I think I may have figured out (at least part of) why our main living area is a mess. I don’t have any space in the entire house that’s just *mine*. Even my bedside table isn’t fully mine – I’ve got teething tablets and a snot-sucker in there, along with a few tags from random clothes that end up in there.
Okay. So this level is where the kids and I spend the majority of our time. Ds1 loves going outside and playing with the grass, dirt, and random toys. And since we (usually me) make most of our food from at least semi-scratch, the kitchen gets used a lot. Most of the crap on the kitchen ‘island’ is my stuff. That I need to do something with, read, what have you.
Where else can I put it where I wouldn’t ignore it? Guest room’s out because it’s now a mess, plus ds1 has discovered his bed sucks and he’d rather sleep in there half the time. Master bedroom’s too small, plus I’m hardly up there except when it’s sleep time. Den’s not a good idea because it’s where dh’s stuff is, it’s down there behind the dresser in the dining room (which has ds1’s coloring stuff, phone books, tablecloths and napkins and the bottom drawer is my wool. Basement is a horrid mess (which I take a bunch of blame for), and there’s no way we can have the kids down there for a long amount of time without yelling and/or injuries happening. Oh, and my computers? On a little table (go back and look at the living room picture, I’ll wait…) between the green loveseat and cream couch, in front of our burn barrel pile and a speaker.
Anyway, just needed to whine. If you’ve got any ideas/solutions that are free/extremely cheap, I’m all ears (or email, you know what I mean).
That’s how boring I am lately. Started back to the gym on Sunday. A few muscles are sore. So anyway, we’re just chugging along, and I keep checking out a variety of ‘strange’ books from the library.