Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mission accomplished!

Ahhh...I can't even tell you how nice my house feels right now! After two weeks of taking apart furniture, moving it from room to room, painting, scrubbing walls, dusting every inch of everything, cleaning out closets, redecorating rooms, spending a day and a half in one corner of the house while they recarpeted, repairing and replacing broken items, throwing out junk, organizing what was left and putting all the rooms back together, I'm happy to report that we are exhausted and FINISHED! 

We have seriously worked our butts off these past two weeks. Once we started taking all the furniture out to recarpet we realized what a great opportunity it was to just revamp everything. There has been a huge list of things that we've been meaning to do around here for a while and being forced to basically move out and move back in was the push we needed to just get it all done. It was exhausting but now it feels awesome. I love it. Everything feels new and clean and fresh. Everything has been gone through, cleaned out, scrubbed down, washed and organized and now it feels so good to just relax and enjoy a peaceful home again. I love spring and I love the feeling of new beginnings. This time of year always makes me want to start fresh and our house definitely feels like it got a fresh start.

On Monday the kids go back to school and I'm looking forward to being back on a schedule and moving forward with all these projects behind us. This afternoon we had a family discussion about focusing on our book project again so we've all chosen a new book and we're back on track with that. I'm starting a new book this evening. I'm reading If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch. It sounds interesting but I've only read the first two pages of it, so we'll see. Josh is going to finish the Fablehaven series, which Matthew just finished, and Matthew is in book two of the Percy Jackson series. Shawn is still trying to choose a book but there are a stack of possibilities in this house so I'm sure he'll come up with something. 

So things are good. I'm happy and content and my house feels clean and peaceful. My next order of business is to get back on track with my running. I'm seriously off the wagon. But that's a post for another day! 

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