First of all, yesterday was the one year anniversary of us buying this house. In honor of that monumental occasion, we hung curtains and pictures in our bedroom. Yes, one year after move in, we finally settled in. If had been left completely up to me, it still wouldn't be done. My Mom bought the curtains. Andy bought the curtain rods and hung them. The only thing I did was tell him how high I wanted them! Here are some pictures.
Once the "handiness" had begun, it just didn't stop. Since we were hanging stuff, we decided to clean too. The book corner had been getting a lot of evil glares lately... so it got a redesign. I don't know if you can see it very well in the picture, it is kind of dark, but all my book are neatly organized in a basket now. It is pretty impressive. (they didn't actually all fit, some got secretly stuffed under the bed, and some have been returned to the library since the other picture was taken, and still others have been added to the stash) Also, Andy had been complaining about the curtains on the front and back door being too long - they always get caught in the door when you close it. So, I found some old ones in my cedar trunk, cut them down, turned them upside down, and sewed a new hem. Quick fix. Since I had to get the ironing board out to iron the creases, I might as well iron a few shirts. And, since I had the sewing machine out, I might as well work on something else there too. Canaan wanted to help, of course, so he got a needle and thread and worked away. I actually threw his creation away - I am a bad mom - but then I did let him help with the quilts too, so he gets some credit for those. He is so enthusiastic about everything. What an encouraging little blessing he is.
Anyway, this doesn't even include the parts of the weekend in which we went to the mall, bought nasty disgusting crickets, I felt like my intestines exploded, Andy was a total jerk, Andy made up for being a total jerk, I slept until 9am and missed church (this was after the intestinal episode) or we made homemade Curry Chicken and Chipati's! Wow - we were busy this weekend!