Monday, August 18, 2008

Sleep? What's that?

I had to go off of my study medication a couple of weeks ago because of some dental work I had done. The nurse warned me when I went back into the drug, I would probably have problems sleeping again. Well, here it is 2:29 am and I am still wide awake. I've done a load of laundry, cut up a pineapple, cleaned out the fridge, made my list of "to do" for tomorrow, list of projects I would like to complete this week and have been working on my calendar for the next week. At least I am using the time constructively!

So, I mentioned yesterday about the master bathroom. Still formulating some ideas in my head, but I am pretty sure I know what I am going for. It's the follow-through and execution that I seem to have the most problem with. Anyway....Brian and I were talking the other day about getting all of Miss K's stuff out of our bonus room and making it a room for "big people" again. (I'd love not to have to set on another My Little Pony!) My suggestion was to move all her stuff into the guest bedroom. Get rid of the bed in there and find a nice loveseat that folds out into a bed for the 3 or 4 times a year we actually have company. (We also own a queen size Aero bed that is WAY comfortable.) He said that all her crap wouldn't fit in there and it was a bad idea. Okay. Whatever. Today at lunch he starts talking about how Miss K is getting too big for her toddler bed. I asked him if he thought it was time to convert her bed into a full size and he said yes. His plan...we will do it while she is at her grandparents house for 5 days in September for the fair. That's cool. When do you want to pick out paint? He gave me the "look" and said that he never mentioned the word "paint". Well, HELLO! Her nursery was ladybugs and dragonflies. The room is painted cream on the top portion of her wall, white chair rail and then the bottom half is a deep, dark barn red. (I seem to remember it taking something like SEVEN coats of paint to get it even.) Her new stuff is a "Paris" theme with bright colors...purple, pinks, yellows, turquoise... Doesn't really go well with the red walls. Looks like I am going to be spending a LOT of time in Miss K's room while she is out of town. And the walls HAVE to be coompletely painted before we get back. She about had a mental breakdown over the painting of her bathroom. It was yellow and now it is a green/blue. She screamed for quite awhile asking us to wipe it off and make the walls yellow again. Lot's of crying. She still asks for her yellow walls. The child does not forget anything! She spent the night at my mom's house on Saturday. Before she left, Brian asked her to hug Maxie, the dog and tell her that she loved her. She did and then she said, "I love Betty Boop too Daddy." Brian told her the same thing we've always told her...Betty got sick and couldn't live with us anymore. She told him that she knew that. The she asked him if we could get a new Betty Boop. Lord...everytime that child brings up that dog, it makes me want to bawl, but this is the first time she has really asked for another dog. And let me just state for the record....WE ARE NOT GETTING ANOTHER DOG! Let me just say that again.... WE ARE NOT GETTING ANOTHER DOG. I'm tired of messing with the one dog and two cats I have right now. ARG...I got sidetracked. Long story short....we are going to redo Miss K's room and convert the guest room into her playroom. I'm on the look out for a sleeper love seat if anyone has one they want to get rid of.

Believe it or not...I'm actually starting to get tired. Think I am going to wash my face and head to bed. If the weather isn't too hot in the morning, I am going to take Miss K to the park after breakfast. We have a busy starts, Awanas starts and dance starts back up for the school year. Okay...I'm off to bed.

Blog ya later....with photos.


Margie said...

You were so constructive with your late night awake time. I spent my time stressing about all I have to get done today and about calling a new girl to come babysit and nursing a migraine. Useful huh. Hope you are able to start getting some rest again my friend.

Renee said...

sorry about the deprivation. I have a case of the sleepy giggles right now.

Miss K's room sounds wonderful. I hope you share pics of it (that P doesn't see cuz she has told me several times that PINK is her favorite color and not green)

TracieClaiborne said...

Paint that kid's room yellow for cryin' out loud! LOL!
I miss her. I wish I could see her in person.