The princess is busy for a moment and Noah is asleep. So, we've been mega busy again trying to get the things on our house remodel list done before winter. There are a few things that HAVE to be done before it gets into winter so we've been at it nonstop. Clara's a brat and I'm ready for her to be over this "stage". Yep, I said it, she's a whiny little stink pot and causes 90% of the trouble around here. Noah is perfectly perfect and does everything perfectly. DD1 is well, a teenage girl so use your imagination. DS1 is trying to figure out where he fits into our zoo, he's trying to be the "big brother" and take control but Clara is a force you just can't win against, I'm the only one that can outlast her and that's probably because we are the same person in two different bodies LOL. Grady doesn't stand a chance against her and DH can handle her for about 10 minutes and then he tags out. Don't get me wrong, she has her moments but right now they're in between meltdowns and they're few.
We are getting room after room painted because I want the downstairs rooms done before I start Christmas decorating. The walls have holes that need patched so I've been spending my evenings doing that. We got our new front door put in last night finally after a few snags and false starts. My two beautiful Maple trees in the front yard turned a beautiful yellow this fall and then proceeded to drop enough leaves to almost bury my 2 story house. Yeah, that was fun to clean up. We're not even done with it yet. I finally had to suck it up and go buy a leaf blower with power. Everyone had a killer cold last week and all the little kids got over it within a few days but it tried to kill me. Noah even got it but he got over it fairly quickly. We got the playroom repainted this week, I had the paint bought but changed my mind at the last minute and decided to go with Fighting Illini colors. Two walls are Illini orange, one wall is white and the other is Illini blue with a magnetic primer behind it so they can play with little magnetic letters on it. DH and I are taking Noah and going up to Ikea (3.5 hour drive) on Veterans Day to get the furniture for that room. I'm working on getting the living room and laundry rooms done right now. I've been taking out wall anchors from the previous owner and patching walls every night it seems like. I'm pretty efficient with drywall mud if you ever need anything done Add to all of this just general upkeep of a house with 6 people in it and I'm SWAMPED! I'm actually rewashing a load of laundry for the 4th time because I just have NOT had time to get to it yet. And my laundry room is stacked so high with dirty clothes from me doing other stuff and not laundry, to the point that I either HAVE to do laundry today or go shopping for more clothes
Ack, I think that's all. I've missed you guys so much *snif snif*
Catch me up! What's been going on?