Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Home Improvement

Talking with my sister-in-law about all the home improvements she had going on at her new house and I am completely jealous. My husband and I have many lofty ideas for things we'd like to do, but we are just not DIY kind of folks. Our projects are limited to replacing ceiling fans, maybe a coat of paint here or there and that is about it.
But, there are times when I find myself daydreaming about new floors in the bathroom or replacing the aging wallpaper or even pulling out the sink upstairs and putting in a really pretty vanity. Of course, that is the kids' restroom, so maybe a whimsical or masculine vanity would be in order as Army of Dad and the boys use it most. Little Bit just uses it to shower. I don't know. Maybe some day when I get all the bills paid off I'll start some major home improvement projects. For now, I think I'm going to paint the boys' rooms after school starts. Been promising them that for a while.

Gotta figure out if Hot Rod wants Florida Gators, Minnesota Twins or Minnesota Vikings colors. I think Pickle will go with Sonic the Hedgehog blue and red, but I dunno. He might like a Star Wars color scheme. That could be cool. I may try to get rid of his bunk beds and buy him just a basic twin bed. That would give him a whole ton more space.


  • At 9:37 PM, July 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you saw our house before these updates you would completely understand why they have to happen! The kids bathroom was painted black--yes, black-- and the floor was covered in those stick-on tiles (which wouldn't have been so bad if they had swept the floor prior to placement so they were flat and actually stuck!) Our "to-do" list is long and it feels like we never get enough done. I'm sure we all feel that way when we're pre-occupied raising kids, working and paying bills. Your priorities are in the right order and the home projects will get done. :)


  • At 4:24 PM, July 17, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have been absent for a while.
    Laid off sounds better than it is.
    I assumed that I would have a whole lot of time to do things around the house, which turned out to be true...... but I did not realize that being without steady income would not allow me to spend any money to purchase the materials to do the jobs.
    bored and broke.

    helowrench (rob)

  • At 3:32 PM, July 19, 2010, Blogger Elle said…

    My DIY in almost 12 years in my house consists of painting one bathroom. Twice. Many, many more things need to be done. But I like to change the color of my hall bathroom. Oh, I did lay a few paving stones several years ago. Frankly, I'd rather watch a movie. Clint Eastwood or Colin Firth.

    And one shocking bit of information - my daughter turned 20 today. LB


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