Saturday, November 17, 2007
Remember when I was debating whether or not to join those Christmas ornament swaps? Well, I joined one ornament swap, and then another after that, both in addition to one in which I was already participating. One of the swaps had over 600 people join so consequently there was a lot of confusion when the organizers sent out the swap groups. They accidentally included me in two of the groups. I was about to email them to tell them their mistake, but then I thought about the ten additional packages I would receive, as well as ten more handmade ornaments to hang on the tree. Well, a girl can only resist so much, so I ended up keeping quiet about the error and now I am faced with the rather large task of making 31 ornaments to give away. At least I have a willing little pair of hands to "help" me.Emma's room is always a complete disaster. She never puts anything away (argh!) and it's such a nuisance to go in and clean it all up, especially when I know it will be wrecked again in a day or two. There is talk of Steve possibly finishing the office this week, and once it is the kids' room and no longer the office, I would really, really like it to be more organized than Emma's room currently is. I have come up with a solution that hopefully will somewhat solve the problem. Most of Emma's things fall into one of four categories: dress-up, play food and dishes for her kitchen, craft stuff, and books. For the purpose of simplicity, I am going to pack away (at least for a trial period) or give away everything that does not fall into one of those categories. The new room will have four baskets - one for dress-up clothes, one for kitchen stuff, one for craft stuff, and one for baby toys. That way at the end of the day I can just go in there and toss everything in the correct basket and voila, a clean room. Let's hope so, anyway.