I have this thing about blogging in chronological order, so when I get to a computer with internet access, I'm going to start where I left off from the previous time. I've been taking notes each day of the memorable moments and things we have been doing. I'll write a post for each day.
All of the kids were home on Monday. We got rid of the bunk beds on Saturday, so the kids' room was in need of reorganizing...there was stuff everywhere, and there were several bags of clothes to go through that friends had given me (I still have a bag to go through), there were bags and bags of clothes and stuff to give away that were sitting in the living room, and Courtney had given us a KitchenAid mixer, so I needed to make room for that on the kitchen counter, so the house felt overstuffed on Monday! I kept reminding myself to focus on one area at a time and to focus on one thing at a time since I also had 6 kids wanting something from me throughout the day. Zoe was very anxious to go through the clothes from Harmony, so after making pancakes and getting the kitchen cleaned up, I let the kids go through the clothes. Then we went into the bedroom and took all of the clothes out of Zoe, Emily, and Eleanor's closet, so we could put away winter clothes, get rid of clothes that don't fit and they didn't wear anymore, and we made room for the new clothes. With all of the clothes out of the closet, I decided it was time to get rid of the shelf above the clothes rod.
I was so tired of trying to squeeze the hangers between the shelf and rod. Many hangers got broken and the kids had a hard time hanging up their clothes, so now the hangers go on the rod easily. :-)
I had to take everything off the shelf...another mess and more stuff to figure out where to put it all, but not dealing with the tight space is so nice! I just tipped up the shelf, so that will need to come out eventually and it would be nice to put up a new shelf in the future, but that's the way it is for now.
Zoe made brownies by herself on Monday for FHE. She was the first one to use our new mixer. It is very nice and works great!
The house was still a disaster Monday night and I wondered if it would ever be organized/clean again!