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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


The Wall Journal

We worked on the dining room wall again today, but only after I started ripping wallpaper off in the kitchen. More than one of my children said to me, “Uh, don’t you think you should finish the other walls before you start in here?” Kids, they think they’re so smart.

Anyhoody-woo, after I finished…let me say that again, a lil’ bit louder now, AFTER I FINISHED taking the wallpaper border off in the kitchen, I went to work in the dining room. I spackled, taped, sanded, spackled, sanded, scraped, sanded and sanded. I stood on a stool while I was working and my husband took every opportunity he could to walk by me and honk my tush. His downfall was when he decided he’d poke me in the rear with a toothpick. I had a metal scraper in my hand and my reaction was to scream and whack him and hard as I could with the sharp edge of the scraper. He was very sorry, but laughed through his pain. Dummy.

I would have kept working on the wall, but Ike decided to puke over the side of his bunk onto his brother’s bed and all over the floor. After we got his bed and him cleaned up, he repeated the whole scene. Fun times! So, I started the mountain of pukey laundry and went to bed. Then, Levi started to cough and cough and cough and cough….repeat every twenty minutes. So, at 1:27am Clay decided to go to the store to get him some cough medicine. That Clay, he might be a gigantic nuisance to live with, but he’s an awfully good daddy and he wants to mentioned as often as possible in my posts, so that his number of posts is at least second on my side bar. And he made me that new header up there.

This morning is the first day of our spring break. It’s raining, Seth started puking and the dining room walls are looking at me with desperation. Poor Seth finally invited a friend over to play after we’ve been here for six months, and he woke up puking. Darn it. Anywady-hay, I sure hope this isn’t a picture of what our spring break is going to be.

Dining Room in progress. Did I mention I have company coming tomorrow?
Little Mr. Pukeomatic.
This is the area in the kitchen that had the wallpaper border. This picture is before we moved in. That’s why everything looks nice and tidy.

And this is a picture after I took down the border. I cluttered up the counter so you all don’t think I’m as perfect as I am, I mean ya’ know? This blog is all about making you feel better about yourself via my downfalls. That big lump of stuff in the plastic bag is my leftover Clay, um, I mean clay from pottery. I think it looks real nice as the center piece on the counter. Don’t you?

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