Monday, September 07, 2009

What I learned this week

This Labor Day was just that, labor. I spent 80% of my day butting heads with Koda (worse than the 12 year old sometimes) or working on Boo's room...which still isn't done.

I learned a lot this weekend, most of which have to do WITH the weekend and a little beyond.

- Painting is hard, but doing what your daughter wants can make it even harder if she wants something completely out of her norm ( I swear I will post pictures when I am done!!).

- Watching your daughter smile everytime she walks into her room to see the progress makes it worth the sore arms, hands and shoulders. Very worth it.

- In order to do what Boo wants, I have gone through 3, count them, 3 rolls of painters tape, and I'M NOT DONE YET. At least one more roll will be used this week. I am seeing Blue Tape in my sleep!

- A 7 year old that is UBER excited to start 2nd grade tomorrow will have a hard time falling asleep. Still. After two hours...and counting.

- Hardwood floors are not the best thing for a dog. Koda body slammed himself into the wall AGAIN, and dog-SCREAMED so loud I thought he had broken something. He was good, and back to his normal puppy-crazy self within a few minutes, but my heart took some time.

- Canning tomatoes is great, but time consuming and messy. I have had to mop three times this weekend. But we are pretty much set for chili season.

- We need a fence. NEED A FENCE. 11 more days, that is what I keep telling myself.

- Preparing for said fence will cause Hubby to work outside a TON digging holes and measuring where the posts will go. This is forcing me away from Boo's room. Not a good combo.

- I still miss Hunter. I talked to him tonight to wish him a good first day at school and it was hard. Better, but hard.

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Heather Solos said...

I'm in my 30s and still have a hard time sleeping the night before any big day. I hope she has a wonderful day at school.

Jen said...

I had more trouble sleeping too!It's kind of hard to believe it's here!

Here is mine:

Hairline Fracture said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your painting projects! We are going to be doing some pretty ambitious painting in Miss Pink's room soon.

Julie From Inmates said...

Wow. That must be some paint job you got going. Can't wait to see it. =)

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Can't wait to see the paint job!

Poor Koda - puppies - whew!

JanMary said...

Definitely curious about the painting project - I think we need before and after pics please!

Musings of a Housewife said...

That sounds INSANE! I can't wait to see the finished product!