I had a very long list of weekend to do's last weekend. Most of the items weren't accomplished - but some of them were! That's progress at least!
First up - Sell our old sofa and desk! The sofa was a great size when we lived in Brookline, but never really fit well into our house. That and it happened to be quite uncomfortable on your neck. You know those chairs that push your head forward ever so slightly? This had the same characteristic. It was clean and in great shape, but we'd already purchased a replacement a while back so it was time for it to officially go! After all, the area it occupied is threatening to become the pack and play/toy/reading/play area for someone. The desk was my old college desk that I got Junior year. It's a great desk, but it's really just a to-be-filed paper collector at this point. It was living in the baby's room in a perfectly sized little nook but with someone new taking over that room - it was time to say farewell to the desk as well!
I posted both on Craigs List. Fortunately the sofa sold quickly! We just had to help them transport it...and the buyers weren't exactly accommodating! We ended up doing it at 9:30pm on Monday night. Seriously?? Oh well, it's off our hands now; hands which have been filled with a (small) wad-o-cash in exchange! Not too shabby!
Here's the Craig's List picture:
(Because we're nice, and the buyers looked like they could perhaps use it, we threw in the old scuffed up coffee table as well. Those of you who know me well are probably wondering why I didn't just paint it. The truth is, it was pretty boring looking and we have no where to put it. Considering it was a super cheap table to begin with and about hundred years old (ok maybe 20,) I decided to just be generous and throw it in! The buyers were appreciative so it was worth it!)
This guy on the other hand got no takers. :(
Know anyone who wants it? It needs to go soon!
In other weekend happenings I decided to go through some of the stuff that had collected around the desk and on the desk. We have a ton of office/school supplies - such as binders and notebooks. Anyone want them? I also went through all the pens to determine what worked and what didn't. All the "keep" office supplies were relocated to the newly organized junk drawers in the kitchen. One drawer is done - but the other stills needs some attention.
Here's a little peak -
This drawer still needs help:
I'm desperately trying to train my husband to be more organized and to put things back where they belong. I realize my efforts are fruitless, but I am determined to carry on regardless. Wish me luck!
In an effort to butter him up and hopefully bring him over to my way of thinking...I did all this while making him breakfast. One of his favorites I might add. Homemade chocolate chip pancakes. (Of course I made them with whole wheat flour as I always do. Trust me, he knows and he doesn't care because they're delicious!) I also used some of the skills I learned from Mom G-K, that I hope to keep in mind in the next fews months to make life easier after the little one joins us. She taught me a long time ago to make waffles and pancakes (and cookies for that matter - or anything else!) in large batches and then to freeze in individual portions that can just be tossed into the toaster oven. So here's a glimpse at some of my pancakes that we intend to enjoy at a later date!
Throw them in a ziplock freezer bag and you're good to go! Pretty soon we'll start to think about frozen home cooked meals to stockpile! Have any suggestions?