I hope that your holidays were fun and that you’re enjoying your new year.
Our new year started with the need for a floor replacement in one of our bathrooms. Usually when we’re ringing in the new year, we’re wondering what the year will bring. I don’t think that water damage and mold in the sub-flooring was what we thought we’d start with. When all is said and done, I hope to have “before” and “after pictures. In the meantime, we’re getting ready for a bit of a remodel. Something we’ve never experienced before. We’re also sharing our bathroom with the kids. Extra toothbrushes and shaving supplies and not a lot of counter space. We’re adjusting. Learning to adjust is a good thing.
School is back in session for Kylin. He probably wishes that Christmas vacation lasted longer, but he hasn’t complained. However, there are days when he’ll hide out in his room to play and hopes that I’ll forget about school.
This year is also the “year of firsts”. That first year of holidays and events after a loved one passes. We lost two family members in the past two months. My grandma passed away one week before Thanksgiving. My sister’s mother passed away on the Monday before Christmas. So the holidays were a bit mellow, and full of thoughts of our loved ones.
I guess that this is the year of adjustment, and not just adjusting to one less bathroom. Also adjusting to the new normal, and whatever else may change the plans or hopes we have for this new year.
Here’s to a new year and opportunities to adjust, or be flexible.