Well, I am sitting on a footstool and it is a bit bothersome to my back-side, however, the computer is in the office so I am one step closer! My actual computer desk is out in the garage as I am sanding it down in order to paint it….so right now I am using Kiki’s old toddler sized table! Yes, I am sure I look quite ridiculous here! Glad I haven’t got a little webcam…. Things here are progressing. The "whole house" was not clean for the big guy’s birthday, but close enough that I believe it made him happy. Huh. Who knew. We bought him a gift just in case….the whole, extra-long "Lord of the Rings" DVD set. So he’s happy in so many ways! We are having an actual party for him and my dad (whose b-day is just one day later than Alan’s) on Saturday, so we are making another gift for then…well, Kiki’s making it… a picture frame. It’s coming out very cool, not "kiddie" looking at all, and we found a picture of him with Kiki, about which his comment was "wow, a picture of me I actually like"….so, it’s a good deal.
I am having soooo much fun re-doing the furniture to put in the office! My calling is definately to be an artist, not a cleaning lady. I found this cool mousepad, and I’m baseing my decor on it. What can I say, it’s in my "happy colors"! I am sanding down and painting 2 desks, a cabinet and an end table. And maybe my desk chair, but it’s an antique so I’m not sure if that’d be totally cool…. so maybe I’ll just put a new fabric on the seat in some wild and funky material. I’ll post some pics when I am done….
Kiki’s room is coming along as well. We found a set of sheets at T.J. Maxx (discount dept. store) and they are not only nice sheets (high thread count, very smooth and shiny) but a perfect match to her IKEA bedspread! It’s kind of amazing….almost as amazing as a 9 yr. old girl who has had a rose-printed quilt on her bed since she was 4 and still loves it!! I painted a shelf for her today (a wicker one) and also have a bookcase to paint; she is going to have a "book nook" in one corner. I have a lot to do, but it’s stuff I enjoy, at least.
Then, of course, I still have a load of actual cleaning to do….it never ends, does it?? You know how I feel? Like I am trying to
hold back the ocean’s tide with a single shovel.
I’m telling you, Kiki is the tiny tornado. Everytime I think I am almost on top of this household stuff, I find some new gigantic mess. It’s insane. Or making me so. I am really trying to hold her accountable and make her get back and pick up her stuff, but it isn’t easy. More on that in a second…..