. It has warm colors with lots of shimmery fabrics. Looks fabulous.

I really struggle with my mom's mental health issues and sometimes get really resentful that she has periods of time that are worse than others. I also think it's harder on me than my siblings since they never stay at my parents home (they all live close to mom and dad). I know in the end I'll be glad that I have done so much for my mom but sometimes it's really hard.


Caroline said...

Wow, the bedroom looks great. You did an awesome job in helping her redecorate.

I am sorry that you are having a hard time with your Mom. Sending you lots of hugs.

Anonymous said...

You are awesome & did a great job with everything, the dinner was wonderful & I love the decorating you did in the house. I APPRECIATE you and everything you do for the family.

Monogram Queen said...

Your Mom's house resembles mine (i'm not kidding).

Lynilu said...

It is difficult to watch as our parents age. We see their vulnerabilities, even their mortality in a light that seems to shine brighter and brighter with time, exposing so many things that we could overlook before. It's a hard time in the life cycle. But be glad you have this time, even with the difficulty. Trust me, time slips up on you and you'll one day be glad you had every moment.