Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Oh what a mess!

The majority of next year's school books arrived at our house. They've been sitting on the kitchen counter for way too long.

I started to clean the school room today. Here's two boxes full of stuff to sell. I ran out of boxes, so the school room looks like this:

Oh what a mess. I find it very hard to get rid of stuff. The stuff in the foreground is 3rd grade completed work that I can't seem to get rid of. Uhm, we just finished 4th grade.

I've been sorting for an hour and now I'm just procrastinating. I want to finish this room today so that I can reclaim my kitchen. For some reason I am just not enjoying this process. I wish we had a room that was larger than 9x9! I wish I had more book cases! I would really like to get another 4-foot table so that Thomas and I each had our own workspace, or else we had a space to house fish tanks, hermit crabs, plants.

I wish for a lot, but none will come true (except maybe another table) and it is time to force myself to complete the task.


mull-berry said...

Cute kitchen curtains ... I don't think I've ever seen them layered that way.

Frankie said...

Oh my. I'm kind of embarrassed about the curtains. The main curtains you see are actually the toppers which are on a spring rod. We have had a *lot* of problems with the senior citizen across the street -- he hates children -- and one day I just got fed up with having to look at his house every time I did sink work. I grabbed my stool and pulled the toppers down so that I had sun from the top but didn't have to see the jerk. lol

I made my curtains and I have a bunch of fabric left and it's on my to-do list to do some sewing this summer. I am going to put my toppers back up where they belong, but then make curtains that start about an inch above where the toppers end so that my whole window can be blocked off if I want.

I have lace curtains on every window in the house, but when I get those done I'll take them down off that window.

mull-berry said...

I like 'em ... you know what they say ... necessity is the mother of invention ... I say ... necessity is a "mother." : )