So much for easy, peaceful weekends. Ever since starting my fitness challenge, I am up and at ’em every morning. It has changed my activity level drastically. I am not sure how I feel about that yet. In theory I should be glad that I am actually using my body for more than a recliner decoration, but my legs are crying out in opposition.
On Saturday morning I decided to do a job I had been putting off for too long. My bedroom had become a waste dump for everything that didn’t have a place in the house. Books, picture frames, kids’ drawings, blankets, pillows…..anything we didn’t know where to put but wanted to keep. It was beginning to resemble an episode of Hoarders.
In addition, I had never finished cleaning up the nursery since moving Levi out about 3 months ago and I was starting to feel ashamed of myself for my laziness. Since James was out of town this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to clean out the two rooms, get rid of the junk and get ‘er done.
As usual, my ideas are too big for my energy level. The older kids all had things they needed to do (rude) and so I just had the younger boys to help me. A willing heart is nice, but it’s also nice if the person helping you isn’t more interested in his jacket zipper than he is vacuuming under the chair you are holding up. Let’s just say, it was a long morning.
After lunch I asked my older 3 girls if they could just help me for a couple of hours so we could get this job finished. I promise you I wasn’t intentionally being deceitful, which they may have wondered at 8:00 PM when we were still working.
We had to clean everything as we moved it. The amount of dust in my bedroom would have filled a king sized pillow. And I didn’t even deal with whatever is under my bed. I don’t look under there. It scares me a little.
By late Saturday night we were all completely spent with barely enough strength left to shower and get ourselves to bed. Even my high energy girls were strewn across my bedroom sofa like boneless chickens (Did you ever see that picture?…so funny!)
Yep, that’s what we looked like.
I didn’t take before pictures, but you’ve seen messy rooms, right? Here’s what my bedroom looks like this morning. CLEAN! I want to paint the faux oak cabinet in the corner. I’m thinking of painting it a gray green. What do you think?
I’m loving the panorama option on my iphone. You can see almost the whole room! The door on the right goes to a long, narrow room that used to be the nursery. I don’t know what to call it now, so we’re just calling it “the old nursery.” It is a spare room I can use however I want. Right now it’s just a quiet place for anyone to go read, get away, be alone. But I have a few ideas for this room.
On Sunday we were still tired from the day before so I just filled my shop orders and we rested. Kids played outside, girls read, we ate leftovers….nothing too strenuous.
There’s something about having a big job done that gives you permission to do nothing for about a week.
Summing up….these are the questions I have for you. 1. What would you do with an empty, long, narrow room? 2. What color should I paint the cabinet in the corner of my bedroom?