It's now been over six weeks since mom went to the hospital and then nursing home, and I am SO happy that she's supposed to get to come home next week, because keeping up with both my house and hers is wearing me out! Beyond the original life maintenance stuff that had built up while she was home sick (laundry, dishes) that I took care of right after she went to the hospital, I've been taking care of her half of our herd of cats (as I like to call them), which is a feat onto itself. (Don't believe that stereotype about being meticulous; Cats are messy!) This past week or so I've been focusing on making sure she has a super clean, organized house to come home to that will be easy to get around since she'll need to use a walker or wheelchair for awhile.
This is the collection of stuff that I need to drop off at the thrift store tomorrow. (Cat not included.)
I spent four hours last night working on the living room, and tonight I plan to tackle her bathrooms: cleaning the tub, wiping down bathroom faucets, tossing out expired medicine, etc. How is it that bathrooms are usually the smallest room in the house, but the most work to really keep clean?
I'm super excited that an awesome company called Danze is sending me a new showerhead, because my own bathroom needs some love, too! I'm looking forward to having all of the craziness of preparing mom's house completed so that I can focus on my own again! (It's become a wreck this past month or so!) You can bet I'm installing that new one the second it shows up in the mail and taking a long, hot, massage-y shower! (I have a theory that the meanest thing you can wish upon an enemy is the need to hop out of the shower on a cold day to grab forgotten shampoo! I would probably spend all winter in a hot shower if only hot water was infinite.)
This is the showerhead I'll be using in my bathroom soon. I love how the angle of this photo makes it look a little bit like a tiny spaceship. Beam me up, massaging spray!
I am receiving a complimentary item from Danze in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.