Today was a very productive Saturday! Michael washed all the outside windows while Benjamin hosed down all the screens. I guess you could say we are trying to give every last ray of sunshine a better chance of making it into our house! Then my extremely handy hubby replaced the ancient thermostat (which was probably original to this house, mercury and everything) with a new, programmable digital one. I spent the day tackling our dining room. It's the room where my computer is, where we do homework, read books, sew, draw, paint, eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the default place where everything accumulates. So it's no exaggeration to say I spent all day on it and am still not 100% done. I did, however, fill two giant black trash bags with stuff to get rid of, which feels wonderful!
The last thing I wanted to do at the end of the day was cook dinner and eat it in our nearly-pristine and beautiful dinning room. So Mike ordered pizza and gave the kids a bath and then we had a picnic in our PJ's in the living room while we watched Chicken Little. A great end to a very busy day!