HELLO my friends!! I’m back! I hope your holidays were wonderful and you’ve had a great start to the new year.
I didn’t realize (not having this pain before), that it was nerve pain, and pushed it way too far. So for nearly two weeks now I’ve been (very, very slowly) healing from what the doctor thinks was a bulging disk that resulted in nerve pain. I had an MRI last week and haven’t heard back just yet, but overall I’m feeling MUCH better. I still have a week or two before I think I’ll feel 100 percent again though.
I am no wuss. 😉 I can handle a good amount of pain — and this brought my to my knees. I’ve never felt anything like it and hope to never again. When you’re in that much pain, focusing on anything but what’s in front of you is all you can do. And with Christmas so close, I was just focused on getting things finished up for our family.
My husband has been an absolute saint!! We hosted a party a few days after Christmas and he did everything while I nursed my back and leg. I HATE not being able to do what I want to do — it’s not easy for me to slow down. This has been a lesson to listen to my body, that’s for sure. And I have a whole new respect and empathy for those that deal with chronic pain.
I was able to take down most of the Christmas decor yesterday, and the other day hung a few pictures. A couple days ago I was able to walk through Target for about 15 minutes without pain — those are huge milestones for me but I’m dying to get back to my normal self! I didn’t mean to take this much time away but I was thankful it happened at such a slow time for life and the blog.
One of my favorite things to do about this time is look back on the year and share the rooms and projects I completed. It makes me feel super accomplished, especially lately! 😉 This is a fun one because it includes some spaces from our old house and a recap of the spaces I’ve shared in the new one.
I loved that sofa so much, we now have a set of them in the new family room!
Of course the first photos of each room in our new home are the simplest you’ll ever see them. It takes me awhile to decide how I want a room to look, and then add in time and resources. 🙂 This house is just what we want, but I have tons of plans for it, because duh… it’s me and tweaking with custom touches is what I love.
Overall, our new home is more open, brighter and I have this desire to keep it much simpler than our last house. At least for now.
I’m starting to play around with some ideas in this room — I want to do something dramatic in here!
I’ve got a few treatment ideas in mind for that wall!
Right now it’s full of Christmas bins that need to go back out to the garage, and I love that the mess it tucked away, out of our living space. LOVE.
We have a long wall in there that is calling out for something! I think I have the start of an idea in my head.
Funny, but this room was “done” in my head from the start. I knew exactly what I wanted to do! That may happen sooner than later because I really need some storage in here.
This is an exciting year because come this May I’ll hit TEN years of writing Thrifty Decor Chick — whoot!! Pretty cool.
If you have questions about anything in the rooms there should be links to items in the posts. (Let me know if not!) Did you miss any of these reveals — from either the old house or the new one? I’ll be back later this week, thanks for your patience as I heal!