This being my most unmotivated time of the year, I really need to push myself to do things, especially leaving the house or doing things outside of normal routine. So I just spend some time with the calendar before the month unfolds and set up some time to get out, and some time to stay home productively with clear goals, and lastly, time to spend sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire.
Yesterday I spent the day out and about. This afternoon the house needed some attention. Today I worked on deep cleaning my great room. It is big enough to be two rooms really. Often we split the room up with furniture. When we rearranged the furniture as the Christmas things were getting packed up, we left the room opened up so we can enjoy the fireplace from the whole space. There are definitely two sections of the room. The boys' video game area, a dart board, a book case, a video/DVD cabinet topped with other electronics, and a game cabinet are on one side of the room. No real seating right now. Last Summer and Fall I have the extra fold up chairs from the patio in there, but they have been put away since the end of November. The other side of the room has the sectional and a big leather chair, a side table, TV and the fireplace. The fans and fireplace were cleaned, and then I did a thorough cleaning including dusting and vacuuming the floors. I did clean up, dusting and vacuuming in the dining room also. It went pretty quickly really.
The dining room has my scrapbook supplies in it now. So my mission this week is to purge down some of the craft items I have that I just don't use. I will probably send the extra items to school with Raymond or Daniel. I am not sure how long this will take. I spent some time today working on it, and I didn't even make a dent. Just rearranged. I guess I need to keep in my mind my vision of actually working on pages soon. It was last Spring since I worked on pages last...way too long.