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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!
This week I have chosen the word Decorating
What else are you likely to find a soon to be mum and dad doing when they find themselves locked in the house for several weekends in a row? Decorating the baby’s room of course! Well, we were actually stripping the baby’s room this week. We removed the wallpaper and years of gloss paint. I thought that the word “stripping may prove to be problematic though…
Anyway! The smallest room in our house sits right next to ours and it hasn’t been touched since we moved in three years ago. It has a small desk in the corner for when Mike works from home. Sometimes it comes in handy as a spare room for guests. Most of the time though, it’s the junk room. The room where boxes go to be forgotten. This time last week I was surrounded by bin bags and piles of stuff that I hadn’t seen in a very long time. Clearing out is always my least favourite stage but it needed doing!
Once the space was empty we were able to get started on the walls. I’m so pleased to say that the paper came off without too much difficulty. Even the old paint was pretty easy to remove, with the help of a heat gun. We’re hoping to get the preparation finished this weekend and then we can have the room painted for a new carpet and blind when lockdown is over. We won’t be doing too much more to the room just yet. We’ve still got six months to go until baby is due so we can take our time with furniture and finishing touches closer to my due date.
After a busy weekend, I even went as far as decorating my face on Tuesday morning. Not something I would normally deem noteworthy of course, but it’s only the second time in five weeks that I’ve actually put make-up on. I figured that my second trip out of the house warranted the special treat. This time I was off to the hospital for my scan and bloods. I even styled my hair. It was quite the event. Hopefully the Sonographer appreciated my extensive effort! Of course I’m pregnant, which apparently means no more energy ever. By the time I had got myself spruced up and ready to leave the house I felt like having a nap.
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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