So we bought a new house. It is awesome... well, it will be. The lot is the great part. It's on 6 wooded acres and has a lake and a creek running through it. It also has a pool. This is so great and so hard at the same time. I'm working full-time again (in theory) and I somehow still have four kids, an absent husband and now a house to sell. . . or set on fire. All too often my house looks like somebody picked it up and shook it real hard. That's not really what buyers are looking for, but what do I know? I've never sold a house before. Last time we moved, we ran as fast as we could out of our nasty gov't-built apartment yelling, "keep the deposit, you filthy animal!" Ah, the good ol' days.
I am attached to 1% of the junk in my house, so you'd think it would be easier to go through it and get rid of stuff. Piles, piles, piles. One thing about this blog is that I feel like through it I have found my voice. I thought someday I might write a book about my life or at least a short story. Unfortunately, however, it has already been written. It's Mason's favorite book. It's called "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" and it is how I function - or disfunction. I was trying to organize and clean my mudroom yesterday (and trying even harder not to set it on fire) when I found a bunch of our painting supplies shoved under the table. I thought, "before i put these away I should repaint that wall in the office that i started painting a different color before something distracted me..." So I go in there to paint. Before I could paint, though, I needed to move the couch. Boy was it dusty under there. I should sweep. The hall needs sweeping, too. Why are Camryn's shoes in the hall? Do these shoes even fit her anymore? I should give them to our friend Hailey. What else should I give to Hailey? I bet Camryn has lots of clothes in her closet that don't fit anymore. Wow. This closet is a mess... This is why Jaymeson comes home to a house that looks worse than when he left it and why I have to drag him around to see the 10% of 100 jobs that I completed so he knows he didn't marry a complete disaster. Or did he?