I had the day off yesterday, which gave me a third day to tackle the hideous mess that had overtaken my house. As of this morning, the living room and kitchen have largely been rescued from the creeping piles of random junk that had collected on every flat surface. The bedroom will be much better as soon as my husband puts away his clean laundry, and I'll tackle my dressing room as soon as the bathroom construction is finished. There's no hope for the guest room right now - it may have to wait until spring.
Yes, we're still in the middle of the bathroom remodeling project. And to think we believed it would be finished in a week or two. Ha ha! The good news is that the contractors have rigged up heavy plastic sheets around the shower so that we may bathe at home. That alone has improved our quality of life immeasurably.
I went and bought a bunch of brushed nickel bathroom accoutrements at Bed, Bath & Beyond yesterday: freestanding toilet paper holder, towel shelf, hand towel ring, toothbrush/toothpaste safe and soap dispenser. I've turned into Will Ferrell's character from Old School, "...we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."
Every time we get the house cleaned up, my husband and I vow that we'll never let it get cluttered and messy again. What ridiculously unfounded optimism we have! Still, I plan to enjoy it while it lasts.