I love renovating and love all the renovating shows. The have been fuel for many of my inspirations as we have been transforming our house into our home!
The real challenge of renovating is fitting it into daily life. You know all the house hold “stuff” – like cooking dinner, planning meals to cook the dinner, grocery shopping to get the things you planned for the meals, laundry, kid stuff, our own down time.
This stage of reno life is the prep work that we have to get done for our framers. Its alot of physical work. I can admit with absolutely no issue at all that my body is not used to this intense of physical work. I am however very thankful for the strength I now feel in my body, that I never felt before. Even last year, I wouldn’t have been able to do what we have been doing. But I have and I am so proud of me!!!
I began feeling slightly overwhelmed last night. With things needing to be done inside, but feeling I should be out helping the husband, I was feeling slightly psyched out. This is a normal stage of reno’s. The point of absolutely no turning back but also on the brink of possibility. Its a finicky stage for energy.
I felt so blessed when I saw our friend pull in the driveway. That truly offered me the gift of time to run our son where he needed to be, pick up stuff for my husband, prepare lunch and an appetizer for later, while tidying up the kitchen right away, getting some laundry on, doing some decluttering. Things that have been on my mental to-do list and have been neglected so we could work at this phase to have our house ready.
Before I went to sleep last night, while doing my nightly journal writing, I asked for a sign that it was all going to fall into place as it should. My sign was a butterfly. I saw a beautiful butterfly in my dream last night and a beautiful butterfly photo on facebook. I remembered my sign this morning, but still wasn’t completely sure. I helped my husband for an hour before taking our son to meet his hockey team, then various stops down town, to arrive home and about to leave again and our friend arrived and when he had to leave in a couple hours another friend was able to help out – SO grateful! Kudo’s to the universe for me. Truly grateful! All in divine timing. It will all work out how its supposed to.
The real challenge of renovations is when you have to continue your day to day life as well as being in a major stage. However as we have learned, the universe works in wonderful ways. Very similarly last weekend. I wasn’t feeling the greatest on Saturday, it was rainy and very damp feeling. Hubby also had a few calls in the early afternoon so we ended up nixing until Sunday. Best decision ever. I was able to rest and oil up literally all afternoon and then Sunday we got at it and got a lot accomplished!
We will be back at it today – however feeling SO much more prepared and ready for this stage! Excited too. Following our dreams and loving every bit of our home ❤