As I'm cleaning my counter I realized that I have a great Army family. Although we are all far apart, we really are united. It's cute to see all the family pictures in the Christmas cards. You will all have to forgive me for not sending one out this year. There was no family picture to use, and I never got around to getting a good photo, having cards printed, etc. I've also made a decision about cleaning my counters. I will no longer allow any mail to be brought into the kitchen. That is the thing that really leads to disorganization in my kitchen. I have a nice letter holder on the wall by the front door, and I will start using it.
Today I went to Home Depot and picked out paint chips for all the rooms I want to paint. I'm really excited for turning this house into our home. I took photos of the paint chips to get Pat's approval. I'd like to paint the hall bathroom before he comes home, but I'm just not sure if I'll get it done. My best opportunity is when Ryan is sleeping, but that room is right near his bedroom. His sleeping habits have been out of whack for a little while now, and I don't know if I want to take the chance to disturb him. I'm still thinking about doing it. I can say when Pat gets home we'll be doing a ton of painting--the living room, hallways, and our bedroom. It's awful; once I start thinking of home improvement projects, my mind just keeps going and going thinking of more to do.
Okay I guess my break is over. Back to cleaning!