Thank you for the sweet comments on my last, list-like post. The reason for sharing my day that way was that I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. I have so many chores constantly nagging at my conscience... craft projects I want to do for myself (or my family), projects I am being paid by other people to complete, seasonal activities and revelries, and the parade of housework that never ends. Cataloging my day in that fashion was encouraging. I saw that I really do accomplish a lot in a given day, even if my house is still a mess when I go to bed. But, in fairness to other mamas, it probably was a more productive day than my average. Keeping my blogger account open and adding each bullet point of my day was fun and I think it caused me to actually get more done than normal. I would consider blogging like this more often, but I don't want to alienate my readership.
On Saturday afternoon, my mom agreed to take the boys so that we could clean the garage, a job we've needed to tackle since we moved in April. It only took a few hours and, let me tell you, we imposed a glorious reign of order in that garage. It looks awesome. I just want to stand out there and stare at it all day. It is hugely gratifying to have that job finished, and a huge relief. No more tripping over broom handles and tricycles every time we try to walk inside. Sweet.
We have all been sick lately. S started us off with a cold. He's better and back at school, and now T is suffering the worst. Of course he's sleeping terribly, and we are both exhausted. I'm not ready for the sick season to start this early. Today at Target I stocked up on hand sanitizer and I plan to get militant about keeping our hands clean, after trips to school, stores, and the gym. I hope it helps.
We made these leaf rubbings, which I mentioned earlier. I cut them all out, and then I saw this blog post about painting the leaves with watercolors. The wax from the crayons resists the paint, so the rubbing still shows through. It is beautiful. I'm going to hang them in the windows.