I woke up at 10:30 this morning. It’s my only day off from what was a busy, stressful week. And the coming weeks promise more of the same. I’m too old for this shit!
It’s raining… And thundering… My husband just got a tornado alert on his phone, which does nothing to ease my stress.
I’m on my third cup of coffee… I can’t seem to “wake up.” It doesn’t help that my house is darker than normal when it’s raining outside.
We finished moving MOST everything to storage this week. I can’t believe I had all of this in my townhouse, with no attic and no garage. I still have a few more odds and ends, but that will come little by little, as I organize and decorate the spaces that were cleared out.
So, today I’m supposed to start doing just that… Cleaning and organizing. I’m having a time of it just trying to get off my derriere. I am sick, sick, sick of coming home to an unorganized mess. And, I’m sicker that I have to spend every free moment sorting it out. It’s very overwhelming. I don’t know where to start. Hopefully now, things will start to get better.
Oh… and my husband just texted that there was a tornado touchdown. They are making everyone move to the center of the building. What the hell is that gonna do? Sigh…
I went a little crazy and purchased some new Easter and Spring decorations. I can’t wait to get “hopping” with that. But, in the words of my mother, “You can’t decorate a mess!” LORD give me strength!
My husband just got the all clear at work. Now, I’m worried about my son at school.
There’s a reason I haven’t shared certain areas of my home. They aren’t in the best shape yet, and I’m completely embarrassed. One area would be the stairs and my upstairs hallway. We have Berber carpets running throughout and when Liesl was a puppy, she tore them up. Not to mention the other “accidents” she and Gubler had. I don’t want to offend anyone if you like Berber, but I hate it! It’s rough and it pills and dust collects at the edges by the baseboard and doesn’t come off unless you get down on your hands and knees and scrape it off. At least in my house, with two dogs and a 14 year old.
We’ve wanted to replace the Berber with hardwood or faux hardwood for sometime, but just haven’t had the money to get someone to come out and do it. We thought about doing it ourselves, but I’ve seen so many DIY shows where it was a disaster.
I recently found out that friends of mine decided to take the leap. I was so impressed and thought if all goes well with them, I might give it a try.
I texted my friend Amber yesterday to see how it was going. This is the actual text. Please forgive the French!
So, you know how I said we’ve been organizing and putting stuff into storage… Well, when I’m working on a project, everything else seems to get neglected. It got to the point where I had to stop and do some regular maintenance and cleaning.
Welcome to my son’s room! Now, he’s not by nature messy… But he is LAZY. The following pictures are a case in point of why “Mommy and Me” blogs don’t last long. If I didn’t go into his room and clean up, he would NEVER do it! Grrr….
Do you think the kid knows what a garbage can is?
Or how to make a bed?
Oh wait! He does have a garbage bag in his room… He just doesn’t know how to use it!
I forgot to take a picture of all the dirty socks I found in the bed.
The furniture is suffocating! I must teach the boy to dust!
And onto the bathroom. Oh man, that’s an accident waiting to happen! I hope he’s careful to pay attention to what he’s doing. Otherwise, he just might be brushing his teeth with pimple cream! I can totally see it happening.
And the worst… This poor dead frog has been laying in his window sill for months. Yes, months. As much as I love frogs and have no problem handling the living, this totally skeeved me. I have been begging for Dear Husband and Son to remove it, so I can clean the window.
Obviously, my pleading fell on Deaf Ears. My husband went so far as to tell me, he looked and didn’t even see it. WHAAT??? How could you not see it? Someone needs to go back for another eye check!
So… I bit the bullet, and removed it myself. It was not fun! Sometimes when you want something done…
Anyway, it’s all clean now and no longer smells of ass and onions. I’m not even embarrassed to share this with you, because that’s life!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Honestly, we didn’t do much. My house is a disaster, so I didn’t even decorate. The Christmas Tree in my computer room is STILL UP. It’s undecorated, but regardless… We are still organizing and putting things into storage, and doing it properly is taking way longer than I thought.
We didn’t even go out to eat because I just started a new eating plan, and I wanted to get comfortable with it. I did buy some cupcakes for everyone else… Ok, I confess, I had ONE.
Gift-wise, I was very spoiled this year.
I got roses… I still haven’t mastered floral arranging, lol.
I got a Disney Dooney… That was a shocker. Sometimes my husband can be such a sneak.
The last time we were at Disney I practically begged for it, but he refused. I was so mad, lol!
It was also a huge surprise for another reason. My husband isn’t very good at picking things out and surprising me on Valentine’s Day. Flowers yes, gifts no. Usually he asks what I want, I tell him and we go get it together. This year, I told him I wanted a Pandora Bracelet and he already agreed. After he gave me the Disney Dooney, I didn’t want to be greedy, so I didn’t even ask about the bracelet. But he remembered…
The bracelet came with the heart in the middle and the two heart clips. I had already purchased the Mickey charm in anticipation of getting the bracelet. Well, you know me… I have to have at least one Disney charm.
And then, just by chance, we happened to be out shopping when I spotted this frog necklace. I love frogs! My husband just sighed… “How much is it?” I guess he figured we weren’t going to spend the money on a big dinner. I luv him!