Today's task was to put the living room shelves put back together. The shelves were easy to put back into the bookcases, but we had to gather all 5 board game boxes and 4 VHS boxes and 2 PS4/electroincs boxes and 4 DVD boxes and 1 CD box in the living room. Then I had to decide how I wanted the shelves to look and be organized. I went with one bookshelf being kid safe and one geared to the adults. And I mirrored the shelves so that there's one shelf for kid DVD's on one bookcase and one shelf for "adult" DVD's (PG-13 and R rated movies) on the same level on the other bookcase. I had to sort everything because in the last 2 moves, everything got mixed in together. I also separated out puzzles vs. games. Benaiah will alphabetize the DVD's and alphabetize/sort by genre the CD's on the adult side. There's no point on doing it on the kid side. Been there, done that. I will go through and make stack of movies that the kids have never watched and have them start with those, or rather, I will put them in front of the movies they have watched 100 times or more, lol. We do have to purge a little bit because I don't want us exceeding the shelf space. That means maybe 10 DVD's on either side and a couple of games or puzzles maybe. Tomorrow I will tackle the VHS tapes. I will go through them one by one at some point to see if they work, and if not, I will make note of them to replace them in DVD form. But I am the only one who can really tell if they are for kids or not. They are mostly taped from the TV movies from my parents, so the movies are from the 80's and 90's. Back to the Future or Karate Kid or Short Circuit anyone? Those will probably go on the adult side because of the swearing. But the Disney animated movies will go on the kid side. Superbook, My Little Pony, Care Bears, Muppets, PBS kid educational shows, will go on the kid side, too. I can't wait to have them fully accessible for the first time ever! They were available to the kids in Charlottetown, but they were in the basement. Keturah has watched some of them, though. Should be fun!
Let's see. Other than that project during naptime, I chased the toddler for the rest of the day. He is definitely that toddler that won't sit still for longer than 1 minute and constantly makes messes and needs to be supervised. Which meant that it took me two hours to pick at a piece of chicken to eat it for dinner tonight. I was missing my built in babysitters aka the siblings because Benaiah was off with Jared getting the crib and couch from the condo, Keturah was at camp and Justin has a headache. There's still a bunch of small errands to do as well, like go get the microwave from storage! Poor Jared can't stay long enough in the office to get significant work done it seems. Like today, the truck was still at the shop, so I couldn't even take Benaiah to church for the afternoon. Therefore, after leaving at 10 for work, because we thought the guy was coming between 8-10, Jared had to come back at noon to get Benaiah. Thankfully, AT&T arrived at that time so Jared was able to explain to him directly what he wanted him to do. My least painful and most awake time to run errands is mid afternoon, but that's naptime. It's just all those little things that add up.
But tomorrow, I will be doing office work because there are quarterly taxes to be paid, and pictures to upload, and other tax and health benefit things to take care of. I could have made some of those things happen without internet, but I often have to refer to something online for them, too. Tomorrow is a new day with new tasks.
|My feeble attempt at keeping the child on the driveway by giving him a bigger, more visual boundary. #momfail|
|At least he listened and went back around the boundary. Ugh. I knew it was going to be hard having a toddler outside again!|
|I had actually never opened this game called RSVP after receiving it from my parents. It's just been put in a box and taken out several times. It's nearly brand new but was made in 1966. It looks like it could be a form of Scrabble.|
|Abishai can watch his favorite bus show again!|
|Mommy! It's a wee-oo wee-oo hat!|
|This one is my laptop, which is probably slow because the hard drives are full.|
|And this is from my phone.|
|Since Daddy was home this morning, we got some extra snuggles with him.|
|In the throws of sorting the games and puzzles. Plus, you can see the Howell nativity set on the piano! Yeah!|
|Only a fraction of the DVDs we own.|
|All of the contents of these boxes.....|
|....are on the shelves now!|
|Gorgeous sunset (but sunsets on the beaches of PEI are my favorite!) I did see some fireflies, too!|