Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

If you have been following my life you already know that we found out we are transferring in June. Well of course that means we have to put our house up for sale. I think my last post was somewhere around Valentines Day, and it was about then that I sat down to make a plan - and basically panicked! There was so much to do before I would even consider putting the house on the market.

I stopped blogging completely, including reading the regular ones that I follow. I knew that I had to be completly away from it or it is too much of a distraction! Anyway, here is a summary of what I have been doing for the last month. That is, what I have been doing in any spare moment I can find. Most days I have trouble keeping up with the normal everyday activities and cleaning so anything on top of that is a challenge. But thankfully I have had some help from a babysitter and some friends.

one full week I spent grading papers

one weekend I spent painting the bathroom, then sent the rest of the week painting all bathroom trim white (3 coats!) and that included a window that took forever because I had to do it in several stages.

Then I started to tackle one room at a time. First decluttering everything - throwing away, giving away, and putting into storage what we don't need for awhile. Most rooms took at least a day each, except the den which took about 3 days. I also did some yard work and planted flowers. All this took about 2 week to finish!

In between all of that, whenever I have sat down at the computer I have been looking for houses to rent near Baltimore.

So there you go, amazing how quickly 4 weeks can fly by! But the good news is that alot was accomplished in that time and our house is up for sale and ready to show. Well ready to show with 24 hours notice so I can quickly clean it back to showing condition.

Now maybe I can get back to a normal blogging routine and pick up where I left off.


You have been busy!!

My mom asked my dad to remodel her bathroom, and he's still on the painting stage (and has been at it for about three weeks) -- for ONE bathroom (granted, he works weird hours, too, but, ya know...).

Hey its Mel,
Glad you are back, I was starting to wonder. Are you sure its still OK for me to visit? or do you already have a list of chors for me!lol Can't wait to see you!!!

You DID get a lot done! Good job! And what an inspiration you are to know when to shift focus in your life!

Oh. My. Goodness!
You had me worried girl!

I'm happy to hear that you are back :) and I hoope you sell SOON...we moved last year and I know how keeping the home beautiful for showings with small kids can be exhausting!