Saturday, October 11, 2008

Finally...a day off!

Whew!  I made it through this week.  Barely.  I was waiting in great anticipation for today to come.  Not only to have a day  off, but because it was a Saturday off (!), a long weekend off(!!), AND, the first of 5 days off(!!!) (**sniff, sniff* if only Mike didn't have to work *sniff*)

I enjoyed each minute of today to the fullest.  Almost.  It was an uneventful, slow,relaxing, WONDERFUL day!

For the little birds who couldn't "believe" I had an overflowing basket of laundry. (which is obsolete now!)  This is what I did today.  

 preface:  We purchased our home new 2 years ago, with an unfinished basement.  It is a work in progress. (as we take the summers off).  The last two rooms that need to be completed are a) the office  b) the bathroom.  We are hoping to have at least one room completed this winter. 

 So.... here is the "outside" of the office...  not so bad.. if the doors are shut.
Here is my computer/desk area.  Our plans are to eventually, once the room is complete, purchase a furniture set in dark cherry that has drawers and files, as well as a wall unit.  But that's a long ways for now, this is it!!
AND THIS is what the "closet" has become since I've been back to work!  *GASP* *AHEM* (okay girls, I can hear you all now!)  
This is really the only storage space we have in our  home.  Other than the closets, there is no space allotted to all those "things" we gather. (Old tax returns, pictures, kids drawings, Mike's music equipment, seasonal get my drift?)  And our "plan" is to have it accessible enough to wheel the treadmill in there when we aren't using it.  (*cough* *grunt* ooookaaay!)
Well, the babe and I worked on it for a few hours this afternoon, while the other two were outside playing with friends.  This is what we came up with:

Pretty nice eh? 
 And the treadmill fits!!   
**This my 4 year old tells me is another way to say "oh yeah!"**

So go ahead, feel free to take back all those snide remarks you coughed out earlier in the post. We won't even mention them.


Shari said...

Amy - I use to consider myself a fairly organized person... that is until I began to see your posts and all the photos of your drawers... that is drawers in your household... well, now I will need to start therapy or perhaps a group called "The Amy Wanda Bes"!?!?

Guess I'd better go and look for my book called "The Messy Manual"!
Help My House Is A Mess

Rhonda said...

Okay, I'm impressed. I really am. I wish I had an ounce of your organizational gifting. I need it!

Jen said...


You must have been so happy to have that clutter tidied and organized...I can actually feel my body relax, when a job like that is completed.
So, will it last, once you go back to work?

Roxanne said...

Sounds like a productive day. What a beautiful weekend to have off. The leaves are amazing up here! I USED to be super organized...I barely remember those days!!