Thursday, July 28, 2011

checking the living room off the "urgent" list!

the wall has only 1 picture, you say?  i say, what a thing to notice.  what about the floor being toy-free for a few minutes?!?  well, it is naptime at our house right now.  our toy zamboni went through just moments ago, so quick!  look before anyone wakes up.

about the lonely picture...  well, there are lots more boxes to unpack and piles to sort through.  i say give it time.  but, i kinda like it just the way it is so don't get toooo antsy for more.

there are plenty of other things to work on, tho. (ha!  you didn't see all of them in the 1st picture, did you?)  :)  some of these will probably get put the "to do someday when we're bored" list:
1. the poor lamp is naked
2.  there is a pile of junk table stacked w/ pictures to hang
3.  the table needs moved to a new spot somewhere
4.  need some COLOR in this room
5.  the piano needs pictures above it
6.  the couch needs something hanging above it, too
7.  the windows either need the curtain rods removed or new curtains
8.  since i'm making another list here... hmm... that fan should be updated too
9.  anything else?  this is your chance to comment, so let me have it!

sorry if you want a zamboni too.  mostly they just work on ice, but our special one picks up toys.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

living room, literally!

so glad to be finished with apartment life, and we're getting through more boxes each day.  our living room has been one recent project, and this is how it looked before the movers arrived:
and, after they left:  (watch out, it's super scary)
thing 2 was trying to figure out where her nice big playroom went.  we were trying to remember why we thought this was a good idea.  but, we unpacked and arranged, and took down the not-so-awesome curtains:
since this pic, we've arranged and re-arranged, then re-arranged some more.  i think we've finally settled things how we (i...) like them.  maybe you'll get to see another picture in a few days, if i decide i'm finally pleased.  :)  i did hang up a picture, and it's beginning to look like home!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

a list is a little thing

that helps me stay on task.  i don't know when i started being a list maker, but - groceries, projects, weekend plans - i make them of everything.  so when i saw a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days on my cousin's blog, it was only natural that i should add it to my book of lists.  and yes, you should be jealous that you don't have a book of lists.

most of my lists are useful only for a short time, but i have been sharing the progress on my 101 list w/my sis each month.  it's helped me to stay grounded during this whole shake-up moving process.  even though i haven't known where we would be living long-term, where all my belongings were, where they still are - i have been able to knock a few personal goals off my list!  waaaahooooooooooooo!  it feels really good, and i recommend that you make a list too.  :)  it'll be fun, i promise.