O.K., here's the things that have struck me as I end my first week back home..................
Last night I had a long soak in a hot bath with an even longer cold glass of white wine! Bliss!! Haven't had a bath in 4 months! And before you say anything I did of course shower in the intervening time! Not very pleasant though in the H.H. of H (Horrible House of Horrors) There were 2 old fashioned showers, neither of which worked properly. The walk in shower was totally unreliable. Water was cold most of the time. Until the Plumber came to look at it....oh yeah, THEN it decided to work! Typical! The other shower was just hard to get the heat level of the water right. And it leaked! So last night's bath was just fabulous!
I'm sitting in my sitting room which used to be a long room. We've divided the room so we have one sitting room and the dining room part is (or will be!) a computer/playroom.
So, there I am sitting in one of my very salubrious (and posh!!) recliner chairs. In a fabulous shade of red with black trim. Aren't they just fabulous?? Not!! But they soon will be!
Then I go into my new kitchen and the smile on my face gets bigger! I constantly clean the new black granite work top til it gleams! I don't mind cooking now....hated cooking in the H.H. of H ( always felt it was dirty and there was no room). Snuggles even trying more new foods. Most kids on the Autistic Spectrum have limited menus and Snuggles is no different. He had 1 weetabix this morning. In a bowl WITH milk. Wow! First time he's had that since he was 18 mths old! This is BIG news 'cos breakfast is such a problem, especially on school mornings. And he had home-made chicken nuggets this evening!! Fabulous!
But the biggest new addition to my fabulous kitchen is a fabulous dishwasher! We never had room for one before, but now we have a slimline one. And I love it! I can't wait to fill it up every evening just so I can turn it on! Don't have enough dishes though so will have to buy more. Just to be able to use my dishwasher!! Note to self though: MAKE SURE MR JAZZY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT TOO! Otherwise I'll be left to do it all! But don't worry...I'm NOT turning into a Stepford wife!! The novelty will soon wear off!
Then I go into our extension, a 16ft sq room that will be a dining/ TV room. At this stage I'm like the proverbial Cheshire Cat! I'm practically laughing at this stage I feel so thrilled!! Again, as you can see, it's a mess. But, as I sit in our new crescent shaped 4 seater ( black leather again!) looking at our new plasma TV I'm deliriously happy! Even though the sofa is still in it's wrapper and I keep sliding off it! But, it will all be fixed. Soon. By the end of January. I hope! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!