so we moved into our new house from the old house in literally four hours. like, we slept in the house that night. it was crazy and ridiculous, but that's how we roll. that doesn't mean that everything was put into it's place in that four hours(the opposite actually), it simply means that i will know where nothing is for the next 6 months. i just want to know where my little bird dish is, so i can put my rings on it when i clean the dishes. is that too much to ask for?
anyway, this house is really old. like, lots of charming original touches everywhere. all the doorknobs are glass or porcelain. love that. the tile in the bathroom is the original subway tile on the walls with small honeycomb tiles on the floor. be still my beating heart.
the chandelier in the dining room is way too fancy for my rustic furniture... but i love the juxtaposition of it all. it's like the furniture is saying, "us hillbillies from across the tracks are here to stay in yur' fancy home, ya hear!" it's true. we arranged the furniture in the living room last night and as my husband and i stepped back to admire our work, we couldn't help but think that our stuff looked college-dorm-roomish in this house. whew, we'll make it work!...i think?
so like i said, it's an old house. my mom came over today and i caught her scraping the frost off the old windows. not from the outside, people...from the inside. looks like new windows are in the mix. not this winter though. we'll have to weather through the storm. literally.
the only thing that could cheer me up from thinking about how much 20 new windows would cost is the label maker i got for Christmas. early. because, in the spirit of not celebrating Christmas(not on purpose, but because we're too busy to buy tree this year, put up decorations, or send out Christmas cards...boo!) i asked my mom for the gift early. ba-humbug. anyshways, it is a magical machine that everyone should have. i went overboard with this, even labeling lila as "platypus". just in case i wanted to ever call her a human. but that would be silly.
the only thing that could make me happier than a label maker, is organized kitchen shelving. i am awesome at organizing and should win a prize for being awesome and humble. not really. my sister organized this, as her spiritual gift is marketing kitchenware apparently. seriously, she is incredible. thanks auj.
SO this is my life right now.
placing items here.
then there(because it just didn't look right over there).
then chasing lila because she loves climbing stairs.
then telling layne to go watch a show because he can't drag lila down the stairs by the feet(this is dangerous).
then finding another box with random crap in it(where did that box even come from? why do i still have this shiz? why did nato pack stacks of paper from his office desk with out going through them?)
then smelling my armpit accidentally and wondering when the last time i wore deodorant was...
which is like 2 years ago because i'm a hippie. go with it.
more pics to come. maybe of the children. they haven't been on this here blog in a while.