Organize this

March 30th, 2009

I don’t know if it’s the excitement of getting close to finishing Ella’s room or the fact that I’ve been good about working out lately (even starting back on the couch to 5K plan!) but my energy is in high gear today.

And actually my day started out not so great. Ella went through about three pairs of pajamas last night. Her latest thing lately is that she’s in bed – supposedly sleeping – and suddenly I hear her yell “Mommy, poopin!” At which point I sprint up to her room and find her in one of two states, either 1. standing up in her soaking wet jammies proudly holding her diaper in the air or 2. standing in her dry jammies proudly holding her diaper in the air, at which point I sprint her down to the potty where she can go. And FYI, “poopy” to her could mean pee or poop. She hasn’t learned the difference yet.

Anyway, last night apparently I was not quick enough or she didn’t start yelling soon enough so she was in state 1. And then she wanted to get up at 6 A.M. I coerced her into sleeping until just after 7, which was better, but I’m just not used to getting up several times at night anymore. It’s been a while since I’ve had those nights.

So, the organizing … Lately a certain little person around the house thinks she’s the new DVD operations manager and is constantly pushing buttons and opening DVDS, meanwhile smudging the discs all up and not returning them to their rightful locations. So, I’m taking control back over by putting all little girl dvds in a plastic container and up on a shelf. It will be a little less convenient then in the entertainment center stand, but at least we’ll be able to find “The Nemo Show,” as she calls it, when we REALLY need it.

Also I’ve decided that I should just start moving Ella’s clothes into her new room so on Saturday (paint day) after we move the furniture in we’ll be all finished. So I’ve been working on that project and also on clearing the whole room out in preparation for paint day. And then I realized I need to wash all her new bedding and the bedding the guests use and … doesn’t one project just lead to another? And let’s not talk about the table full of coupons I haven’t put away yet or the heap of clean towels on my couch. You’d think with all this “organizing” my house wouldn’t look like a disaster, right?

Oh well, I know I’m getting closer and I even picked up some great deals at Wal-mart today for finishing Ella’s room – some very cute green polka dot sheet backups, a  WATERPROOF mattress pad and a very cute $5 cranberry throw pillow for her bed and it looks GREAT with the bedding! Now I just really need a bookshelf … and a shade.

2 Responses to “Organize this”

  1. Dawn on April 1, 2009 3:52 am

    Yay for waterproof mattress pads, training for 5Ks and organizing the house!

  2. Sara Cupp on April 1, 2009 12:01 pm

    Well, do you want me to watch Ella Saturday you never said?

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