This afternoon, I put new sheets on my bed.
A bed freshly made with new sheets inspired me to say (not really meaning today), "I am so wanting to try the living room rug up in my bedroom."
Bekah (who loves changing things around and, in fact, had flipped her duvet and changed up some things in her room just this morning) said, "Oh, let's do it!" and then begged and pleaded until she wore me down and I consented.
She and I rolled up the living room rug and moved it into the kitchen.
Kati vacuumed the living room floor.
Kati and I lugged the rug upstairs, nearly knocking a few things off the wall in the process.
Bekah moved the red checked chair out of the way.
Kati and Bekah rolled out the rug...
...and then we shifted and turned it until it was right.
We talked about where we were going to put our printer which has been housed in the computer cabinet that Ron is going to makeover to house The Grandmother Dishes so that they can be released from their storage boxes.
We found a place in the bottom of the built-in bookshelves in the living room, but first we'd have to find a new place for the household bill organizer.
We could find a place for the household finance folders if we could clean out the homeschool filing cabinet.
Kati and I set about cleaning out the homeschool filing cabinet, because I told her that I felt emotionally able to do it today. (Tomorrow I may have a meltdown.)
Some of the files went to the trash. Some went to the laundry room floor (the location of the homeschool filing cabinet...which is no longer the homeschool filing cabinet), to be sorted and transferred to the filing cabinet in the corner of my bedroom.
Kati had to go to work and I had to prepare dinner so we took a break.
After dinner, Ron and I cleaned out and organized the household finance folders and put them in the filing cabinet (which is no longer a homeschool filing cabinet) in the laundry room.
Now, as I get ready for bed, the living room floor is bare, there are piles all over the house, and the vacuum cleaner is still out.
But we have new sheets to sleep on!