It’s that time again. Time for the “Great Book Shift”. It’s time to pack up the books we wont’ be using and pull out the ones we need for another year. This event is coinciding with a front room change. The formal dining room in our house has never been a formal dining room for us. We’ve used it as a bookstore, a school room, a play room, but not for eating. Now it is going to become a kind of “sitting and knitting” room.
I’m pretty overwhelmed with this project. We’ve already moved TheBoy’s toys out and up to his room (we had a major room shift after TheQueenofHearts moved out.) TheBoy is now in “the big room” and has plenty of space for all of his toys, 2 beds (for sleepovers, you know!) dressers and bookcases and a good-sized train table. Now I’m pulling books from the shelves in the newly arrange sitting room. I’m trying to sort them into piles of ‘put-away’, ‘reshelf’, ‘move upstairs’, and ‘why the heck do we even have this book?’. OVERWHELMING! On top of that, a few toys have made their way back into this room (old habits, I think.)
This is what I’m facing this morning.
Hopefully one day soon I can show you a picture of it all nice and neat. Hopefully.
MilkyWhite and TheMadHatter auditioned for The Sound of Music last night. They both got callbacks. It was pretty funny to me that while I was sitting in the theater waiting for TheMadHatter to finish the vocals part of the audition, I received a phone call letting me know that MilkyWhite had a callback! I’ve never learned of a callback before leaving the audition before! They have to go in tonight. The ladies at the auditions told me that TheQueenofHearts auditioned Sunday night. I have no idea of her status. Last I heard, she wasn’t going to audition because she didn’t think she would have the time for it, but I guess she really wants to do The Sound of Music and will make the time.
Last Friday, TheMadHatter got her learner’s permit. She’s doing very well behind the wheel already! She handles my Suburban nicely, though like most new drivers, she prefers her dad’s smaller car!
Last week, TheBoy had his long-leg cast removed. On 1 July he was playing on a trampoline and ended up with a buckle fracture at the top of his tibia. *sigh* Poor little guy still isn’t walking right. He says his heel hurts him. If it doesn’t work itself out this week, I’m going to have to bring him back to the Orthopedic clinic and figure out what’s going on. After four weeks with a cast on, the poor boy still can’t go out and run. :(
I can’t let this entry get published without a little complaint about the heat… IT’S HOT HERE! All of July was 100° F or more (Average high for a town about an hour from here was 103°F. It was hotter here.) I took this picture last week AT 6:15PM!! (I want to say it was maybe Thursday?? There is no efix data available, so I can’t check.) The stat experts tell us this is the hottest summer in at least 30 years.
I’m still working on Christmas knitting, though I learned that one of my gifts is a bust. The recipient saw me working on it and criticized the color. Apparently green won’t work. Teens! I suppose that one of the other kids wouldn’t mind an extra sweater.
Gariníon said, “Grandma”!!!!! It was just the cutest, sweetest thing!!!!! She’s such a sweet girl. I can’t believe she’s almost 15 months old already! ACK!
I am praying for those in the UK who are affected by the riots. It just seems so unbelieveable. Mum6, you are especially in my prayers.
Well, I think this effort to
avoid my work update you all has come to an end. Maybe it won’t be quite so long next time, eh?
p.s. It’s August… do you know how your NFL team is doing? :)