Late Spring Blooms, More Closet Moves, and Hand Rail added to Front Porch

The Asian Lilies bloomed and they are so pretty. The peonies have also been blooming and I almost missed getting a picture. The weather turned really hot and it just kills them off when that happens.

Moving over closets

I spent the day yesterday moving my things out of the guest bedroom closet and into the office closet. It was quite the task. But really made more sense than having Mom put her things in the office closet, lol. I had to move things around anyway. That way she has her own space for the months she is here. She has closet space, closet shelves, and chest of drawer space. In previous weekends I worked on the bathroom giving her half of the drawer space.

The process made me go through some things. I have a storage bag of “too small” clothes and also of “extra clothes”. I couldn’t fit all of the clothes into the office space I have. It was no big deal. I have a lot of tee shirts I have collected when we visited places and I have way more than I need. I also have way too many socks! So I pulled out the favorites and put the others back. Also had some shoes I put back. And some PJ’s. I have a note in my calendar to get out the “extra” clothes after Mom leaves when I move my stuff back into the 2nd bedroom.

I also cleared out my shoe bin. It’s a nice cubby hole of shelves behind the door in the 2nd bedroom. Mom will love that for her shoes. I placed mine in these two baskets so I can pull them out and they won’t get lost on the bottom. I’m in no mood to be crawling around on the closet floor looking for shoes! I go down I can’t get back up as these bones are feeling a bit older and helpless.

It’s a tight fit but I moved my personal files over to this spot. It had just enough room. I’m glad. I didn’t want this eye sore out anywhere else in the house. It’s fine for my office area though and now my records will be where I can file and retrieve. Mainly file. lol

So I brought these plastic “chest of drawers” from the basement. Previously I had used it for my office but had moved it out when I put the office journaling chair in. I’ve changed this office around so much it’s pitiful.

But this holds my undies and PJ’s. I didn’t want clothes showing through as sometimes I film in this room. So I took place mats and put in there and flipped up the place mat on the edges to cover it. It’s magic. I like it.

Sadly I will have to keep the little plastic drawer right here in front of the closet. And yes, I’ll be keeping my closet open. It’s just functional like that it seems. I always kept it open in the other room too as I am in and out of it so much.It’s not a permanent solution but I’ve made everything work. I have socks and office supplies in baskets under the twin bed frame. I waited to take pics of that for after George cuts the foam.

I also put back some of my least favorite pairs of jeans (also a bit snug) and some of my less favorite sweats/gym pants. It actually felt good “letting go” or “putting back” some of these things. I know when people are moving into their RV’s for the first time (I watch their You Tube shows), they go through a similar but more harrowing process. I was imagining what it would be like picking out your favorite clothes for the road! lol. I kept way more tee shirts out than I should have though and of course the hanging clothes were not scaled back I just moved those over. I even had extra space! Just enough room for my camera. And I’m enjoying the “blessed” sign. It just works.

Now Mom has her own closet. I left stuff in the very top shelf. I figure she wouldn’t be needing that one up that hight. It has overnight bags and all kinds of “bags”, purses, etc.

George’s Productive Day

George put in the railing for Mom and I will enjoy it too as I often need extra support for my right knee. He has studied on this for some time now. I think he had to buy a tool or two but he did it. He was pouring sweat. I felt so bad for him. It was near 90 yesterday I think. If not well into the upper eighties.

He also rehung my “Home” sign by drilling a nail into the brick so the wind wouldn’t take it off.

So I think we have pretty much got everything ready for Mom’s moving in with us for a few months. There’s not much else on the list as far as our house.

Are ya’ll tired of me talking about this move yet? It has been our life since the Easter visit from Mom where excitedly we found her a place! I still cannot believe all this. I am excited. We are a bit tired and looking forward to the summer months and into fall while we get a little break and get to enjoy life a bit.

I was thinking this morning that once Mom is here, I want to cook up some good meals. George does most of the cooking but I want to fix my meatloaf for her and a few other things. We can also plan her birthday which will include a trip to Paula Deen’s.

This Week’s To Do List

So I have some things I need to do that I didn’t get done on the weekend. I have to redo my vitamins for the week, Roger needs some care – we need to trim him and get him to the vet as he has a toenail that is too long and bothering him. We don’t get him groomed anymore as he just can’t endure it and it unsettles him so. Also have some ironing to do, order some vitamins, resetting my Isagenix auto ship, ordering another Thred Up bag. Marking up the new family calendar I bought for Mom, mainly. And I can work some on the iMovie.

I have added our Texas winter trip to the timeline now and it’s 41 minutes long so will edit it down to about 17 or so, if possible. Excited to work on this for you guys! I’ve already put in the intro! I want to squeal with excitement over getting to work on these.

Soon I hope we will be able to get out more and get something more interesting to blog about. We’ve all been at home for sooooo long now. George and I are ready to get out and do a few things. We want to explore and we are already talking up a “trip to Maine”. I think when Roger passes, we will find us another long weekend to fly up that way. Perhaps we could take a whole week and hit several spots. But at this point, I’d settle for a long weekend. I love George for saying he wanted to travel up that way again. He’s talking my language. It doesn’t have to be in an RV. Let’s just go travel anyway we can! I suggested we take a sail boat ride this time. I’ve never sailed.

Meanwhile in Texas

Off to work and to get started on this week! Ya’ll have a good one! No one commented on yesterday’s post. Am I being blockaded my the social media hosts for some reason? It seems if I mention certain words, it is not picked up by the algorithms. It’s a good thing I like doing these blogs for myself. At least if no one is reading, I have enjoyed myself and recapping what we did. LOL Could be everyone is just busy for Memorial Day. I noticed though that I did have the same number of viewers as normal though. I guess no one commented. And that makes me wonder if it went live or not. Or if we are just losing our ability to say what we need to say and slanted the way the hosts want to slant it. It’s sad really.

But I still do what I want whether anyone reads it or not. As long as I’m having fun it really matters not. The blog and the videos are there for the taking, but certainly if I am the only one that ever sees them, I decided when I started all of it years ago – that would be just fine with me! 😉 I DID try to share my blog link on FB yesterday and I don’t think anyone saw it at ALL. lol. Links are just not in their algorithm. So I have no way to really share like we used to. It just sinks to the bottom when you do. So no bother. I’ll sit here all alone with my words. lol lol lol

6 thoughts on “Late Spring Blooms, More Closet Moves, and Hand Rail added to Front Porch

  1. Lauren

    Your Grandson is so cute! I know you can’t wait to hold him. Sounds like you had a productive weekend. I know your Mom will appreciate having her own closet and space. I mostly stayed home and did laundry and cleaned our house. We fixed BBQ baby back ribs yesterday with corn on the cob and a big salad. It was so good. The weekend flew by.

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  2. Sybil

    Hi Sonya, apologies for not making my usual comment yesterday. When I’ve read your blog I usually comment right away or if I don’t I forget altogether…Yesterday being Sunday was a funny day. We were able to go to church for the first time since Christmas morning…although we still coudnt sing and we had to wear masks….but at least we were all able to meet together, only 16 people are allowed with everybody still having to stay a metre apart. We feel that it’s not nice when we can see 100s of youngsters gathering together in pubs drinking and dining with no sign of masks etc. ( it’s still not recommended,). But being church we have to abide by the law….It was a nice sunny morning after 48 hours of rain however by the time we came out of church rain had started again …I’m sure we will all be born with flippers soon. It again rained all day. Just heard the forecaster say it should be drier and whisper it warmer towards end of the week. Love what you have done getting all your clothes shifted into your office space. Also more than pleased that the video is coming together nicely. Well hope today is going well. I must go and serve up dinner so I will say night night. God Bless

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  3. I read your post yesterday but I didn’t have the time to comment. Sorry 😦
    I’m impressed with your organizational skills. Your mom might feel too much at home & not want to leave.
    The porch rail is nice & helpful. I love the HOME sign.
    Summer is just about here. River will be in your arms in no time. How exciting is that?!
    Bless that little man, Roger.

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