Sunday, July 12, 2009

Working the Weekend

You know how I said that I like unpacking? Well, I retract. I *did* like unpacking in the beginning, but now that we are down to the last 7-10 boxes, I've run out of steam. The stinkiest part is that it's the classroom stuff.

Organizing a classroom is a fine art, I wholeheartedly believe, but I think I'm overanalyzing, a bit. I want it as practical as possible, yet, I don't want it to feel like we've walked into a How to Create Bulletin Boards with 5000 Pieces or Less seminar. In other words, I'm having a hard time putting my History Timeline, ect. on the wall because it clashes. HA! Isn't that ridiculously vain? Oh well. There will be time for perfect Southern Living style dining rooms when all my kids graduate, I guess.

We've had a nice, productive weekend thus far. Mark and the boys tore down one of the existing sheds here so that we will have room for ours (which is only a year old).




All of our shed's contents are in the screened in porch area until that process is finished, which we are all ready for! It probably won't be until the beginning of the week though because it's storming today (blessedly). I've got big plans for the screened in porch and those plans include my swing... one of my favorite things in the world.
I can't wait for my outside haven. I had one on my back porch at our old place so it's pretty important that I have a place outside here for my sanity. It's where I go in the mornings first thing after I get my coffee and it's the most important time of my day.

What about you? Do you have a haven either inside or out? If you don't, get thyself to a corner somewhere and make it yours. It works wonders for the soul, I swear!

8 comments:

Leanne said...

I don't have a haven here at my house in the city, unless you count my bathroom!!!!.....I run out to the garage, and the calming smell of the Tide and the quiet lasts about 5 minutes, until one of the 6 people who need me allllllll the time come looking for me....

But, when we move to my folks property, I think I will beg my husband to make me a refuge. Your outside haven sounds so nice, I want to have one too!

KarenW said...

A porch swing is on my "must have" list for our house that we will get some decade. We have a balcony and I'd love to get a little table and chair to put out there. That would be a haven for me.

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Halfmoon Girl said...

Does the toilet count? I do have one in the making- it has been 5 years, but I am confident that it will come one day... my hubby wants to build me a window seat in our bedroom. I LOVE the idea of a porch swing- it is one of my favourite things. We had a stand alone kind, but our dog ate it, so there went that...

theprovidentwoman said...

Destruction of things (especially small buildings) is fun. Does that sound scary. I didn't mean for it to.

melissajeffers said...

Did you pass away? Where are you? Your blog is crying out..."Don't you love me anymore?" mj =)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Good thoughts, Gayle. I love my little fire pit. I enjoy sitting with friends or by myself, meditating on God.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Girl, I'm waiting for you to blog and show us pictures of the house!!!

Love ya!

Lisa

p.s. Are you up for a trip to Gadsden next Tuesday? We are trying to get up brunch if you can come that far!