i am green today. green with envy. my husband is on a business trip back to illinois which is 40 minutes from my hometown. my mom. my dad. my sister. her kids. and i am miles and miles away here in california. what are the chances that we'd move from illinois to california only to have him work for a company that's headquartered back in illinois? so he is on a plane back to my good ol' midwest. even if it's rainy and dreary, it's my mom and dad and sister and grandma..and you get the point. but traveling with kids is easier than arranging to leave the kids behind so i didn't go along on this trip and had my family visit last month. so say hello to illinois for me husband.
so i decided to put to use the plant shelf in our bedroom -- what is the purpose of that thing anyway? you can't keep a real plant alive up there and the fake ones turn white from the months of dust that accumulates. books? i am not a big book collector - once they are read, they are out of the house -- but we seem to have made quite a collection of books that we want to read, maybe when our kids are adults and we finally get a minute to do sucha thing. by using this shelf for books, i cleared out 3 drawers on our bedside tables that can now be used for a better purpose. i was also able to add a few of my gazillion picture frames up there and cleared off the dresser top as well. it's an effort - a work in progress but i like the new look and hope that i can keep it lookin' good.
not sure i could have gotten the job done without my sweet little climber assistant miss iz