Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bowling, Dancing & Cleaning

Yesterday the boys and I went bowling AGAIN and then ran some errands to collect some salvage supplies for my bathroom disaster. It was nice to get out of the house and take a break from the construction chaos and I actually had a couple of strikes at the bowling alley! The music they were playing was straight from the Senior Prom of 1986 - Tears for Fears, Prince, Howard Jones, The Bangles, Van Halen, Wham and stuff like that. If I even nodded my head in time to the music the boys would accuse me of "dancing" and say that it was embarrassing - imagine!

Today I did a pretty good job of getting some stuff cleaned up. My bedroom no longer looks like the aftermath of a dumpster explosion and things are starting to shape up a little. The problem is always that once I start cleaning one thing then I want to clean something else (drawers, closets, boxes full of junk) and if I don't force myself to stay on task everything will be an even bigger mess! Anyway, I can now see almost every surface in my room and the floor is virtually clear. Tonight I plan to finish some small sewing projects that make a big pile on my "crafts" table in my living room (actually an old dining table covered with a table cloth, my sewing machine and piles of fabric/projects).

I'm happy that each of the boys has started a blog and we've had a good time together setting up their individual pages. I also have to limit the time I'm spending personalizing these pages - it's addictive!

Tomorrow I will resume work in the bathroom with a fresh perspective. Roland worked on the counter top today and it actually fits well, the sinks will be in the right place and it will look very nice. Hopefully tomorrow I can glue it in place, connect the sinks and continue working on the walls.

Until later!!


Holder Happenings said...

Isn't it easy to embarrass your kids! (It is fun too.) I am looking forward to before and after pictures of your remodling project.

Anonymous said...

i feel you, lisa.
when my old roomy moved out at the beginning of the year, i decided to paint all the rooms and get the bathroom new furniture and stuff. it was fun, but it took me quite a while to figure everything out. especially when you wanna do everything on you own.
my bedroom is pink now and has green and red stripes on one wall. sounds strange but looks awesome! ;)

Jodi said...

Hello, I am here from Karen's Kooky blog. You sound VERY VERY busy. I can't imagine having teenage boys. My kids are 6 & 9 and it's had to picture them being teenagers at all.

Your remodel project sounds interesting. Please do post some before and after pictures.

Welcome to the big world of blogging!