While in the middle of that, I decided to completely redo how I store stuff in the school room, and made that room a big mess as well.
Then I decided it was time to act on the grand glorious plan of switching the rooms around.
So end result of my big month of cleaning?
What had been the kids’ room is now spotless because Jeff and I carried every single bit of furniture out, cleaned the carpets, and moved in all of our bookcases. In the process each of us got rid of a big box of books from our shelves.
The rest of the upstairs is a giant mess as the stuff from the kids’ rooms were dumped in other rooms, but they are now happily set up in what was the game room and is now the Kiddo Room.
As to super fun events from last month?
Well we celebrated Princess’ birthday a tad late so Aunt Tara could celebrate with us, and she got to see Beauty and the Beast for her present. This made both her and I amazingly happy.
She continued her birthday celebration with her birthday party. This had to of made up for being sick for a week on her actual birthday, I mean it was like two weeks of celebration.
I spent the month feverishly sewing dolls and outfits and bandages to give my kids and my niece and nephew “Owie Dolls.” If you follow me on Instagram you saw lots of pictures of this grand project.
Then here’s some random bits of Christmas fun, the kids decorating presents, the boys smelling a pillowcase (because they do), seeing Santa Cow at Chic-Fil-A. Standing by one of the randomly decorated trees here in Austin, Batman in the pillory at Main Street Bethlehem, and the Wise Men lost in a dog food bog.
We had our usual three Christmases, at our home, then my Mom’s, then Jeff’s parents. The kids like usual made out like bandits. Between Jeff, the boys, and myself we got about 10 new games to play. And then a few days after Christmas I got a game I’d backed on Kickstarter, so we have quite a few new games to play.
Which is what the remainder of December and the first few days of January was spent doing. Playing lots and lots of board games, well mainly Shadows of Brimstone, the boys’ new game. We played my new game Commissioned
and Favor of The Pharaoh once. Shadows of Brimstone was played A LOT.
And as promised here’s the starting point of my school room. It’s actually significantly better because I had a friend come over this afternoon and help me organize my bookshelves, but I finished that before she came, so she offered to help with that mess.
It was a HUGE blessing. But as you can see there’s still work to do.