I'm not sure what scary looks like to you when I use it describe to the state of affairs at home, but for me it looks something like the above picture. (The red paper would be a new roll of wrapping paper used to create a house, and then torn to shreds). It never fails to amaze me how a few days off-kilter creates possibly a few weeks of work. The good news, the downstairs looks much better. Josh still had some time off yesterday morning/early afternoon thanks to fall break, and while I did things like unearth my counters, wash three loads of dishes, etc. He did the big jobs--like steam clean the dining room carpet and dismantle the entire refrigerator and make it all sparkly again. Perhaps he is nesting too? ;o)
Among other news we are all well-slept this morning, Jackson setting the record for a nice 14 hours of sleep. After a huge fit late afternoon involving loud wailing, red face, sweating and even drooling--all because I didn't cut out the correct shape of train engine for him (!?!) I suggested kindly he go to bed. ;o) Amazingly he took my suggestion to heart and I was quite astonished to discover him asleep a few minutes later when I went to retrieve him for supper. So from 5 pm to 7 am he slept and slept and slept. I sent everyone else to bed at 7:30 and they slept until 7 this morning. Even I got in a nice 10 hours! So, we are feeling good today. ;o) Hopefully energized enough to tackle those upstairs bedrooms . . .
humility vs. humiliation
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