I'm happy to say that I survived the holidays very well. But, I am also so happy that they are over. There are just too too many memories associated with holidays. It made it difficult for me to focus on the present.
I am pretty content with my current life. It's been over a year now that I have had the house to myself.
I've spread out through the entire house. At first, I wanted to keep a guest room set aside and ready for visitors. I still have the bed in the room but today I am moving all my patterns and books down to that room. This frees up a lot of storage space in my sewing room. I moved most of the clothing that I've made onto a rolling rack that I placed in that room. I hadn't realized how much I've made until I put it all in one spot.
I put one of the cats' litter boxes in the bathtub in the second, rarely used bathroom. It's now their favorite spot. I wish the cats would not get so enthusiastic with scratching the litter. Then I wouldn't have to sweep it up so often.
Home maintenance is a necessary nuisance, though. Maybe someday someone will pay big bucks for my property. Then I can move back to a townhouse. I sold my townhome in Bellaire for this house. Originally, my son, ex-husband, my mother and I lived here together. A big house was useful back then.
In the meantime, I am putting the house to good use.
Right now I am looking at all my pink poodles that I gathered in one corner of the family room. It makes me smile just to look at them. My real live pink poodle, Sweetsie is sleeping next to me on the sofa.
My home is a happy place to be!