I was just reading a book to the kids this evening. It was a collection of quite a few old short stories in which one thing leads to another... like The Little Red Hen, Chicken Little, and a few other more obscure ones that few have ever heard of. After I finished reading them, I got to thinkin'... my day was a bit like one of those stories today.
We're hosting Thanksgiving again this year. Our house is a good size for so many folks (15 of us in all this time around) and we have entertainment for so many young kids (Steven's brother's family with their three under the age of three are coming this year).
Well, of course that got me in the mood to clean some stuff out. Especially with young toddlers on their way - must make sure there aren't any blatant choking hazards lying around. I started in our newly finished basement. Filled trash bags worth of stuff out of areas and then got to thinkin.... it sure would be nice to move the computer downstairs, out of our kitchen.
Steven and I worked on that project last night. Which caused us to clean out all the junk out of the drawers and cabinets within the computer desk... so we could move it. And that stuff then needed sorted out and most of it needed to find a new home. And the radio that shared housing within the computer desk needed a new place to sit... which led me to moving some furniture around.
So I found a piece of furniture that could now house the radio and the phone that got evicted from the computer table... and I swept away all the dust bunnies that took up residency and multiplied under those pieces of furniture. And that led me to wanting to paint the walls of the island counter. Cuz with the space freed up from where the computer used to be - the terrible, experimental paint job I had done this time LAST YEAR - looked well, terrible and experimental.
So I painted. Then I noticed a few spots in the floor that needed repaird so I fixed them.
Add a little laundry, feeding of children, dishes and room straightening to that list and you've got yourself a great little story of how one thing leads to another... and all because of Thanksgiving.
And let me tell you, it's a lot more entertaining reading them than it is living them. I'm ready for bed!