Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2009
in Family, Rantings
My house is psychotic at the moment. It has split itself into two entities… sparse and pretty, and a horrific mess that looks like the set of a cardboard snuff film. Each room can take on either appearance, but there’s no way of knowing what to expect. There is the kid’s bedroom, which is slowly being emptied of auxiliary toys (I hate that part) and clothes and general collectibles. The master bedroom just about fits a bed into it, so keeping that clean is pretty easy. The garden’s got a brand new A-Frame for Laughingboy’s swing (which involved cement and paving slabs and a serious amount of head-scratching), and a massive wooden shed to build our dreams in… or probably just to be full of junk. The sitting-room has been visited by The Dude and now has pretty swanky looking wooden bits to hold everything up. He even made us a new computer desk which might be worth showing or might not…
The Men want me to paint this white, but I’m having none of it. There is a better colour than white, I just can’t figure out what it is yet?!? I took this picture because it won’t look like this for long… soon the books and the gizmos will creep in until I’ve had my gumtree way with the lot of it.
In the midst of it today I felt the urge to buy stuff, something to interrupt the chaos. Thing is, Thailand and the wedding lark sort of killed the buzz in the bank department so I’ve had to enforce frugality. No buying things unless other things are sold first, that’s our new boring rule.
But!!! I found a loophole. I can buy things, as long as they are things that you can put other things into!
Ok… maybe not that cool, but plastic boxes from that new storage mecca in Carrickmines is good enough. Pretty plastic boxes too. And things that sucker themselves to your bathroom wall to hold other things and a few boxes within boxes within boxes for the craic. I feel much better now. They entered me into a competition to win U2 tickets, but I don’t know how I feel about that.