Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday, staying in church clothes

     I usually get home from church and get right into comfy clothes, but today I need to meet with someone around 4 at the church and I am too lazy to change twice.  Thankfully I am wearing a dress that I can nap in:)  I plan a getting a good snooze after this post.

     I started to take down Christmas yesterday, after I went through all the wood trim in the garage.  I found out we have enough trim left over from the kitchen that I do not have to buy any.  It does have to be painted.  I also pulled all the paint out of the garage that we will use to touch up rooms that are not getting fully painted.  Hubs decided that between him and I we can lay the molding.  I just have to paint all of it.  The nice thing is that it has already been primed so should not take long.  The reason Christmas is coming down earlier than expected is that we cannot move furniture and start the trimming process with Christmas up.  My swirling mind started to get ready to trim and then hub's pointed this out.  It was like,"Oh yeah!"

     I went and paid for the new carpet yesterday and also ordered new for mom's old room.  They will be here on the 9th to lay it.  Don't worry I will make sure the room is empty this time.  Hubs and I will pull up all the molding ourselves to save money.  If this turns out to be a struggle I do have a handyman that will do it. 

     This is the first big project for the year.  After I touch everything up and do a thorough cleaning of the bath and shop (which is a continuous process), the basement will be done.  Then onto  the upstairs.  The kitchen needs so much touch up and finishing and the entire living area and hall needs to be painted.  We will probably get a professional to do this.  I think we have talked our yard man into helping paint the house.  He has much fewer hours during the winter and he has been on a paint crew before.

     So right now there are boxes of Christmas every where.  Hubs and I have a full load ready to go to the storage unit and another to Lil sis's house.  Don't know if we will get any of that done today, but I do plan on having everything downstairs and in separate piles ready to go by this evening.

     It is certainly easier to take down than to set up, that is for sure. I am still overwhelmed by the amount of Christmas things I have.  Mom shopped every after Christmas sale every year she was able.  It is insane how much she had. I only kept the things that were really nice or meant something to me and there is still too much. Yikes!

     Downsize and declutter will be my mantras until we sell. I was able to get rid of all the extra cookies yesterday , but gifting them to the yard man and his sons.  He was glad to get them.  Plus several boxes of 1/2 eaten sugar cereal, an extra cheese ball and the rest of that large smoked brisket we are all tired of eating on.  Out, out, out of the fridge.

     I also told hubs I would be buying absolutely no groceries unless it is milk/fresh things.  We were going to eat every freezer clean and what we would not eat was going.  Also we would use up as much of the storage as possible.  If we don't it will have to be given away unless it is in a bucket or canned (like wheat)  I will not store food in a storage unit.  It just attracts pests and vermin.

     So many plans, I need a nap.

Have a blessed and peaceful Sabbath.

Kim

14 comments:

  1. Hope you get some rest this week after all the hurry and scurry of the holidays. Have a great one.

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    1. I did get a nap and it was great. Still working on the Christmas stuff. it is every where.

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  2. I always take down the Christmas decorations before New Year's Eve. Typically, the trees come down on the 27th, the table top decorations and Christmas quilts get put away on the 28th. I know it's not very liturgically correct of me, but I really don't like going in to the new year with something from the old looming over me.

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    1. I just love putting it up and then I love how large my house feels when I take it down.

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  3. Like you, I like to have an outfit to nap in. I am so glad I do not have painting to do. Tommy's place needs painting badly, but I am not capable unless it is just a strip around the room about waist high...lol. Don't overdo it. Ask yourself if you would make more sewing or painting.

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    1. You are so right there, I will make more sewing.

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  4. I had mixed success with touching up walls. Sometimes, even though I used the original paint, what was on the wall had faded so much that the touch up was obvious. Hope you have better luck.

    And, BTW, have you tried using Magic Erasers on the areas that need to be freshened up? I found that there were some things I didn't have to paint after cleaning.

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    1. I am a little worried, but if it has to be repainted, so be it.

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  5. I hope you had a lovely rest in your Sunday nap dress!

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    1. I did, it was lovely to be so lazy and just lay there.

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  6. They should not require molding removed to carpet your room. They have tools to push the carpet in place.

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    1. But this molding has water damage from our basement flooding(our fault) so we will replace it!

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