your bff is everything. it’s the kind of relationship which gets you through life.
especially the ones from your high school days.
my high school bff, tricia & i have survived a lot together: high school for starters (it was a doozy. we dated the same boy, but evidently all of our friends did too); college long distance; the divorce of her parents; our young adulthood; her dog eating a whole bag of chocolates (the dog survived); the birth of my child; her marriage; the birth of her children; my marriage (yes this is the proper order); my divorce; the deaths of her father & college bff; the beginning & ending of most of my dating relationships, the death of one of our high school squad, but most importantly my survival & recovery. if it were not for tricia, i would be nothing.
truth is, the relationship with your bff must indeed be solid if you are to survive a bathroom update together.
in march i headed south to tricia's home because she lamented for years how she abhorred her children’s bathroom. she wanted a refresh & so PG to the rescue.
this was no typical redecorating job. it was a throw down, all day, everyday for 6 days straight of shopping, sanding, caulking, painting, cloroxing the floor tile with a toothbrush, decorating kind of week, all while living with her family. of course, #homerthewondermutt was included.
encompassed into the insanity of the redo was the demolition of a ridiculously decadent birthday cake tricia baked for me, a few lacrosse & ballet runs in the middle with my "other" children, all culminating with one very ill husband of the bff, church, a teen girl cat fight i had to diffuse and last minute dining room drapes installation, all on easter sunday.
so one long & dusty week later, which i would not trade for a million dollars, these are the results:
we took a dark, faux venetian plaster bathroom & turned it into a bright & cheerful oasis of tranquility. alright, fine. it’s just a much better looking teen bathroom, but it’s amazing what can be done in a week.
to my high school bff…i love & adore you. thanks for sticking by & believing in my PRoj&ct GiRL consulting. mostly, for loving & believing in me.
with peace, love & gratitude.