Tuesday, December 09, 2008

So Much to Tell...

I really have tons to write about today but I'm not sure I have the time to do it all justice. Travis would be none too pleased to find out that I'm writing instead of cleaning the house right now. Ooh, that made him sound like an ogre, didn't it? Actually my husband is very patient with my lack of cleaning skills ways. *But* we're having our house appraised tomorrow to refinance it and, well, it just seems like your house should be clean for that. And it should have baseboards in all the rooms. And no holes in the walls. And the trim should be painted one color instead of having painting mistakes all over them. And well, all of that is done. Except the holes in the walls- those will be done by tonight. See, I said that we were completely totally done for the year and everything was just going to stay as it was. And it was, except for the refinancing thing. So I have shiny, new baseboards and new curtains in the kitchen and things look mostly nice- but less clean than I'm going for. So we'll be putting away all the heavy equipment and making all the beds and mopping and doing all the general stuff to make the house look nice. There is still stuff to do, like finishing the floor in the closet and getting all the transition pieces down. Travis has done the one betweent he kitchen and living room but has 3 more doorways and a closet. Hopefully that will be enough for the appraisal. And I'm praying that all the blood, sweat and tears we've put into the house in the last two years will be worth it.

And I know I said that I wasn't doing a thing this season except for the choir but the children's pastor at church asked us to be in the kids program. He said it was a super small part and wouldn't be a big deal. It was a super small part- we each had one line- but even with one line you have to be at *all* of the rehearsals- three last week- plus two performances on Sunday. I have to say though, that I was really happy to be part of it. I really felt like I was supposed to be doing that. And since I wasn't stressed out thinking about all the other stuff I had to do, I really had a good time. It's funny, but when you shove a bunch of people together that don't know each other and make them talk because they have to for the scene, somehow you end up with new friends. Overall, it was a really good experience and I hope that we can be part of more things like that.

Now I have to run and pick up Chloe from school.

5 comments:

Tisra said...

Yay! I can't wait to hear more! I hope the appraisal goes well!

Mary said...

Oh wow. You've done a lot. I really hope it goes well.eau

Mary said...

eau is not supposed to be part of my comment.

Amy said...

Mary- LOL! Don't you wish there was an edit button?

Christy said...

Oh my! So much going on! I'm so glad that you have found something to bring you joy this season, even if it does add to your schedule. I think that's the key - being busy isn't all bad, as long as you're doing stuff that really feeds your soul.