Whoa! I'm tired. I have been so freakin' busy this week and I've gotten so much done! Just call me Awesome. Just for today! ;)
1- Carpet. Today. 2:30.
2- Mac and Ella will sleep in their beds tonight for the first time in nearly six months. I could cry. I might just, when I kiss them goodnight tonight. I'll bring tissues.
3- I've been enforcing the "Basement Reclamation Act" that I pushed through my own personal Senate. Slowly, my basement is resembling something besides an explosion of chaos and dirt. While I was cleaning, trying to organize the construction mess, and folding large amounts of laundry I kept grabbing clothes that one would hang on hangers... Ella's dresses and sweaters, Mac and Rohan's dress shirts, etc... and I set them aside thinking I'd have to figure out where to put them (as I've done most of their lives). Then, I had an epiphany. My kids have CLOSETS! Real ones. With shelves (you know what shelves are, right?), and a rod. They will even have beautiful bifold doors after the carpet is laid. Real closets.
For any of you who have always had closets for your children, you have no idea how much you take it for granted. We moved in with my parents shortly after Mac was born. The rooms we stayed in didn't have closets. Mine did have a closet of sorts, but it sucked. Mac's room didn't have one at all. We lived there until Ella was about a year old. (long time, I know) Then, we bought a little house. We had a decent closet in our room, but Mac had no closet still and Ella had a funky little armoire thing that smelled weird so I didn't like to use it. Then we moved into our current house where there is essentially one funcional closet. Mac and Ella slept in that room for a short period of time until we moved Rohan into that room. Mac and Ella came down to the basement into a big room that, you guessed it, had no closet. So, most of their lives they've had no closet and I've had years of frustration regarding the hanging clothes. But not after today. Oh, I could cry again! I could if I wasn't so darned tired. I love staying up until 3 am because I forgot about my kids' Valentine's Cards for the school party. It's awesome.
4- I bought little children's hangers for my kids' brand new closets. They're so cute. Pink for Ella, blue for Rohan and Mac. Can I tell you what utter rapture I have been in this week? Closets. Real closets. I've been putting toys and summer clothes on shelves and hanging clothes on rods with pink and blue hangers. This is funner than Christmas!
5- Dustin had a situation at work that was bothering him. We thought it was going to cost us a big chunk of change. It resolved itself yesterday in the most amazing and gracious way and I'm so grateful.