It is exactly 12:59am and I am wide awake. Seriously, I'm not even feeling a bit sleepy. It's really weird, considering the way I spent the day today.
I literally got buried in toys. I was so horrified at the magnitude of the task I set out to do that for a few minutes after dumping the contents of one toy chest on my lap, I was just staring open mouthed at the mess. Can you imagine one toy chest full of little things???!!!! Things like broken crayons, small lego pieces, blocks, puzzle pieces, broken arms/legs of power rangers and barbies, and everything else you can imagine. I wanted to cry...no, I wanted to rush inside my peaceful and mess-free bedroom, curl up on the bed and forget that there was a mess waiting for me just outside the bedroom. It looked like this:
See what I mean? It took me the whole day to clean it all up and sort the toys into the plastic containers I bought. I had to get a toy and search for all the missing pieces from the huge pile on the floor. Over and over and over again. Now all the dinosaurs are together, baby stuff put in a box, and the rest of the things I couldn't figure out were relegated to the rubbish heap. When I finally finished at around 6 pm, I ended up with this:
You can see it was already dark when I quit. Then I went downstairs where my sister and my husband were in charge of cleaning out the small office. It was like one of those circus acts where they show all these people coming out of one really small car. I have no idea how all of the stuff I saw ever fit into one tiny room. No pics, though. I was too busy upstairs to take pictures. The office was done by 9:30. By that time, I knew I needed a shower. I was afraid the kids would sneeze when they came near me. I wore a sterile gauze mask the whole day that I had marks on my face when I took them off.
Tomorrow I will not do a thing in the house. I am spending the day with the kids, first at the mall while waiting for their dad to come back from a party. Then to a birthday party at 3pm.
I am still not sleepy. So I thought I'd show you my new shoes.
Aren't they pretty??!! Now I think I'll go read for a bit before turning in.