...that's me. Or maybe, just maybe, Farmer Dad is correct,
and we have too much stuff for our little house.
The answer is unclear (to me) so I did the best I could,
and moved the abundance of stuff around.We moved the play kitchen
out of the kitchen and into the porch/schoolroom/3 season room.
I would like to sell it, but Princess is not ready for that.
We also moved the table and chairs into the living room.
We'll see how it all works for a while and then maybe move it some more.
I can live with the "stuff" she wants to keep for a bit longer.
We did discuss some of the stuff she is willing to part with, we'll be posting them on
Craig'sList this week. I try to get rid of something when we bring in something,
but it doesn't always work out. I indulge my Princess with toys from Freecycle,
when she is tired of them, we re-freecycle. If I find something good in the trash
or at a garage sale, we try to re-sell it when we're done with it (Farmer Dad will
tell you that's only so we can buy more). I love that her first thought when she wants
something is "can you find it for me on freecycle?" not "can we go to the store?"
Now there is room for the kitchen table we bought in the kitchen..
I still need to move a cabinet or two out of the kitchen, but I'm unsure where I should put them/it.
I have big dreams about how this will all pan out, but the reality is going to be with us for a while,
so I will not waste any more energy waiting. I will just do.
Sounds grown up..right?
I will get a new kitchen floor this year..it is not too lofty a goal right? I don't want anything fancy,
some vinyl tiles...they are the same red as my table edging, which is why I had to have the table.
I would also like to rip out the soffits and remove the cabinet doors and paint the cabinets,
but we'll see. I do not need new cabinets, fancy counter tops and the like. I have found,
mine work fine. Would I like new? Maybe, but that is different isn't it? Do I like the idea of new so much that I would contribute to the landfill to get them? No. I really don't.
I would like to tear down the soffits to get that space to display my pitchers and such.
It felt good to make a bit of space and Princess and Farmer Dad played with her Lincoln Logs
most of the night. They started with this....and then ended with this.
Here is Pumpkin wondering why I moved "his" chair.
We did manage to do some "school" stuff this week, reading, spelling, maths...we baked brownies.