I am so tired!! We finished with the garage and utility room! The garage was almost full of my "stuff." A lot of it was stuff I was going to give to Good Will and school stuff. After going through the stuff 3 times, I finally had it all gone but 3 boxes! Really good for me, because I am a terrible pack rat - I want to keep every little piece of paper, every empty box or bag, etc. Yesterday and today I've been working on my cross stitch "stuff." I have stuff stuck everywhere. I want it all in the same place and organized! I cleaned out my closet to make room for my cross stitch stuff. Of course, it won't all fit in there, even though I have a walk-in closet!
But right after my son died, I got into scrapbooking. It really helped me to make a scrapbook about him! But, being me, I kind of went crazy buying scrapbook "stuff," and the closet was full of it. Now I can't make myself do any more pages. I may get back into it some time in the future. So this morning I went through all of the scrapbook stuff and got it into boxes to put in the utility room. Now I've got to organize my c-stitch to put in there.
Last night I worked for ages on my ribbons and lace. I had bags of it that I used with my school children. I brought it home to use when I finish cross stitched pieces - on the pillows, etc. So last night, I wrapped each kind of ribbon and lace on pieces of cardboard and I have a small plastic drawer tower that I'm putting them in. I thought I had them all finished, and then I found another bag behind my chair! I'm going to take a break from the closet and finish the ribbon and lace! The little set of drawers is going on a small bookcase I have in the closet! I really wish I had a spare room that I could turn into a sewing and craft room.
Things are going pretty good with the new puppy, except DD isn't taking care of it as much as she should. It doesn't sleep much at night. DD spent the night with a friend last night; so her Dad and I took turns getting up with the puppy so that the other could get some sleep! I told her this morning - NO more sleeping over at friends' houses until the puppy sleeps through the night! The 2 adult dogs are not adjusting to the puppy very well. The puppy keeps nipping at them and trying to nurse and the older dogs just don't understand what is going on! They are beginning to nip back at her. We got a playpen to put her in during the day to give her more room to play. When she's out of the playpen, someone has to watch her to make sure the other dogs don't hurt her. She's very feisty, and the 2 older dogs are very laid-back and don't want this little feisty pup bothering them!! They are very jealous, too. They don't like for me to play with the puppy. They get up in my lap and try to push her off! lol
So there's a lot going on at this house right now, but it's not cross stitching! I'm way behind on my charity stitching and I'm finding it hard to come up with time to stitch! And when I do, I'm too tired to do it! Now I know what you ladies with families are going through! lol When it was just DD and I, it was okay if the house wasn't spotless and things weren't organized, but with her Dad here, I feel like I need to get the house in tiptop shape and that leaves no time for stitching!
Her Dad works all the time, and, as I've told you before, I'm terrible about putting myself through guilt trips. So I think if he's working, I should be, too! Maybe I won't feel that way after I get my stuff organized, and finish going through things and getting rid of stuff we don't need or use anymore!
Better go. I hear the puppy whining and, of course, DD's not here! Have a happy day and may God bless you!