These past few days we have all come down with colds. Between trying to manage 4 sick children and a sick hubby,while my own eyes are burning and my nose won't stop running, getting some form of a decent meal on the table, and school work done, my house has offically fallen apart. I haven't done laundry in, well, long enough for everyone to have nothing to wear, the dishes are piling up, and that organizing project I started. Yes, its still there. My dining room is offically a dumping ground for anything and everything you can think of.
So instead of wallowing in all this dirt and self pity(I hate being sick) I am creating a happy place. Forget the mess, I have a lovely mantle all decorated for spring, if it ever comes. Since I can't sleep without waking up multiple times trying to breath, I have slowly been putting new arrangements together. They even wake me up at night as if my surfaces call to me, "dress me, dress me". Yes I believe I suffer from more than one kind of illness. :) Those of you who also have this problem will completly understand.
I couldn't leave this alone either. It's an old tool box, perfect for my fake succlents. Yes, I use fake and I have a good reason. Last year I bought all sorts of lovely live plants and my cat proceded to eat them all one by one. So no more real ones for me, until kitty learns to behave! I stuck them in white pots from IKEA and filled it in with old shredded sheet music(thanks Liz!). Hopefully kitty will leave that alone. just looking at this makes me feel so much better!