Saturday, August 12, 2006

The fine art of procrastination

stoooped Blogger won't down load my photos! All I could get was this photo of DS-A in his fun-box. :-(

I have stories to write, pages to scrap, a lesson to prepare for church tomorrow.
I have piles of laundry, a dishwasher full of clean dishes and a sink full of dirty pans, and DS-L has a talk to prepare for church tomorrow.
So I did what any sane woman would do, I rolled up my sleeves, enlisted the help of my husband and children and re-arranged the living room furniture.
The furniture fairy (otherwise known as my Mother) delivered a truck load of chairs, tables and other odds and ends several weeks ago. I have been simply walking around the mess for days. But today I decided I couldn’t stand it anymore and put things in their place.
The theory was I wouldn’t put the furniture away until I painted the walls. However, money for paint is not in the budget this month, and it may not be there next month. Frankly, the furniture was driving me nuts. Now it’s in what I hope will be the permanent location.
In the process of moving furniture, I inadvertently created a “kid living room” where the boys can play with their PS2 with their friends. Now the oldest one is planning the sleep over for his birthday on Sept. 12.
After moving everything around I took photographs and did some digital painter. It’s not a perfect paint job, but it helps me get a better grasp of my vision, and see if it is something I can live with for more than a few days.
I kind of like the look. One funny thing I noticed after I “painted” the walls, the mirror is reflecting the old white walls. I tried to paint the reflection but it didn’t work very well, so I decided to leave it be.
DH and I went and bought a printer yesterday. As you can see by the box, it’s a HP. I prefer Epson’s, but we have been having problem with the ink clogging, which lead to the eventual death of the old printer.
The boys immediately compensated the box the printer came in as their official “fun box.”
If you don’t have young children, you probably are not aware of the “Fairly Odd Parents” song;

“Fun box, oh fun box,
small and square and dark.
“Fun box, oh fun box,
check out these cool fun locks.”

I’ll be singing it in my sleep.
The boys used a piece of Plexiglas and made a window in the fun box. They wanted me to post photos, so here they are.
DS-L suggested DS-A should wear a “fun box” for his Halloween costume. I like it.
Speaking of funny children, DS-A has developed a dread of thunder storms, and we had one last night.
The poor little monkey was so scared he was crying and had an attack of diarrhea. Afterwards he told me, “All my throw up went out my butt.”
Gotta love his way with words.


Wyo sis said...

Yea for the fun box. Boxes are the best toys for kids and animals alike, especially cats. We always keep the boxes around for a day or two for Bucky to investigate. Good for you for getting the furniture in place. I have found the same phenom --- once furniture is placed painting becomes more distant. We have been in this house for 5 years and have painted Ashlee's room twice and the boys room dounstairs, but not our room which we hate. It's just such a nightmare to move that enormo bed.

pudding for brains said...

Poor A!! I was scared, too, little buddy... FUN BOX! The boys would LOVE it! Were gonna have to have a playdate, and let L,A,E,and little A play with boxes!