Showing posts from April, 2013

Updates and stuff.

Happy Earth Day! I don't have a cool Google doodle to celebrate, but I'm going to go sit outside later and soak up some sun.

It's a Monday (when I started this post; now it's Tuesday), and my brain is feeling pretty Monday-ish. Here's just some stuff:

1. I love our yard with its new fence. We've been working on the plants and the pool, and I'm trying to decide if I want a garden (RDub insists on growing watermelon if we do) or a compost. I just can't decide if I want to spend the time learning what I need to learn to make it work, then spend the time making it work. We're still killing weeds, but so far, we've spent more evenings out there than usual.
2. I'm running again. The weather has been nice enough and my allergies have been mild enough that I've run out of excuses (see what I did there?). It helps that Bug wants to run, too, so we've gone in the morning a couple of times. Then on Saturday I actually did a 5K around the neighborh…

I work better on a deadline.

The home improvement virus continues to assault. In the last four days, we've gotten a new fence...

...and created a big mess in the house:

...because I decided the pantry needed to be redone.
Best husband award goes to...
Just a few hours later...
It's only taken me two days to put stuff in. I apparently have a canned tomato addiction.
I'm sure I'll make changes - probably after a trip to the grocery store. I've got some serving dishes in there now, which freed up cabinet space elsewhere. Another project checked off the list!

Home improvement.

Something has come over this house, and I'm not sure if it's a virus or what. We seem completely incapable of reining in our need to rework/redecorate stuff. And it's not just me! [Okay, it's mostly my ideas, but then the others jump all over it, I swear.]

It started here about 3 weeks ago:
Bug didn't want her dresser anymore - the drawers were kinda wonky, and several of them had turned into junk drawers instead of clothing drawers. It took up a lot of room and she really wanted/needed a larger desk. Of course, as we planned those changes, I had to ask about painting -- was she tired of the blue/green/pink yet? Guess the answer.
Spring Break 2013 turned into "please, Daddy, help me with this" and of course he did.
The dresser was replaced with the cubes for socks and underwear storage. [I said underwear. Sorry.]

But this was the main purpose of the change -- the wall of shelves and desk space:

LOTS of toys were shuffled to the attic or donation pile, and st…