I feel like I’ve been ignoring my poor little blog lately, because I’ve had a few other projects on the go. First of all, I’ve been developing a brand new website for our PTA from scratch. It’s been a lot of work but I am very happy with the results. It looks great and the coding underneath that dynamically generates much of the content is GORGEOUS, if I do say so myself.
You know what that means? MAMA STILL GOT IT.
I really wish I could show it to everyone but privacy considerations mean I probably shouldn’t share the name of my kids’ school with the entire internet. So you’ll just have to take my word for it that it is rockin’ awesome.
In other news, I have a bit of spring cleaning fever, and I’ve been spending my weekends and other free time cleaning stuff out. It feels so amazing to pare down, doesn’t it? Even in these times of recession, I find we just have way too much stuff to hang on to. Every time a bag or box leaves the house, I feel a wee bit of joy.
Here’s what I did last weekend to our art cabinet (click to see the enlarged photo):
It used to be three shelves full of stuff just jammed in there. Every time we wanted to paint or do PlayDoh, I’d have to try to get one or two things from the bottom of the pile, and inevitably everything would fall out, leading to yet another conversation between me and the kids about words we shouldn’t say. So last weekend I snapped, took everything out, tossed a bunch of stuff, and then put everything back in in a lovely, organized fashion. I think Sir Monkeypants had a small heart attack when he saw how much I spent on storage-type containers, but man, it was so worth it.
And the labelling, do you see the labelling? I LOVE MY LABELLER.
Oh, and not shown in the photo is two large, flat bins that were created to hold all the PlayDoh stuff, and finished artwork that we don’t have room to hang up that might get sent to a grandmother someday. Those are under the couch in the office.
I’ve also had a go at the kids’ dresser tops (total sinkhole for questionable treasures of all kinds), our side table drawers (ditto) and the junk drawer in the kitchen. I’m itching to get at the pantry and the CD cabinet and the playroom (oh, the playroom — McDonalds toys, YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED).
Whee! It’s good to be free.