On top of that, whilst in the toxic soup of the ER waiting room with Hubby, I managed to make an unwanted friend with a virus that turned into a severe case of bronchitis. This 'friend' does not want to exit my lungs and has made me hack so hard - my new doctor questioned if I had become a smoker!!! Thankfully, I am on antibiotics to quell the growth of any further bacteria.
And, since timing has never been my strong suit, it was also Christmas. (Insert a case of Chicken Pox here - on a vaccinated child, to boot!) Amidst all of the negative, we were blessed with a lovely Christmas. Time off of work topped the list as something I was SO grateful for (and for having such a flexible boss). With everything going on - it made my life way easier. And, because I am fairly organized, the one saving grace was I had finished my Christmas shopping pretty early in the year! (And because I am a teensy bit of a freak, I actually bought a few presents for next year already!!)
That being said, I am married to guy that is pretty great (albeit, a titch grumpy for lack of real food!!) so we still managed to accomplish some home projects despite the setbacks. But, when I get an idea for a project, hubby always give me a certain look: a raised eyebrow, a tilted head that begs me not to drag him into my crazy plans. However, the truth is, when he joins me on those projects, we produce a level of greatness that I would have trouble replicating without my unwilling sidekick. So, when I asked for his expertise in using a drill, he sighed, raised an eyebrow, and worked hard to convince me to leave the piece of furniture as it was. I nodded absently, letting him think there was a chance that he was right, then I pounced (what is it with men so AGAINST painting all things wood?!)! I had a final vision of what I wanted the piece to look like, and I wasn't about to be deterred. (I have included the the before and after pictures to prove my point - for the doubters). He sighed, and fired up the Ryobi...and I can say I am so happy with the final product (and my Hubby!!).
|Boring wood furniture about to be VAVOOMED!|
So this post is dedicated to Hubby's patience, his mad skills, his ability to trust my end results, and for his support in whatever creative adventure I am on. Whether it's canning, writing, cooking or decorating - he's got my back. And I love that.