So today was a great day for getting things done around the house. Or, well, that is to say, today I got a lot of things done… there are plenty of days that are good for that, but I don’t commonly answer the call. 🙂
I’m sort of cheating a bit… the light fixture I actually installed last weekend, and just didn’t mention it. We’ve had it around the house for a weeks before that even, I’ve just not been motivated enough to install it. Its quite nice to have something react to the light switch that you instinctualy reach for, but I will admit that it casts a very bright and artificial light across the room.
Next on the list of accomplishments for the day, I unpacked all of the china from my grandmother and put it in the cabinet. It isn’t the prettiest way to display it, but it is a functional way! I’ve managed to get every bit of it inside the cabinet so I didn’t have to come up with any new storage options. I think it would be nice to have a place to hang the wine glasses at some point, but we’re doing okay without that so far.
After the china cabinet, I dove into finally fixing my closet. Its been months since my last attempt came crashing down. Its even been weeks since I got all the hardware to make my next attempt, yet it came down to today to get it done… and I did! I think this new method, as suggested by my lovely mother, will stand the test of (at least a little more than last time) time. The hang bar is mounted with 6 bolts and each of the four rails is mounted into a stud, so I hope all of this will hold up better than the four weenie bars that were there before. I have great hopes of having a closet for more than a week or two. 🙂
Then, being on such a productive kick, I moved into Olive’s room and hung up her Pooh curtains that Susan’s mom had given us several months ago. (Are you seeing a trend on the time line?) This, of course, was a pretty quick and easy project, so I also took the time to prepare all of the gifts Olive has received lately. I snipped the tags off all the blankets, clothes, and stuffed animals. We ran our first load of little clothes today, too! Boy… those little clothes make a little load of laundry.
I was mentioning to Susan that it’ll be nice when we have the crib in the room so we have a better feel for what it will look like as a whole. I think we’ll probably have that in place some time in the next month, possible not until October, though. We’ll also be picking up a bassinet and a soothing swing from our friends Ken & Val while we’re in Orlando, so that’s a few other things to add to the room. We’re certainly getting excited about our little Olivia coming.
After all our productivity, we then headed out to dinner with Mark & Laurie. That was a lovely dinner at the Family Wash, and then dessert at the Pied Piper Creamery. They’ve also very kindly agreed to keep an eye on Moochie, the flowers, and the house while we’re away in Disney World. We also swapped stories of false alarms and the difficulties of not having people local…