Sunday, September 24, 2017

To Do and Dreams and Babble

How are you? Hopefully this finds you doing well! We had a four day weekend due to a couple of teacher work days last week. It was spent recovering from a cold, reading, watching movies and playing catch up. Very helpful!

Tonight I made a yummy dinner and dessert and am stuffed. Since I've been sitting around the house I've been coming up with some new ideas of ways to update the house. Our house is getting a little blah and I'm itching to do some things to freshen it up.

Here's a list of things I'd like to do to update it somewhat.

  • brighten up interior colors of the house
  • finish painting picture frame in laundry room
  • rethink all the pictures in dining room and downstairs hall
  • change out baby pictures of kids on the walls up and downstairs
  • redo downstairs bathroom - update pictures, light fixture, walls, sink
  • possibly repaint dining room - nope not going to do it!
  • possibly repaint play room and get rid of magnetic wall hangings
  • possibly repaint kitchen and redo wall hangings
  • paint kitchen cabinets? 
  • rethink wall hangings in kitchen. hang something over fridge
  • clean up inside of cabinets
  • change out curtains in living room
  • get bedroom set up better
  • redo master bathroom
  • possibly make a firepit out back
It's quite a long list of things to do but I probably won't get half of it done. It's fun to think and play with ideas though.
Anyway on that note, I'm going to get ready for tomorrow. Time to shut my brain off and catch some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's! Hope everyone has a great night of sleep. Oh my gosh, do you dream? I mean dream when you are sleeping? I have some of the silliest, craziest, most absurd and disturbing dreams. I dream things I would never think up myself. I know it's my brain when it's shut off and all but I started a "dream" book. I have started writing down the dreams I can remember. What is really wild about it is that I can't believe how fast I forget my dreams. The neat thing about writing down your sleeping dreams is going back weeks or months later to see how many dreams you've had that you totally forgot about. So wild. Anyway, on that note, sweet and happy dreams to you!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Cleaning Like A Fiend

Uggh! I love a clean house and today I've been cleaning like a fiend! I woke up feeling lousy - been sick with a nasty cold. Today was day five but I'm feeling MUCH better, especially after getting a nice shower.

Hope you've been keeping healthy. I work in the school system so now that school is back in session I've managed to pick up the first thing that has gone around. Yuck.

Now that I'm feeling better and can finally clear off my night stand, change the sheets and trash all my snot rags(sorry TMI) I want to get things back in order. Our house has been disgusting this week. Hate it when I fall behind on things around the house because it's a lot to catch up on.

So in between loads of laundry and cleaning toilets, I steam cleaned our carpets upstairs. I vacuumed and steam cleaned. It needed it. We really are ready for new carpet(ours is 20 years old) but we have a master bathroom redo that we want to do first because we'll have workers walking on the carpet carrying supplies, up and down the staircase.

Anyways, tonight I learned how to clean the steam vacuum after I used it (GROSSSSSSSSSS!) and now I'm online trying to learn how to empty our new dyson vacuum. I have to say, my hubs bought a new vacuum to try and help me around the house and I absolutely love it. I wasn't on board for the new vacuum purchase but we tried one of those expensive robot vacuums that scoots around your house and I hated it. I cringed because it was so loud as it crashed up against every piece of furniture we owned. There was way too much prep work involved and our kitten was terrified of the thing. But this chargeable battery operated Dyson stick vacuum thingy is awesome! If you are in the market for one, I highly recommend it.

Okay, I better get back to Youtube and figuring out how to empty this vacuum. Just wanted to say a quick hello. Hope all is well on your end.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Picture Change-A-Roo

How are you? I hope this finds you well on a Friday night. I'm kinda tired. Just listened to my Alma Mater lose our first football game of the season. Maybe next time. Plus listening to the rain and wind outside. Like a lot of people, we're getting remnants of Harvey.

This week has been a pretty busy week trying to get back in the school routine and it has been good. I haven't gotten the chance to watch much news on tv and honestly I try to avoid it as much as possible but tonight I flipped on the Weather Channel because I wanted to see what the weather is bringing us. The devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey is just heart breaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected and displaced by the storm and flooding.

On a lighter note I did a change-a-roo in the house today. I've had this vase plaque hanging downstairs for years and I love it. I had it and a tall, dark Ikea vase on the floor under it but I found something else today to replace the wall hanging.


Below is a new wall hanging I put it its place. It has brightened up the space giving it a more casual feeling. I love it because this is on one side of my front door and it's near a crucifix I received from my parents for Christmas one year, which is on the other side of the door. The crucifix and this wall hanging are uplifting and an awesome reminder of what is most important in life.


I'll be in touch again soon with silly updates, thoughts and schtuff! Hope you stay safe. Take care!