Friday, January 16, 2009

So Guilty

What kind of a Mom forgets to go into her son's school and take cupcakes to celebrate his birthday?

Um, that would be me. Here I was at home, enjoying the peace and quiet of having no children at home, knitting away in front of a movie. I didn't even think about the fact that I was supposed to be hosting a little shindig at his school. I clean forgot about it.


I've felt guilty about it all day. Not that he really cares, thankfully. He knew he had cupcakes at home waiting for him anyway. I'm such a lousy mom.

But I'm making great progress on a new knitting project, does that make up for it?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mission Organization: Episode Three

I have a monumental (to me) announcement to make: I can now park in the garage! Yippee!

I know, not really exciting and has nothing to do with yarn or fiber. But I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to get into the car and not worry that my buns are going to get hypothermia and chip off. Definitely a reason to celebrate.

The drawback? I now have 5 or 6 large boxes to be emptied in the playroom. Can't win them all, huh?

I promise to get back to all things fiber-y tomorrow. I'm off to go celebrate with some silk spinning!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mission Organization: Episode Two

First, a small disclaimer: In the last episode, I might have made a Freudian oops. I might have said "when my husband was living here" in reference to the bedroom. The correct thing to have said would have been, "when my husband was working here in the bedroom/office ." Like I said, oops. I thought the slip was quite funny. Hubby wasn't quite as amused though...

Anyway, the new play room is finished!

It's a really huge room, taking up a third of the upstairs floor of our house. There is one piece of grown up furniture, but it works since they like to dress up and look at themselves in the mirror.

I broke the room up into areas:

Game area for the Eldest:

On the opposite side of the room, is a reading area with green netting over it that they can close in like tent and opposite that is the train table:

Ikea was a great help with organization in this room. Notice the new stair step storage above and here on the wall is more storage for the few stuffed animals we have. Also, below that are the obligatory race tracks for Hot Wheels cars:

And don't forget the Little People area:

What I haven't shown you:

The closet: filled with games and legos and prize possessions of the Eldest. This will have a lock on it to keep the Youngest out of it.

The bedroom: is a work in progress, but is going great so far. Both of their beds and chests of drawers fit perfectly. I still need to decorate the Eldest's side to his liking, but so far, everyone is happy with the changes.

The garage: Also a work in progress. As I get more stuff moved to the playroom, I get closer to getting my car back in it. Yeah!