Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Week 2 - A Bit Late!

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!

Oh well....

....til next time....

....Semper Fi!


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Maggie,
Well, you know what I'm going to always put me to shame with all that you do. You are a human dynamo in my eyes and do more than is humanly possible in 24hours so, you must definitely not beat yourself up for not completing everything on your list!!
....and, as for your son, he will be the favourite of the class.....I bet they loved his antics in the toilets !! I think that, in a few years, we might see him hosting the Oscars !!
Looking forward to your recipes...oh, and thanks so much for your lovely comment the other day. You are such a good blogging friend and are always so supportive. It really means a lot. XXXX

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I think it hard to get everything done that we want too.. I always fall way behind. Your son sounds halarious.. at least he's proud of it ;)

Lori said...

That's your boy!! You have been a busy bee ~ putting me to shame again! My heart went out to Anna and her story ~ let's just say I cannot imagine. Was it when hubby went hunting a couple of years ago when you redid the kitchen?? You never cease to amaze me with your boundless energy and projects galore. xo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I feel like a slacker compared to you! Can you come and spend a working week with me!
Oh Maggie you always have something to make me laugh! The apple does not fall far from the tree... not the "tooting" part (or maybe that too) but the funny part! I know where your son get's it!
Got my laugh and update!
xo Yvonne

Red Couch Recipes said...

I have not done much decluttering. Need to do a ton. Boys will be boys won't they. When my husband leaves, for some odd reason, I too an get a ton done. Love it if I am hanging things that he can't see me use my high heel to hammer. Good luck in all your endeavors. Still wishing prayerful thoughts for Anna. Joni

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Now you made me feel better. I have projects just sitting around waiting for me to get to them. But duty calls, kids need to be taken to music lessons, bills need to be paid, clothes need to be folded. Life goes on. Loved the award story; that was funny.

Cher' Shots said...

RE: I used quart sized jars for the Apple-Pie-in-a-Jar recipe because one quart makes one pie.

When you're done painting you could always come over for a visit and I will give you a sample! :)
'hugs from afar'

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...


That is hilarious!

You have been quite busy! When do we get to see pics?

I have a Brutus post coming your way. I swear that cat is his entity!

Could you hook up your email with your profile? You, Miss Maggie, are a "no-reply" blogger! When I go to return your comment from email I can't :(
And you never told me-do people call you Mags?
Have a good one, sweet friend!!
xo, misha

Jacqueline said...

I feel like I am still catching up from summer, then there is redecorating for the season, etc. etc!

Thanks for pointing out the problem with the date! Got it fixed. See, too much to do, I can't even proofread!

Theresa said...

He is hilarious and my kids would love to receive that award! You have got to be a proud mom... t. xoxo