It has been a full few days with furniture rearranging and friends and dental appointments. I may need a whole day’s nap to recover.
Last Saturday my girls decided to go out for some thrift store shopping, so I was left alone with the 4 younger boys. It was either going to turn into a Lego-fest or I could use their future man muscles for the greater good, so I decided to have them help me rearrange some furniture. I promised them the whole afternoon to themselves if they would help me.
I needed to use some of the junk I bought recently so we brought it in the house to figure out where to put it. While we were at it we cleaned under the couches and dusted everything. The amount of dust in this house could fill a king sized mattress.
I had an old fridge (don’t ask me why I bought this….it just spoke to me) and a worn section of fence to put somewhere. So I would point, “Let’s try it over here” and we kept moving things until we got it how I liked it. This is not only an opportunity to help Mom, but a lesson in future husbandness.
We put the old fridge in the corner and hung our metal letters over it. We are keeping blankets in the fridge. The irony is not lost.
I moved one of the couches back to make the room seem bigger. I used old footstools behind it to keep it from pushing back against the window.
Over the other couch I hung a fence section. I like putting something extra big over that couch. It makes the low ceiling feel taller.
When James saw the fence he immediately said, “You paid money for that?! We probably have everything you need to make one in our trash wood pile!” Yes, but for $10 this one is done.
To make room for the fridge I had to remove some things and put the TV on a dresser that was a little short. Plus I needed a place for the DVD player and Wii. So I had one of the boys throw a little shelf together with junk wood. It’s perfect and James is happy we used the wood pile.
The piano stayed where it was….it just got a little accessory update.
The rest of the house got picked up and straightened too and we settled into Saturday afternoon all relaxed and ready for the week.
On Sunday after church we drove to Austin for my parent’s 51st anniversary. We hung out at my sister’s house for a few hours then headed home to get ready for a day full of company the next day. It was fun to all be together. With the kids all growing up we don’t go out as a whole family much anymore. Our 15 passenger van was wondering why we hadn’t taken it out for a joy ride for so long.
Monday was a simple time of friends and burgers on the grill and kids running around making too much noise. Everyone left by 9PM because I had to get up early the next day for a dentist appointment.
I’ve been dealing with some tooth issues for a couple of weeks, so I had been anxiously waiting this day. He thinks he figured out the problem and I am, hopefully, on my way to a pain free mouth again. Dental problems stink. That’s all I have to say about that.
Let’s talk about junk and furniture again. It’s a much happier subject!
This next weekend our family will be going to the Forge Conference. It’s great teaching, wholesome families and great fellowship. I’m looking forward to it! If you decide to attend please find me and say hello!!!
Have a great day!