It’s a bitter sweet week that lays ahead in my house. The whole Thanksgiving weekend is completely insane for us Oviatts. There are parties and real Christmas tree chopping with family and such, much like most other families. But, we also have added in some fairly large household projects to our to-do list, AND it’s my daughters third birthday! We’ll be having a Barbie Bash this weekend at a bowling ally to celebrate, and she’s “jus’ so excited ta’ contain it anymore! *squeals*.” (wish me luck on the cake! It could get tricky!)
You see we’re in the middle of remodeling and moving around bedrooms in my house. And, of course one simple project can never actually be a simple project. Things tend to snowball very easily around here. What started out as, “Hey Husband, I think we should move our bedroom downstairs so that our kids can each have their own room,” very quickly turned into a list that looks something like this:
- Renovate basement…. by completely ripping apart walls and ceilings, then fresh new water sealing ($$$), drywall, paint and trim, and new closet shelving system and bar setup. (I suppose we’ll have to save the flooring for later, because holy crap this is so much more than what we had intend lol.)
- Laying carpet and painting kids rooms.
- Bed Sets, curtains, and décor on a budget… at Christmas time *rolls eyes*
Then, what went from, “Lets make it all as a ‘done by Christmas’ goal.” Soon turned into, “Hey husband, lets have it finished by THIS SATURDAY so that Kimber can have all her new birthday stuff in her own room!!”
Don’t ask me what the hell I was thinking! Sometimes the excitement side of my brain tends to take over the practical side. If we play our cards right, then it’s totally doable. But, we’ve really stretched ourselves thin! I think it’ll all be worth it looking back, but for now it’s a matter of keeping our heads on straight throughout the process… well, that and not kill each other.
So yeah, that pretty much covers my week! Luckily, for the big Thanksgiving family celebration on Thursday I’ve only been assigned Cranberries LMAO… So I think I should be able to pull that off fairly smoothly. You never know though, sometimes complicated comes easily and the simple stuff winds up an utter mess. That’s kind of the story of my life really!
Also, I’ll have three E-books on sale for .99 cents, Black Friday throughout Cyber Monday, so stay tuned for that!!! More info to come on this exciting news!!!
Ultimately, my hopes excitement and expectations for the next five days has skyrocketed to all new heights. Wish me luck, I may be needing a vacation very very soon! 🙂