Slight Progress

Things are moving along, albeit at a snail’s pace. The last couple of weeks have allowed me to go through and do some major de-cluttering that I have been procrasinating about. I wish I was as organized as I was over Christmas!

Two weeks ago we had a huge rain storm and the water decided to make its way into our basement. Our workshop has been anything but a workshop and more of a dumping ground which meant instead of concentrating on stopping the water from coming in hubby first had to clear out all the junk. What a mess. He made endless trips to the dump and there was lots of bags on the curb the following week for garbage day! Things are settled back and we actually have a work shop that you can walk into and around now.

I tackled the kitchen and bathroom cupboards. Am I the only one who has “junk cupboards”? Good grief! Where does the stuff come from? And can you answer me another question? What happens with the plastics? There’s a cover and a missing bottom, or a bottom and a missing cover. What’s up with that??? Sets me crazy! I’m pleased that that is done and I actually managed to make lots of room and got things reorganized and it seems to be more “workable” now! That made me happy!

Mike has all of his work clothes and fire department stuff in the spare bedroom so he’s been working on going through all that. Matthew has decided that he wants to relocate to the spare room and give Marcus his room. Oh horray! That means I have 2 rooms to total dismantle, paint and reorganize. Oh well. I want Matthew to enjoy getting things ready for Marcus and we have been promising him for 2 years that we’d redo his bedroom. So now seems to be the time for that.

Over the weekend we went out and selected paint colours and border so we can get started. We’ll wait until the rooms are cleared out to go get the paint, but at least we all agreed on colour schemes.

We also purchased a few big ticket items over the weekend. I feel much better now knowing we have the crib, change table and a dresser. It’s a honey colour and although I had my heart set on white, I’m pleased with what we got. The dresser ended up being the biggest “success” as it was the only one left and it was a floor display. One of the drawers was not hinged properly and there were a few minor scratches on top of it. We ended up paying $50 for it instead of the already reduced price of $110 that was on the ticket!!! Once a runner is on top of the dresser, no one will ever know the difference! Mike already fixed the drawer and it’s as good as new! Yay!!!

We also got our travel system. I wasn’t really going to get the stroller/infant car seat combo originally but decided, “why not”. This way (as Cara so gracioulsy reminded me), I’ll have a good six months or so that I won’t have to take him in and out of the seat every time we get in and out of the car. My sister and BIL are getting us a Britax Marathon, but the closest place it’s available is Halifax, and now we have a little more time before we have to worry about getting that.

What else? I’m still feeling great. Starting to get tired easily though. My last appointment saw a 6 pound weight gain and I now weigh more than I did when I delivered Matthew (both pregnancies started out at the same weight). LOL I blame the French Vanilla Cappuccino from Timmies!! My tailbone and sciatic nerve are playing havoc with me, but we’ll survive that, too.

As I sit here this morning I just know I’m getting blasted with a major head cold … at least at this point I’m praying it’s a head cold and not the flu. I don’t like not being able to breath through my nose and I’m terribly agitated today. Hopefully this passes soon!!

Onward and forward we go.

Until next time…

About angeloftheisland

Welcome to An Angel’s Island. I’m Tracey (aka angeloftheisland). I’m also Mom to 19 year old Matthew who constantly keeps me on my toes. He’s our “special” boy who shows us daily how he deals with the world of ADHD, a Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s my hero. Marcus is 8 and reminds me everyday that he’s in no way going to make the school years boring for his Dad and me!! I’m also wife to Mike for 25 years now. Mike is my best friend and soul-mate and he has showed me over the years, that yes – dreams do come true. Our life may not be the most exciting but there’s always something going on. Welcome to our Happy Place, newly renamed Hilliard's Happy Hideaway. I hope you enjoy what I’ve shared about our family.
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