My accomplishments this week
Focus Photo –
This week Valentine’s Day landed on Ash Wednesday, when us Catholics are supposed to fast. So…the kids got some pre-Valentine’s Day, aka “Fat Tuesday”, treats.
- My 52 week sewing challenge for the week was to sew something with hearts. It didn’t get done, and no #makenine either. Bare minimum this week, which meant only strike offs. He was pretty happy with them.
House cleaning/Decorating –
We are getting some new floors in the house this week, so it is a MESS. Everything had to be moved from 1/2 the downstairs and 1 room upstairs. They will be doing the office, hallway upstairs, stairs, entryway, dining room and library. I CAN’T WAIT. The flooring in our house has been crap since the day we moved in.
All this moving means we cleaned out the office and some closets. Yay! It is amazing the stuff you will just shove in the corners and forget about when you don’t have to deal with it on a daily basis. I boxed up some things for charity and we are tossing what we likely can’t give away.
Unfortunately we have a bit of an electronics graveyard. Luckily Best Buy has a recycling program, so we are dropping what we can off there.
Of course, now I need to do a bit of repainting. I’d like to repaint the entryway, but that goes from the downstairs to the upstairs hallway to some really, really tall walls I can’t reach. Maybe later this fall I will tackle that when I have some extra time.
I will repaint the dining room, though. Right now it is a dark blue, so with chocolate brown floors, it will be really, really dark. We need a lighter color in there, so it will either be a grey or tan. I might even go crazy and recover the chairs. Last time I did it was probably around 15 years ago, so it is time. A few spill marks are on them.
The library I will leave. It took me 3 days to paint that room, and a library is supposed to be dark. It adds to the ambiance!
The empty bookcases and the pile of books. Our house is such a mess right now.
Time with family –
A family that cleans together…and all that. We had a sick kiddo last week, too, so plenty of time together.
Health, exercising, making healthy meals –
- I’m pretty sure all the cleaning was the exercise of the week, but food hasn’t been the best. Our dishwasher broke. Well, it wasn’t cleaning, so I tore it apart, cleaned out the gunk, put it back together…and then no water was coming in. So I broke it more. It was on it’s last legs anyways, so off we went to buy a new one. Apparently ahead of the President’s Day sale. We should have waited a few days!
Creative Design – Week 2
Two new designs…
Basically this week was crazy with moving everything on the weekend, so I got a lot done…just not a lot of different things done. The FOCUS this week was on the house.