Prudence, you must be north of me...did spring hit you sooner than it hit us? Impossible! Spring hit us today. The doors and windows are actually OPEN and it's supposed to be hot this weekend, like 70s!
(BTW, Mama_Love, this is one of the most amusing threads I have read in a long time. Thanks for the borks.)
So here is where I am at, after three weeks of a nasty virus that knocked me out and just left....
DH just left today for 10 days of his own kind of fun. My friend is coming to help me get the walls prepped for painting, holding my hand while I make a plan, trips to the hardware store, etc.
She is late. So I made a trip to the swap shop to drop off some donations, put some stuff out in the trash that couldn't be salvaged, emptied all the recycling/compost/trash, vacuumed all the floors, moved everything out of the hallways, and cleaned the living room and dining room carpets.
Yesterday and the day before, in between napping to get over the stupid virus, I decluttered and tidied the playroom and hallways in preparation for painting, got the kids started on washing the upstairs walls, got caught up on laundry, decluttered the office.
I'm doing things in the yard here and there. I Freecycled a ton of stuff last week. I talked with the plumber who has to fix our showers before we can put the half-demolished downstairs bathroom back together. (Baby steps.)
Next up: Friend comes, make plans, start prepping the walls, finalize paint colors, shop for materials, paint hallway and playroom. Also this week I need to plant my peas.
The kids are dying for spring/summer clothes, but I won't do it until I am sure I can actually pack the cold-weather stuff away. We're not at that point yet. I don't want to have to deal with clothes and bins twice, so I'm waiting.