You should be used to me being late on stuff! If not, get used to it! I didn't get as much done week 2 as I had hoped to.
I thought I would get the room painted.
I hoped to get the furniture painted.
I wanted to get it organized and the clutter contained.
Oh well. I did get a couple of problems solved though! Does that count?! I had painted the chest, 2 nightstands and desk a couple of years ago. I also had swapped out the old hardware for some new acrylic handles and knobs. Now, I've added a dresser and took out the 2 nightstands. Makes much more room for all the clothes the 2 girls have. Problem is, the dresser has 7 drawers and they no longer sell the handles that match the other furniture! I got a fix for that though! You will not foil my well laid plans dresser!
The other problem is that their old room had 2 windows. This room has 3. Guess what?! They no longer sell those either! I really want to reuse the ones that I have for them since I like them and they will go with the room. I figured out a fix for that that will cost nothing! Mwahahaha!
But you have to wait to see what I have come up with on both of those.
I've been hesitant to paint their room the color I want to since Dad said he didn't like the color. So, I had to spend last week thinking it through. I've decided I am going to go for it though anyways. Darn him if he turns out to be right!
I am hoping that this week I can get crack a lacking on it! Dad's in Florida. Perfect time! He should know better after 16 years to leave me alone for any length of time! Once this gets done I can start putting some stuff on the walls that is laying around, get some shelves up, buy some cute containers for girly junk....
The boy's room is another story. I got no idea in there and he is NO HELP! I think I might be on the right track with it. Just more planning to do for it.
The wackiness is going strong here at the farmhouse. The boy has decided he is the class clown. I found an appreciation certificate from his English teacher the other day. I am so proud! At his school, they get appreciation points from the staff when they do something nice. I was just busting with pride! My boy did something good! Finally! I gave him a big huge hug and asked him what he did. He bust out laughing. You know the kind of laughing where you can't even talk?
My pride meter was slowly dropping.
Seems that their classroom had a water problem last week, so they were moved to another room. This room had it's own bathroom. No one used the bathroom because everyone in the room could hear EVERYTHING going on in there. He was bored. The class was doing silent reading.
Have you thought UHOH yet?!
He raised his hand to ask the teacher if he could use the bathroom. She gave him permission, totally oblivious of what was about to happen. Now this kid has acquired a new skill of farting on command lately. Loudly too. So he went into the bathroom and just ripped off a couple really loud ones. He said he could hear everyone laughing in the classroom. When he came out, the teacher gave him an appreciation point for it.
He thought it was funny. He thought it is hilarious that his name is on the appreciation board for the week in the lobby of the school.
It also seems that his new "skill" has made him one of the more popular kids at school this year. I guess there are other things more terrible to be popular for.
Dad has been nominated to do all conferences with his English teacher this year.
I would like to thank EVERYONE who lent their love and support to Anna and her family during this terrible time. You guys make me proud! Your outpouring of condolences just made my heart sing that I have such great friends! They have set up a scholarship fund and memorial fund in his name. If you would like more information click here.
I am so behind on things! I have a package to get out to a bloggy friend (I promise soon!), recipes to post..... I really need to post more too! Since I don't see things slowing down any time soon, I just need to suck it up and get it done! I wish I could just take one day a week and work 24 hours. I keep thinking that will help me to get caught up!
....til next time....