Out of Sight, Out of Mind: My Temporary Absence

I just posted last week about my blog rules, which explain in vague detail (is that an oxymoron?) why I might disappear from the blog for a little while from time to time.

My recent absence, however, does not adhere to those terms. I actually have a really good excuse for not being online.

Due to some totally foreseeable and completely unpreventable circumstances, we’ve had to do a complete demolition and reconstruction of our master bathroom and closet.
It’s been tons of fun.

I won’t get into all the details, but basically the further we explored, the worse things started to look and we went from a 3-5-day project to a 2-3-week project. We’ve taken out the floor, half the walls, and part of the ceiling. Which also involved removing the toilet, the shower, and the sinks of course.

And due to the costs, all the fun stuff we were going to add (since we were tearing it apart anyway) has been taken out of the budget.

No garden tub for me.

Everything in our bathroom and closet was moved to our bedroom, which left no room for us to be in it. My husband and I have been taking turns sleeping on the couch and the floor in the living room.

There has been time, while my husband is at work during the day, that I could be writing online, but I have been struggling to keep up with my regular housework stuff.

On a normal ADHD day, it’s hard for me to get the regular housework done. Being displaced from my bedroom, my bathroom, my closet, and my normal routine, I feel even more handicapped than usual. So in turn, I haven’t been cooking much at all and if cleaning ever felt extra pointless, it would be now.

Of course, we still need to eat and we still need clean clothes, so I’m trudging through it. It’s just more like walking through mud than normal.

The point is, I haven’t forgotten about the blog; I just don’t have much room for it in my brain right now. I have some “mental blocks” I have to get over – like if my bedroom is off-limits, I can’t run the rest of the house as usual and if I can’t run the house as usual, then I can’t blog. Not really logical or true, but there you have it.

Hopefully, in a week or two, I’ll be back to sleeping in my own bed at night instead of on a pile of pillows. And when that happens, I’ll be back online sharing insights into my crazy adhd life.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you! What would you like to read about when I return? Anything on your mind? Leave a comment or send me an email!

With Love,
Nicole

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