My Christmas decorations remain in place.
The evening glow of the lights still casting their spell on us.
Although I'm finding those pops of Christmas red to be a bit jarring to me by day.
Not quite ready to take on the task of dismantling it all, I find myself craving simplicity.
I find myself taking solace in the bathroom where all is white and creamy. Nothing to jar the eye or jangle the nerves.
For the past 12 years I've been searching for a shelf or piece of artwork to hang above the bathtub.
At long last the search has paid off. . . finally a place to corral all of those treasures from the thrift shop.
Of course this necessitated a full-blown scrubbing of the bathtub and knick knacks and those wooden blinds. When we had the blinds installed many years ago we were given the option of a remote control. Thinking that sounded like the epitome of laziness I declined that offer. Now I find it much more challenging to perch on the edge of the tub and reach over to yank that blind cord. Maybe that remote would have been a good idea after all. Ah well, live and learn. But this helps explain why the dusting of the blinds isn't kept up with. :)
Funny how something new in a room can precipitate a desire to make everything else sparkle. I think it makes us see the room with fresh eyes.
Speaking of seeing things with fresh eyes,
last night we were able figure out the source of a few little mysteries in the kitchen. First a small piece of corner molding under the kitchen sink split and was hanging by a thread, then I seemed to wipe black off the floor molding near the dishwasher only to find it back again in a few days. Last night while talking to Brett in the kitchen as the dishwasher was finishing it's cycle I noticed black along all of the moldings surrounding the dishwasher. Upon removing the kick plate under the dishwasher it has been discovered that a slow leak has been taking place. All hardwood floor is black and saturated.
A quick call to the insurance man this morning tells us that slow leaks are not covered under our homeowner's policy. Fast, unexpected leaks are.
I'm heading back to the sanctuary of my bathroom now...
Calgon take me away.