Whew! All the hard work payed off. My house is clean! Except for my room/bathroom and the laundry room. I'll save those for next time I have energy.
Mom and Grandma and a couple of the kids came for lunch. That gave me all morning to finish all the little things I have been wanting to do. It felt really good to declutter our living space. Clutter stresses me out. I don't know how long the kids will help me keep it clean, but I am hoping for a few days at least. Nice and relaxing atmosphere, makes me want a nap.
I also finished my entryway last night. I blogged about the shelf I was doing in a tag a while back. I got that done and hung. Then I dug up a flower/ vine stencil I have had for a while and some red paint I had lying around from another project I never got done. The whole entryway is stenciled, it looks sort of like wall paper. Mark had no idea, so when he walked past to re-tuck in the boys, his eyes got all wide. We all like it. I'll take a picture and post it later. It makes me smile just to walk by!
I decided I might do some more painting. We are hoping to be in this house for a while, another baby is going to have to wait until things get straightened out with the kids and me and Mark has to be willing. (that could take a while...) Which means we will fit in this house for a while. Another baby would mean we qualify for a 4 bedroom and we would need the space. ALthough if push came to shove one of the bedrooms is big enough for a bunkbed and a toddler bed, or another twin bed. But either way, we don't want to move for a while. So why not paint some more? Maybe do a wall, just a single wall in the living room. One that's not too big, like by my backdoor or something. I just have to prime the walls I paint before we go so the maintanence guys only have to do one coat over that. No big deal. My bathroom got painted a dark olive green about 2 seconds after we moved in, now I have the stencils, and I'm itching to do more! We had lots going on the last couple years with other projects but I should have more time now that the kids are a little older.
I think I will relax and curl up with a book. Maybe reread a Harry Potter or something. All the housework is done, except for laundry, but I think I deserve a nice break. And an Oreo or two!