October 7, 2008
I know I’ve been a bit scarce on here for the past week or so. Other than saying ‘Hi, I’m going pink!‘ and ‘Hi! I went to see an 80s boy band reunite in concert!‘, it’s been pretty much crickets. But trust me, there’s good reason!
We’ve spent the last 2 weekends clearing out our old office/junk room (And when I say ‘junk room’, I mean it. You seriously have NO IDEA how much crap was shoved in this room. It was truly a sight to behold. And for once, I forgot to take a picture, to which Dan said ‘Your Internet friends will just have to survive with the visual.’ He’s no fun.) The plan was to clear it all out, clean it, and then move Maggie’s toys in.
Last Sunday, we did most of the heavy work- packing up stuff for good will, garbage, selling on eBay, moving downstairs, etc etc. And we successfully dismantled our huge, L-shaped desk, carried it downstairs in 2 pieces- just Dan and me!- and then put it back together down in the basement. Then I set up the computer and office area down there and proceeded to crash after EIGHT HOURS of cleaning and moving and throwing away of stuff.
Then the week came and if you have a toddler, you know how it is when the week starts and The Help (in this case, The Husband) heads back to work. NOTHING GETS ACCOMPLISHED. I think I hung a few things on the wall one afternoon, but other than that, nothing. Then I spent Friday and Saturday in Cleveland and was too busy ogling Jordan Knight to care much about finishing the playroom. But Sunday arrived and we spent the day moving books and bookshelves and cleaning out the closet in the soon-to-be playroom and oh boy did I find some good stuff in there for blog fodder, but that’s for another day. (Think: CRINGE.)
By Sunday night, things were looking pretty good. Maggie’s toys are now all moved into her new playroom. Notice I didn’t say ‘organized in her new playroom’ because that’s just way too ambitious quite yet. I did buy a bunch of storage containers today at Target so as soon as I get a chance to get in there when she’s not, I’ll try and get things arranged. I have to do it alone because have you ever tried to sort toys with a toddler watching? Things get undone just as quickly as you do them.
So! Next on the list for House Projects?
– cut and paint baseboards for the basement
– hang curtains in basement (bought these today, hey just doing my part to try to keep that economy rolling)
– buy and hang curtains in playroom
– decorate playroom!
– find a new front thingie (technical term) for our downstairs fireplace
– repaint the upstairs bathroom (the old wallpaper glue is peeling and crackling under the paint, so this is going to be a fun project, lots of sanding and priming and OH WHAT FUN.)
Never a dull moment around our house! I think most of the time, Dan is ready to kill me because as soon as he is home for 5 seconds, I either thrust Maggie in his direction and get to work on something or I give him a To Do list.
Just a random tidbit to finish this post up: My kid dipped a blueberry in ketchup yesterday. AND ATE IT.