Well, it’s official. Unless I stay up all night long, which ain’t gonna happen (a horrible thunderstorm/potential tornado had the Diehl family hanging out together in the basement last night for 40 minutes long after bedtime), I didn’t make the goal of getting the basement organized by the end of February.
A couple of things I didn’t count on:
1. Eighty bajillion snow days.
2. The fact that I am physically unable to work on this project past 7pm, with the exception of going through photo albums and such while watching TV. I’m slightly sanitizing my teenage + college years in the albums, so that the kids can look at them without me over their shoulder, editing and quickly flipping pages.
3. Several days of 70 degree weather, which could not be missed.
4. Jack Henry suddenly refusing to nap but once a week. Soooo not ready for this.
It’s hugely cramping my style, his non-napping. His behavior and attitude scream “a nap would help all of this and save your mom’s sanity” but his refusal to lay still long enough to make it happen wins almost every time. It’s meant a big readjustment of my day, which was not helpful mid-project.
I can really get a lot done without kids around, and I’ve made TONS of progress during those times. I commented on Facebook that 1 hour of work without kid interruptions = approximately 8 hours of work when the kids are around. Karen decided that we should measure work around the house in “kid-present-hours” and “kid-not-present hours!”
Anyway, there’s lots of trash gone, lots of space cleared, and lots of things finding permanent storage places (with room to spare, which is fabulous). The one big project that remains is getting my craft stuff wrestled into submission.
And when that happens, which is going to be soon, the next project can happen.
Which is opening my etsy shop. Which I can’t wait for.
Maybe I should try Benadryl at naptime?*
*this is totally a joke, peeps. I swear I’ve never done that, though the thought has crossed my mind once or thirty-seven times.