What a wonderful day I had yesterday. Not to brag or anything…

Aviana and Brielle have been semi sick and cranky for almost a week. We all have had some sort of eye infections. Sunday night it seemed like I didn’t get to sleep until almost 4 a.m. because one or the other of them would cry out in her sleep or worse, fully awaken. It’s also hard to relax because of Baby C’s acrobatics and the fact that Kevin is such a heat pump, and sometimes a girl just needs space and no one breathing on her.

So yesterday…my dear mother-in-law had the day off and came over around eleven and picked up both my kiddlets. And kept them until after five!

I seriously considered lying in bed all day reading, but I decided to be productive instead.

I purged and organized the girls’ toys. I had just had bins, though labeled, with a bunch of toys in them. Some of the toys were junky, and invariably it seemed like they would just dump the entire bin on the floor, maybe play with one thing, and leave the mess. We always cleaned up before bedtime, but what an odorous task! I took a tip or two from Montessori thinking and put their toy shelves in order. I want them to be able to find what they want easily, and most especially be able to put it away!

I got all the books out of Kevin’s music room and got them organized and put away in the book nook.

I got some butterflies and maps hung that had been lying around waiting for attention for ages. (Maps? –total cost $3. D.ollar Tree: I love you. Butterflies-o.riental trading co)

I cleaned and vacuumed the entire upstairs. This is a task, I’m partially chagrined to admit, that only gets done every couple of months.

I got my scrap room organized finally. I couldn’t even see the counter before because creativity doesn’t lend itself to order. Then inspired by all the tidiness (and by that time, my back really hurt), I made 20 cards. They are all about the same, but it was a great way to use up a bunch of little pieces of paper. I scrap lifted the idea from a H.allmark card.

I made pork stir fry for dinner (and can I just say, rutabaga goes really well in stir fry).

And after bed time since Kevin had band practice I was still alone, I got started on the scrapbook baby calendar project I want to make for Baby C. The plan is to have the picture part of the calendar all made, so all I have to do each month is add some pictures for him. (We haven’t decided on a name yet…) Then I’ll record his milestones or whatever action is taking place on the date part. I got the 12×12 calendars at the Dollar Spot at Tar.get, originally to make a year in review calendar for the grandmas’ Christmas presents, but that never materialized.

It’s amazing how much I can get done without “help”.

That’s probably enough productivity to last a while.

If you need me, I’ll be on the couch with my feet up eating bon-bons (or graham crackers with frosting, ‘cuz that’s more like the girl I am).

9 thoughts on “Ahhhh…

  1. You are so awesomely creative! I love the girls room – the grass and the sky painted on their walls. You make me blush in shame of my un-creativeness. If I could be a certain way just from wanting to bad enough – I would be so very creative. I’d also be very thin and in shape. 😉

    I’m so happy for you and all your productiveness! Everything looks GREAT!

    Now, move over girl – I want in on the laying on the couch, eating graham crackers and frosting thing too! 🙂


  2. Wow, what a productive day!!! I have to say, I’m so relieved to know that I’m not the only one who almost never vacuums the kids’ rooms!!! 🙂 And thanks for stopping my Homeschool Hacks. I totally forgot how much I loved the Grandma’s Attic series when I was younger; I’m going to have to find those for Evie!


  3. Makes you feel so much better to get organized-and looks like you did it all!! It is amazing how much you can get done without little fingers helping.

    Love the cards!

  4. Great job! I love it when everything is clean and organized. Doesn’t last long around here. I remember that barn on their shelf! I had that as a kid!

  5. You are the woman! Doesn’t it feel good to have all of those projects done!?!? Hooray for you!

    BTW – Oliver gets my vote. We had friends in NC with an Oliver & he was BEYOND adorable!!!

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