You know how your house is right after you get back in town from a trip? I know for us, it is pretty much a mess. We have our bags from the trip half unpacked and strings of life strung all over. I am going to give you a brief house tour…messy style.
I got back last night from my 56 hour Ohio Trip. I left Friday morning about 8:00am with my boys. I drove my mom (who worked all the previous night till-7:00am Friday down at Northside Hospital), my brother, Gus, and my two young boys to Ohio. We were there for my grandparents auction on Saturday, and we drove home yesterday. It was a quick trip, but more of that later.
Right now, I want to take you through my house at its current state. I took these pictures about an hour ago, and there was no prep or staging of any items.
Here is my the den (should be dinning room but is kind of a toy/craft room)…
Included in this room is my five-year old, Caleb’s, office. He wanted a desk like his dad and me, so he made himself a small desk. We don’t have a toy room, so he has set it up right by my window bench and pillows (which is right by my desk). He gets dressed most mornings and comes and sits here before doing anything else. Often in the afternoons for “nap time”, he works quietly in his office as I work at mine. I love this kid!
In that picture, it is pretty much “set” up. You should see it after Reagan gets a hold of it. Attached to this room is the living room. Here is a floor view of it looking out from the kitchen.
Most of the boys small toys came out of their room today. No joke. I think all the superhero costumes were worn at some point, and “guys” (action figures) were getting strung from rope like a zipline across this room. I was so tired from the weekend, that the “mess” never even registered with me really till now. That realization gave me the idea for this post. I was so happy they were all happy and didn’t need me to entertain them play-by-play (as
some most days are), that the mess just unfolded.
After leaving the living room, you go down the hallway to our three bedrooms. My house is a small 60+ years old ranch with three bedrooms.
So, the hallway might have two of the sleeping bags we took to Ohio strung out in it. We took sleeping bags, since my grandparents’ spare beds were getting auctioned off. Hence, probably part of the reason for my “tiredness”. I’m a lot older since the last time I slept two nights on a floor.
The first bedroom is my beautiful girl’s room.
I think they had fun in here today. Going further down the hall you come to my boys’ room.
It isn’t that bad until you realize that might be a dirty pair of underwear and pull up from last night?! I don’t know. Maybe that is why they didn’t play with their toys in here today!? Who knows, so we will just move along.
My room is next. Here in the corner is my weekend bag and two pillows that are patiently waiting to be made into duvet covers for my new bed.
Beside my bed are bins that I keep throwing my consignment items in. This week I have to price all my baby consignment sale items (this nowhere near all of it) to be ready to take to the sale next week.
My beautiful bed is unmade (like most days to be completely honest).
Going back down the hallway, you can turn to go into the kitchen instead of the livingroom. You will see our newest family hobby along with all its necessities on the long counter, in the sitting area of the kitchen.
On the kitchen floor might be more sleeping bags, toys, and overnight bags.
This might be a good time to say that my awesome husband stayed home this weekend with Reagan. He had to work some, so he stayed back and kept her. She would have HATED this trip. There was way too much time trapped in a van. He picked the house up before we came home. All these wonderful places were created this way today. :)
Do you get back from a trip and just need a day to decompress?? That was today for me. We had a great day just laying low and “rediscovering” all our toys.
I did have one success from today. I did four loads of laundry and folded them! Now to just put them away at some point soon…
Yes, our washing machine and dryer are under the kitchen counters in the kitchen. I love our little house and all its special “charm” and “characteristics”.
So, that was me being open and raw about our house. I hope you enjoyed your tour and maybe you can relate to some of our mess! I’m gonna go sit on the couch with my hubby and drink a beer…and just ignore the mess a little bit longer
How was YOUR day!?!?