I’m not sure, but this may be the first time I have sat down other than to eat or to nurse Mary Elizabeth in the past three days. We don’t have Internet in our home yet so even if I hadn’t been unpacking box after box and sorting and resorting, I doubt I would have been around much. I’ve been a whirlwind of activity (my mother-in-law used the term “hyper” in the most affectionate way possible to describe my endless motion). My husband has been out of town for a few days for his new job, so the majority of the packing and organizing has been in my hands. And having control freak tendencies, this suits me just fine.
Madeline and Rachel had another spend the night with Pop, but tonight they’ll come home to their new room. They started unpacking and arranging their books and toys, but I finished it up this morning. Their room might be my favorite bedroom in the whole house. I had a window seat as a little girl, and it was the perfect place to read or to daydream. One of these days I want to have a big cushion made. It’s time like these that I wish I could sew, but it’s not going to happen.
I really like our downstairs bathroom off the kitchen, too. Isn’t it fun?
The kitchen was the first room I tackled, and I’m getting used to my new fancy schmancy appliances (I burned my pizza last night).
I love the ubiquitous hardwood floors, but my heels are aching. I’m used to padding along on carpet all day long. Speaking of carpet, I do want to get surface rugs for the the girls’ rooms. I need an extra big one for Mary Elizabeth’s room. I like the look of Pottery Barn Kids rugs, but the price makes makes me choke on the Pirate Booty that has been my all-day unpacking fuel (along with apples and protein bars). I love the look of this one in green. We need something big, but I don’t want it to be too pink or covered in fairies, flowers, or butterflies. Not that I have anything against fairies, flowers, or butterflies. They’re all lovely and my girls are really fond of them, but Mary Elizabeth’s room is going to be for our next baby, too, and despite being three for three when it comes to having girls, we want to stick to more neutral decor (no, I’m not pregnant; a friend saw I mentioned a nursery in my last post about moving and the house and thought she’d missed the big announcement). Anyway, the point of all that is I’m looking for affordable, big area rugs in soft colors for the girls’ rooms. Any suggestions?
In other random news, Only Good Movies interviewed me some time ago, and my Q&A is now up. I’m not sure why they included both photos I submitted. I’d really prefer to not have my goofy grin all over the place, but oh well.
Okay, enough of this idleness. Back to work!