I don't know why I never usually get things done on Monday. Maybe because it's a day that I get to myself after sharing the house with a bunch of young men all weekend. I'm happy that today I actually accomplished a little something besides sleeping, although right now I could just close my eyes and be out. The birds are all chattering noisily and it's all I can do to stay awake all of a sudden.
I'm looking forward to my days off. I have a lot to accomplish. (what's new?) I want to get everything in the kitchen and living rooms situated so I know what else I need to complete the projects and get things decorated and back to the way I like them. I haven't had the house the way I really wanted it for a long, long time now. I already warned the boys that they need to be ready to do a lot of their entertaining in their own rooms. I am tired of living the 'frat' life. I want a real living room that looks like an adult lives there. I want pillows and rugs that stay clean. I want my belongings to stay where they belong. I want it to look like a magazine picture, even if it's only when I'm on my way to bed. I don't want to look at bottles, beer cans, drink cups from fast food, wrappers from fast food, can tabs, plastic bbs, game controllers (unless I'm using one), candy wrappers, lighters, dishes, or any other remains of a "boys' night out". I want to see fluffy pillows, decorated spaces, candles, pretties, things put away.
Jeren actually cleaned his room for real this time and it looks nice. I told him I wanted a new rug for the living room, so he took the old one into his room. It really made it look nice in there. He is working hard to keep the room clean. I am going to be doing a little nagging to help him out until he can get the habit to bring things out of his room daily. It's actually been clean for four or five days, which for him is a record. I aim to keep him on track. He is already determined, though, because he knows he has to keep it clean to use it as a gathering spot for his friends. He likes having the extra room he gained by keeping things picked up.
I want my house put back together, now, because I want to concentrate on some of my more artistic pursuits. Although decorating, painting and rearranging the furniture are artistic on some levels, I am ready to do more sewing, painting (in oils and water color) and some stained glass. I want my studio. It's been too long. So it's time to finish up as much of the stuff in the house that I can without spending tons of money and get busy on getting the garage insulated, cleaned up, wired and ready so I can build a couple of walls and have a studio, a playroom, and a video gaming room.
That's not too much to ask, is it? And I should be able to get things a little at a time and make it pretty affordable, too! I can't wait!