a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Last Night I Celebrated Easter

with Robin's eggs, candy kisses and one Cadbury egg. Mmmmmmmmm.  It was the perfect end of very long day.  Also a very nice surprise coming from a teenager's room scattered with dirty socks, candy wrappers and teenage debris.

I've decided to redo Andrew's room and floor.  Actually the hot weather has driven me inside to conquer a much needed interior redo while doing some work on the perimeter as well.

A few weeks ago I created a closet insert from two shelves and boxes.  It certainly solved a problem of not having an organized closet.  I sidetracked and postponed so many times I'm not sure Andrew believes I am finally beginning on his room.

We have found shoes he has lost.  Easter Candy!  Piles of change on many surfaces along with outdated pictures and child hood videos.  There will be some major letting go, some memories revisited and more memories made as we fit this reconstruction around a senior year, football, music, a girlfriend and family time!

We know from the design shows, we must first empty the room.  Since this will not be a one day job I have measured and thought and thought and measured where the "room" will reside until I have the original room finished.  I can't have a solution without some Mad Hatter Tea Party hair brained idea rising from that one thing.

Andrew and I have discussed this new idea.  His present bedroom MAY become his music room, sound proofed for some loud jamming.  We are very proud of his musical accomplishments and want him to have a place just for that...and muted sound for us.

Now we know one of the reasons my sister gifted me this sign!
What is normal anyway??

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I had to laugh is any family really normal. My hubby has been going thru some of our son's old stuff, he has a hard time letting stuff go. A music room sounds nice. ENjoy your day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello there Gail.
A music room sounds a brilliant idea ... and I love the sign too!

Have a lovely Thursday

All the best Jan

Jacquelineand.... said...

We need a sign like that!

A music room sounds like the perfect solution. (The packrat gene skipped me, thank goodness, lol.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

One of those things that leads to something else that leads to something else...
If you run out of things to do, my hedge needs trimming and the living room needs a coat of paint. Thanks!

Sandra said...

love the sign and wooo hoo on finding the candy... the padded and quiet music rooms sounds like inspiration to me.. good luck and take it easy... i know you will NOT but i had to say it

Lynne said...

Welcome to "normal" . . . Great Sign, by the way!
Happy reconstructing . . . for that SENIOR ANDREW . . .
Does he have college plans for next year . . .?

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Mama always said, "Normal is just a settin' on the washin' machine." I always answered my students when they said, "Mrs. Nezzy...your C~r~A~z~Y" with "I'm not crazy I'm UNIQUE!!!" Heeehehehe!

You have yourself one crazy, uniquely blessed day.

Thrasher Thursday...I'm mowin'! :o)

Linda Kay said...

"Normal" is definitely in the mind of one who lives in the house. Andrew is a lucky guy to have you planning for his benefit. Good luck with the plans and the reorganizing.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Hey way to score some good stuff. Easter candy and a sit down for a think is all great timing. GK had to live outside of her room as well when we made the great room exchange this summer. She is having her first "spend the night" guest this Saturday. Being able to spoil the girls will be a delight for me. Funny the lengths we go to for the ones who hold our hearts. Breathe...........xoxo Linda

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A music room! What a great idea. Sounds like you've got your hands full with your own projects. It will no doubt be a lot of work but it'll be fun, too!

Cynthia said...

Even if your son is really good, a soundproof music room for a teenager sounds like a good plan for the whole family. You certainly are accomplishing a lot this summer! Good for you.

Inger said...

A music room sounds perfect.

Farm Girl said...

I love that sign and I totally agree, I don't know what normal is anymore. I think it will be bittersweet. It always is. I know it will be so nice when it is finished. Yep, too hot right now to be outside working.

Farm Girl said...

I love that sign and I totally agree, I don't know what normal is anymore. I think it will be bittersweet. It always is. I know it will be so nice when it is finished. Yep, too hot right now to be outside working.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved your sister's gift. That fits most families I know.
At least you have taken advantage of the heat and worked indoors. I tend to think heat absolves me of having any ambition.
I'm with you on Cadbury eggs. I wait all year for them.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Normal! LOL! I do not know one single "normal" family. We are all quirky..I'm secretly pretty proud of my family's wierdo-ness. HA HA !

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Good luck with the sound proofing. Bill is a guitarist, so I understand what that means. Have fun with it.

Far Side of Fifty said...

A whole redo!! You go girl! :)

LindaG said...

Be careful while you're working. Good luck.
Have a blessed weekend, Gail. :-) ♥

Sandy said...

Yum chocolate eggs!!! Talk about a great find :)

Making a sound proof room sounds pretty amazing, somewhere to escape
everything.

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