We've been working on small projects around the house. Hubby finally painted the upstairs bath (the paint has been sitting there for over a year). And...miracle of all miracles, I found a house underneath all of the piles of dirt and clutter ~ GASP!!! For a while I've felt like my house was looking like Ma & Pa Kettle's and at any given moment expected to see chickens, pigs and cows come tromping through. I've also been accused of taking over the entire house with my soap and crochet projects.
It's just not fair that the cleaning fairies keep skipping over my house. And my maid...humpf...she's fired! I had forgotten that I have a table in the kitchen that could be used for the purpose of eating. And Oh my gosh, there is a room full of furniture in the living room! It is a great feeling to start out the month feeling like I've got a handle on the household chores once again.
With housework complete (for the most part), I need to tackle the outside of the house. My porch is serioulsy looking like a trash heap. It's summer, and I want to be able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. My flower beds are in need of weeding (again), and the vegetable garden is looking fabulous!
Before I get too carried away, I have far more important "catching up" with my family. My parents arrived yesterday afternoon to spend a week with us. We always look forward to their visits and will cherish this one even more seeing as this will be the only visit they pay us until next June (Ashley's graduation) due to soaring gas prices.
This post was inspired by The Etsybloggers Team Blog Carnival this week. We could choose between two topics.
Theme 1: Catch up! Now that it's summertime, and you (and/or the kids) are out of school, it's a good time to catch up on those chores, reading list, organizing that etsy shop, etc. What are you going to catch up on, in July?
Theme 2: Your favorite widget(s) and how it/they work, with links, etc.