Last night was my final straw. I was so tired. It was the first day of trying to take off my Sarmiento Cast (it is a removable hard cast used for collar bone and shoulder fractures) and use a sling. It was painful. Than Harm woke me up 5 times last night (he has been having nightmares and night terrors every night since the accident, my poor guy). So I was in pain and tired today. But instead of whining I figured out things.
So this morning I made a list of getting my home/life more organized. The top of my list was Harmon. We talked and he told me he missed his brother. That when I was in the hospital he slept in the bed with him. So we made the rash decision about dismantling his bedroom and picking out some bunk beds. Since of course they are both are six we are doing side by side for now but the bunks are an available option. Tonight they were just thrilled! Both are excited to share. I will have to remind them of that when they are 12 and want their own rooms again ;)
One of my secret vices are sales. We got lucky b/c last Summer Target had a huge clearance sale on bedding. I bought about $350 with 3 bedding sets (Harm's turtle room and 2 "on the move") for about $100. I got wall decals, night lights, full quilts, sheets, etc. Rachel's room was a staged room from one our abandoned models. My mother in law designed it for our old Vista model. It is nice to see that room totally done now. So that means the crib mattresses, changing table, toddler beds, etc. are all gone. Besides a drawer for diapers there are really no more signs of "baby hood" in my home. It is sad in a way but it is so cute to see the big little humans they are becoming!!!
Another thing I realized was that with the Sarmiento permanently gone in a couple of weeks I can wash my hair again on my own!!! WOHOO!!!! But it will be a long while till I can flat iron it probably. So I bit the bullet and had my beautiful Aurora (long time hair dresser) just cut it. It was 5 inches off in the back (I wear a lot of framing layers so it didn't look as different from the front). It has been many years since I've had short hair but I think I like it!
My "to do" list that I made is pretty scary but I feel good that I have it done. I feel great knowing that we have the kids especially in a better place. I have to remember that we are all still sort of healing from the accident. Tomorrow it is a lot of paperwork and March of Dimes. There is an old saying though that asks: "How do you eat an elephant"?" and the answer is "one bite at a time." That is what I'm doing. But elephant tastes good so it isn't that bad :p