Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm Back...sort of

I'm almost back to blogging. Can it really have been over a month since I've posted? I'm so busy living (make that surviving) life that blogging has been on the back burner. I do have lots of pictures and hope my life will calm down enough to post.

Here's a list of what has been happening:

Eli's surgery went well and he's almost back to normal. He finished finals yesterday and is working on wedding plans, finding an apartment, etc. I think he should finally clean out his room and I mean really dejunk. I'm hoping to not get stuck with a real mess after he moves out. I bet I get stuck with his drum set though. Who has room for that in a small apartment?

Our addition is coming along. They put down the floor joists, subfloor, and framed the walls today. Progress. Yipee. I hope we aren't making any mistakes and I'm still trying to make lots of decisions about flooring, lighting, etc.

I spent a week in Texas with Candice. We spent a few days at Round Top. I promised her I would post pictures since we only took my camera and I have all the pictures. We found lots of interesting things and even bought some great things...I hope. I have a vision in my head of how to incorporate them into our new addition. Sometimes my visions and reality don't jive though... if you know what I mean. I'm having the things I bought shipped I hope. There is a lot of trust involved. You buy things make a detailed list of what and where to pick up the things you bought and hope the shipping company picks everything up and actually gets them delivered to you in a timely manner and in good condition. It's a bit scary. I still have my fingers crossed that everything will work out. I do have pictures of the things I purchased and may never see again.

We decided to tackle Candice's living room while I was there. Wait until you see pictures of that. It is most unique but I think cool. We bought fabric that I only had time to make curtains out of. We primed and painted, added book pages to the wall, changed out the lighting, and found some new furniture and rug. I think we even stayed on budget. Candice is a good little designer. I think she could do it for a living. (She still hasn't posted pictures of her family room that we did the last trip I made. That room I really love.) So, this trip I snapped a few pictures but they weren't good. I may post them anyway just so you can see how great it is.

After that week, I came how and caught up with work and spent time with Marissa and kids who were visiting from Florida for her BIL's wedding. I then flew home with her to help get her home. We hung pictures at her house, refinished two dressers, spent a night in the ER with Logan who had an attack of Croup, went to the beach and the Everglades.

This week I played catch up at work again. OK...I'm not really caught up but closer.

My house is a wreck, the laundry pile is gigantic, but tomorrow is another day and I hope to get some things crossed off my "To Do" list. One can always hope but I have to tell you that the list is HUGE! Here's to connecting back to the planet after being caught in a whirlwind.

Please tell me that mine isn't the only life out of control. Everyone else seems to have it so together.


Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Glad to have you back...I have been away from blogging as well and like you, a whole month went by like a whisp of smoke. I think that we all can be forgiven for letting things get the better of us from time to time.

candice said...

Yay! Your blogging again! I can't wait to see all the photographs.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman! You need a REST!!! At least it sounds like you've been having a good time. Glad to hear Eli is almost better. How long until the wedding? And what is Round Top? ;-)