While I should be sitting down drinking tea, knitting or crocheting, all while being one with the darn holiday that is quickly descending upon us, I am not doing any of those things. Today was Botox day for Little Buddy, so even with a nasty cold that was given to me from my little one, and three hours of sleep, really just three, we were off at the crack of dawn driving down to the children's hospital in St. Petersburg for those shots. It is miserable out today. Now granted I know I live in Florida so really how miserable can it be? It is very windy, yet humid, yet cold, yet raining in big huge drenching spurts, then sunny again all in a matter of an hour. This weather is messing with all of us. Little Buddy was on two medications before the procedure, and frankly his doctor can't believe he was awake, chatting about cars and elevators and walking with his crutches. He should be knocked out! We survived just slightly better than the last time we did this, which was better than the time before. On top of oral medications to relax him and for pain, we also tried a cream that numbs the area. It sort of worked but would have worked better if they had actually given me the instructions on how to use it. Create a thick layer, wrap the leg in saran wrap an hour before the procedure and you will have less pain. I just got the instructions, rub on area one hour prior to the injections. Still it was better than last time so there is real hope for the next round in three months.
So this is what I am doing instead. Nope not the actual tiling but the clean up from the tiling. We were supposed to get this done in January but the lovely two men doing it had a last minute cancellation this week so of course I said yes, I mean how much mess could tiling make? Can I tell you honestly? A LOT! We needed to do some updating from the forest green tile that was around the fireplace and the tile on our front porch and into our front entrance was old and shifting so the grout was constantly breaking apart. I had the grout replaced two years ago but it just would not work anymore. The cabinets, counter tops and sinks in our master bath are next. They are dated, see green tile above, and the cabinets were not the best to begin with and are showing a lot of wear and tear. This is the least expensive way to update the bathroom, not a lot of work and relatively small expense compared to a big redo I can't wait to see it finished it will look so fresh. The cabinets have been ordered, the sinks and faucets purchased. The quartz counter top is picked out but can't even be measured until the new cabinets come in. It will be a while until that room is finished.
This area is also getting fixed. Do you remember when my three month old puppies dug a hole in my laundry room wall and ripped up the wallpaper when I left them alone for exactly 6 minutes? This area will now be white beadboard with a small chair rail on top. Sort of like it was a design plan all along.
So I am cleaning today while chilled and miserable from this cold. I have six days off from work for Christmas, I hope I am not ill that whole time! Okay, I need to get cleaning while I am still able to stand up. See you soon!