Pondering More Changes

I have been busy with house and kid stuff lately so not much writing going on. Last weekend hubby and I painted and cleaned up the laundry room. It looks so much better. Here is a before picture. Hubby began painting.

20160227_154621It is rather narrow. The previous owners had spot painted where marks were and the paint did not match. It was a bit annoying to look at. Now it is a cool very light green. The color brightened it up from the tan! We had a wire shelf on the left side that got in the way of TALL people. LOL. Hubby kept hitting his head on it when he used the dryer. I didn’t have much problem though but it is nice having it gone.  Now, there is a nice shelf above the washer and dryer and we bought a pantry for all other items. I want to put my brooms and such in it but I can not get the pegs to come out to move the shelves. I need my he man hubby to do it. 🙂

I have not finished with the decorating so no finished picture but I will post when I get it done.

Also, in order for the washer and dryer to fit we needed to take out the trim work so we replaced it with nice white trim leading up to the appliances with a wooden end. It looks awesome! Picture to come soon!

My pondering mind has led me to finally delete my Facebook page. No one really read it and I stayed at the same numbers for years. I can utilize my time better actually writing. LOL. Where is that motivation? 🙂 It really is the pits that Facebook wants you to pay in order for all people to see it. I rather enjoy Twitter and Google+. I will concentrate more there. 🙂

What do you prefer for social media?

Laundry…Bottomless Basket.

Laundry is never-ending it seems like. I do a little bit each day instead of all at once. It’s never the same day mostly because I tend to forget to do it. Ok, I stare at it and talk myself out of doing the laundry that day. So a schedule does not work for me.

We do have our middle school boys do their own so they will be prepared for move out day!  🙂 They do good other than the hang up part. The clothes tend to end up on the floor of their closet. Maybe because they know mom will eventually hang them up for them.  🙂

It drives me nuts to see clothes not hung up.

A little trivia:

  • 21% of indoor water usage is from laundry. (http://laundry.about.com)  Maybe that is why I pile the laundry in the least number of loads possible. 🙂
  • The average American family does 8-10 loads every week. (http://laundry.about.com) I can believe that one.

When we looked at our current home we loved the fact the laundry room was a separate room and that it was on the main level. Once we moved in hubby discovered the space was a tad bit small for our laundry set. He had to remove the trim to make them fit. It’s snug. 🙂

Further discover our dryer is on the left. Now, I may be wrong but isn’t the dryer always on the right? Strange and it has been fun adapting to. My routine of throwing the clothes from the washer to the dryer was out of sync for a while.  🙂

Laundry Blog (Our current set up. Hubby complains about the side shelves, he hits his head. I like them because I can hang the clothes on them to put away. )

I would say the construction builders goofed when building the house and didn’t want to correct it. I guess we will be unique.  🙂

What’s up with cats loving to crawl behind the machines? They are always knocking the dryer vent off.

I foresee a future project for hubby blocking their access with shelves. 🙂

Laundry-Room-Makeover-Camerasandchaos Possible ideas: I love this color!

If you look at the shelves that is something we will need to do to block access for the cats. Might have to make it where they can easily come apart for cleaning back behind, etc. 

I don’t get the fancy light, too fancy for a laundry room.  🙂

Organized-Laundry-Room-GE-Adora- This would be my dream room but we don’t have the space for it here. But we do at our Puzzle House! So just maybe at that house.  🙂

Simple-small-laundry-room-with-Shelving-ideas-915x1372 Here is another shelf idea but would have to lower it and make it the width of the space from the wall to the machines. There is a good gap so the shelf would be plenty wide. Hubby didn’t push the machines clear back because it was very tight getting them in there. A shelf should work.

Oh, honey….I have a to do thing for you!  🙂

Did you know…

Lazy-Day-001 (my personal photo creation 2bcreative2013)

The first Friday of September is National Lazy Mom’s Day! Who knew? Not me until I did a search looking up September holidays. I was actually wanting to know the main holidays for a possible wall hanging project I want to do this month. I was surprised to find this “National” holiday. What an awesome one!

It brings up a question.
Can a mom actually be lazy for a whole day?
I mean really, there are too many things to be done in a mom’s schedule.

Who is going to cook? The local fast food place maybe.

Who is going to find that lost item that no one seems to be able to find? It seems mom is the only one who can really look for something.

Who is going to actually wipe the counters off when they spill that drink? I swear I am the only one who can wipe anything off. I have even tried, I say tried to wait out wiping it off hoping they would. I guess they don’t mind the messes. Sigh.

Who is going to refill that roll of toilet paper? It is such a difficult task but yet seems I am the only one that can take the bar off the holder, slip the new roll of toilet paper on, and put the bar back in the holder. Rocket Science! 🙂

Who is going to do the grocery shopping? Hmm, that one might be one mom has to do all the time. If your family is like mine, they come home with everything but what you send them to the store for and the bill is 2x what it should be.

I am pretty fortunate that I have a super great hubby that will help me out, so I could be lazy if I wanted to be. It actually drives me batty if I am not doing something productive for the day which results in something done for the family. I may not go 100 miles an hour all day, but there is always some kind of cleaning to be done, or a task that needs done. I have decided that this holiday is really not a holiday unless….

If you take the point of view of “lazy” being our appearance, well then I have that one down pat! 🙂

Do I wear makeup everyday? Heck no, why bother when no one sees you. Hubby don’t mind, he is stuck with me. 🙂 It is a real treat when I do wear makeup and I get all kinds of compliments. I know how to play that one. Scare them most days and then bam, the next day beautify myself. 🙂

Do I change clothes when I get up? Well, it is not unheard of to be in the afternoon before I finally do. The positive of not having to work outside of the home. I really get them the days I dress up, tons of compliments. If I did that everyday, they wouldn’t notice. 🙂

Is it Lazy of me or just preparing them?

Do I make everyone breakfast in the morning? Heck no again. I have trained them well, they make their own or they starve. I’m not a chef. I’m lucky they eat my supper time meal. 🙂

Do I cook a meal every night? No way. I have lazy times. I didn’t need no holiday to tell me to. I figure this way if they can cook a few fast meals, they won’t starve when they move out. There is always some kind of fruit in the fridge to eat so it is all balanced and good. 🙂

This proves I can’t be entirely lazy.

Do I make them clean their rooms every time? Well, I just can not go in without picking something up. I have tried the waiting game and it just gets under my skin to have a complete messy room. I owe that to my grandma, she always made sure I picked my room up. I was afraid of her. My kids are not afraid of me. 😦

Do I make them do their own laundry? It depends. When they get into high school, I most definitely make them. It is not unheard of if they leave it in the dryer I will put the clothes away when they are at school. Think they know that? 🙂 If the younger ones are at home when I decide to do laundry, I will have them sort it and bring it to the laundry room. I will put it away. Tried the put your laundry away and it ends up on the floor of the closet and gets rewashed. I can’t have that.

Not all is failed.

I do have help with the trash.

They do wash off their plates and put them in the dishwasher.

They do dress themselves.

Once in awhile they feed their pets but the cat litter is still up to me. 😦

They like to scoop snow, when we actually get some.

They do help unload the groceries.

For some reason, they love to vacuum. Now if only I could get them to dust. 🙂

In conclusion, it is not entirely possible to be a lazy mom. Not me anyway. I think in honor of the holiday, I will not cook tonight. 🙂

Can you be lazy and what kind of lazy?