Let's be honest.
Unpacking sucks stinks.
Add the regular tasks of full time mama, homemaker, homeschooler..... along with the added task of solo parenting make it even harder. For all you mamas (parents in general really) that do this solo full time, you have my utmost admiration.
I hoped to finish a room a week while Joe was in Louisiana (go ahead, laugh.) However, I am not. And honestly, the little guy and I both ended up with colds. Again. Which is surely my body's way of letting me know I was over doing it. So I'm taking it much more slowly.... if I get a box or two a week unpacked from here on out, I'm okay with that. Painting the entire house can wait. Scuff marks add character. Dreams and plans are good.... but it all takes time.
This all came to me as I was unpacking our treasures and setting them up in the sunroom. Box of tissues and tea at my side. Sneezing. Sometimes being forced to slow down is good.....
Do you see all that light? And those green leaves? I really love it.
Unpacking treasured bits is the nicest sort of unpacking. I lined them up in the windows and we used two glass bowls left at the house to display the shells and beach glass. I have more beach glass from last summer. Somewhere..... As it came together I commented to my big girl that it looked like someone had actually lived here awhile now.... she laughed and said well you have lived awhile.
I'll admit, I first set up this room completely toy free. But I quickly decided that toy clutter was in order. This means it looks like the above photo quite a lot too. Which is also good.
Today I plan to convince the youngest to drink copious amounts of tea while I rearrange boxes in the apartment space so I can get the sewing machines out of their boxes. Yes, I think that sort of unpacking is long overdue....