I am sure almost 100% of my readers sleep on a bed which has a frame, but Lou, Tiara and I don’t. The reason why?
About 4 years ago Tiara was having tons of tonic clonic and drop seizures. She woke up many mornings on the floor and after her teeth kept chipping off we just couldn’t stand it anymore. It was horrifying and scary. Lou finally said “we have to get the beds as low to floor as possible.” Since she alternates between both beds we took the frame off both the twin and king bed in our room. It looked really weird but we only cared about keeping her safe.
Until yesterday I didn’t even realize how odd that must look to other people. Sleeping with mattresses on the floor is just apart of our life. Lou suggested we put the rails back on, so we did. OMG, what a huge difference. My bedroom actually looks semi-normal. I spruced up the bedding after a trip to TJ Maxx and I have to say I am loving it. Clearly it still isn’t a spa retreat but it looks like most bedrooms at this point.
One of my readers commented to me yesterday, “why am I in such a rush”? I am in a rush to get everything done because I want this house cleaned out and perfect so the moment I sell I don’t have to sort through junk. I want all that done now, since I have the time. Well, I don’t really have the time but I never have extra time and since we have a great caretaker for Tiara at the moment I have to take advantage of every moment. Plus, once I get in my working mode I need to forge ahead without taking a break or I will collapse.
My sister and I learned this crazy physical work ethic from our Mother. When she has a project she works harder than you have ever seen. When we were children she wallpapered our bedrooms, painted, sewed, did stain glass, made baskets, reupholstered furniture, cooked, cleaned, planted, anything you can think of she did it herself.
So we have both followed suit and work like crazy. The house hit the MLS yesterday afternoon and I am keeping the faith.
p.s. If I skip a day of posting just know I am OK and not leaving the blogging sphere but just totally caught up in my house! Keep checking on me.