A tour of our house.
(iPad typing again, excuse any errors. It doesn’t spell check or let me correct because I can’t scroll down in the editor.)
I am suddenly so busy.
I don’t like being this busy. It’s stressful. I’ve had a lot of photography business, which I thought I wanted. Now I’m not so sure. I just don’t have time to take care of the kids, homeschool, ENJOY the kids, take care of pets, do all the chores, cook all the meals, run all the errands, and also do photography.
It’s ok, for right now. I’m still going to do pictures for people who come to me, but I’m not going to do any advertising or anything like that.
I’ve got two weddings and a birth on the horizon. Really looking forward to the birth especially. I just love births! I would happily photograph nothing but births if that was somehow possible. Ah! Soon I’ll share some of her maternity pictures with you. They are so beautiful. Well, she is beautiful I should say. :)
I think I have orphan nesting. It’s sort of like pregnancy nesting, only I’m preparing for K to come. We have to have a homestudy done by a social worker. I’m finding that thought kind of panic inducing. My little house being inspected. Yikes! It’s not a full homestudy that you would need for adoption. It’s like the lite version. The social worker from the adoption agency is very nice, so I supposed it will be ok.
In the mean time I’ve been Organizing All the Things. I’m done with the major projects. I need to dedicate a day to cabinets and closets…minor overhaul, nothing major. I also need to deep clean.
Clutter and dirt in my house cause me to feel panicky. I feel so much better with everything reorganized. I feel like I can focus on the kids and keep a regular cleaning schedule again. It makes me feel relieved. In a small house things can get out of control very fast.
My due date club from Ada’s pregnancy is still very active. We have our own private Facebook group. These past few days we’ve been sharing videos giving a tour of our houses. I thought some of you nosy Nellies might like to see mine, taken this evening.
My house is nothing special. 1,000 sq feet, not a single interesting nook or cranny. Just teeny tiny rooms shaped like squares. I really struggle to live in this space, to be honest. It’s hard to figure out how to manage our stuff and really hard to just cram our minimal furniture in here.
I was talking fast in the video, in a hurry because supper was on the stove and the kids were like two minutes from a major meltdown. Fun stuff. Also, yeah Duck Face’s poo on the back porch is super disgusting! Soon she’ll be big enough to be kicked off the porch and out in the yard. Right now my male duck Benny tries to rape her constantly, and she’s too little. He could squish her and kill her by accident. She’s utterly terrified of him. Anytime he gets on the porch near her she screams her frantic duck peeps and we run out to see if she’s ok. She sometimes slips past us and runs inside to hide under the kitchen table! She’s an amazing pet. If only she didn’t shit so much. I hose off the porch almost every day, but she is a poo machine!
Ok, anyway, house tour video:
I cannot wait to move to some place a bit bigger. I just need a little more bedroom space, an entry way to keep shoes and dirty boots, and a second bathroom preferably with drawers on the vanity thing. I miss drawers, and space for a night stand, and space for a dresser in our bedroom. I would kill for a closet deeper than the width of a clothes hanger.
The house we want to look at will be ready in three weeks. They’re putting in the new drywall out there this week. I am praying and hoping it works out and we love it. I’m a little scared to move out there, but it would be the perfect way out of this house. We could put our house on the market while renting. There aren’t many rental houses where we would be able to have all of our pets and also the chickens and garden, at least not places we could afford while also paying the mortgage on our house until it sells. It’s all kind of scary to think about.
It’s 1:30 in the morning. I need to go to bed. I’ll try to share some of the billion pictures I have soon. I can’t believe I’m so behind in blogging!