I’m baaa-aack!!! Thanks for all of the messages from those who said they missed me. It’s so nice to know I’m missed when I’m away. I’ll tuck those messages away for when I don’t feel like writing or wonder why the heck I write anyway. It’s always nice to know someone reads what I write!
I can’t tell you how nice it was to be away from the computer for the week. I am on this thing 9 hours a day for work…plus blogs…and facebook…and twitter…and pinterest….and man I needed to get off of here! It’s not easy to do…I felt the pull of it every day. But I only checked my email a couple of times, got on Facebook just a couple of times too…and instead I did other things.
The main thing I did last week was…clean. Exciting, huh? That wasn’t the spring break you dreamed of? Me either. But it was nice to start cleaning at 8:15 after the kids got on the bus and keep going, uninterrupted, until they got home at 3. I deep cleaned. Tops of cupboards, baseboards, ceiling fans, windows for goodness sakes! Inside and out! This place is sparkling. Matt just redid all of the floors upstairs so it was really nice not just to get everything back in order, but to clean too.
Oh, I forgot! I painted the kids’ bathroom too. It looks so nice now! We chose this hideous shade of brown when we moved in and now it’s a lovely shade of green. I made these curtains off Pinterest for the kids’ bathroom and our bathroom. I am not crafty at all and I don’t know how to sew but I did manage to make these work. The second one turned out much better after a few tips from my Mom!!! If you try these, use chalk to help you measure evenly! Oh and you don’t have to round up to the nearest yard when you buy fabric; did you know that? If you only need 2 1/4 yards, you can get that amount. I didn’t know that!! Once things are hung up on walls, I’ll take pictures and host a tour of my newly renovated upstairs!!
I did go shopping one day. I didn’t find a stitch of clothing. Isn’t that sad? It’s partly because I’m in a total funk about the way I look and partly because everything this season is flowery and flowy. I can pull off neither of those trends. I ended up with two new pairs of shoes though!
We went camping over the weekend at Mohican State Park. We just got back today. That’s for another post!
All in all it was a good week! How was your week?