My So-Called Home

Do you want to hear a funny story? I have a blog post draft titled "The Partiality Of Projects." It's about how I always start a project, and then get part of the way through and get stuck/distracted/in need of something, and then my 3/4 done project sits there for weeks before I get back to it. The funny part? The post is dated February 5th!

I've got so many concurrent projects, it's almost ridiculous! Hopefully keeping a log here will help keep me a bit accountable as far as getting things done… There is so much we want to do just inside the house, and I'm hoping that we'll be able to get them done at least before we sell the house in a few years. Currently, I/we are in the middle of:

  • Finishing the trim on the exterior of Monkey's door… According to Husband, we need to take the wall trim off and cut it with a tool we don't have.

  • Running Cat-6 and coax from the basement to the front room (via our bedroom, Monkey's bedroom, basement hallway). We're almost done—the cables just need to be shielded and walls patched up, and stuff put back on the walls.

  • That's all part of a larger project, which is mounting the TV high enough on the wall to be out of the Monkey's reach and then rearranging the front room to accommodate it.

  • Organizing the shelves in the hallway. We've got two huge shelves/closets in the hallway off our main room, and they were a catch-all when we were moving in and painting/fixing up/etc. I cleared one of the sets of shelves off 6 weeks ago (which is when I took pictures and started the Partiality post), but since I'm not sure what to put there, it gathered things again. I need to draw it out or something.

  • Organizing the shelves in the kitchen. About half of them are organized, the other half have collected things.

  • Paint and move in to the study. First we need to scrape the illicit drug sticker off the wall, then clear out the room and/or cover everything with tarps, then we can prime, then we can paint, then we can find a desk that will fit in there!

  • Once we do the study, we can get the garage cleared out, so both of our cars can actually be protected from the elements.

This doesn't include any of the outside projects… Berry bushes, garden boxes, fixing the sprinkler system (and figuring out how to keep the sprinkler heads safe from the neighborhood kids—we've lost so many heads in the last 6 months!), grass, swamp cooler… Gah! Also, because of the lack of anything positive in the last two weeks of February, I didn't get to any of my goals. Ah well… I took my toddler to the park twice this week, and that's the more important part of life.

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I'm a working, crafting, loving, baking, home improving Mamma, trying to make my corner of the world better. I also happen to write a lot about my little boy, because I think he's fantastically hilarious!


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