It's currently 49°F here at the Prairie Box, and I'm freezing my buns off. I'm at that lovely stage of pregnancy (the end!!) where nothing fits, not even my maternity clothes. Since I didn't get big enough to wear maternity stuff until summer, I have NO cool weather clothing that even comes close to fitting. I need to go steal a sweatshirt from Shayne. Even some of those are too small. How's that for a self-esteem boost? I swear I'm going to have a 15 lb baby...
Last night we went to Lowes and bought a closet organizer for "my" closet in the office. It's a modular system from Rubbermaid that should almost double the hanging space available in my 63" wide closet. It's also supposed to be easy to install. We'll see how that works out. I haven't opened the package yet, but the instructions I saw on the website made it seem straightforward. Everything hangs from a top rail so that you only have to drill 1 set of holes into the studs. We'll install it this afternoon and see what happens.
Also at Lowes, we found pine "door jamb" planks that are the exact width of our door and window trim. It's stain-grade pine, the edges are already routed, and they're returnable if they don't work out. Our walls are thicker than those of new homes, so we'll have to find something wider to frame in the door jambs themselves, but these should work perfectly as trim. That's also on the agenda for this afternoon.
As for this morning, I'm continuing my "from-the-bottom-up" cleaning and organizing blitz. Thanks to my mom's help, the storage section of the basement is now much-improved, and we started on the dining room. Since I've been doing some shuffling of the furniture, quite a few odds and ends have ended up homeless... I just need to rehome or trash them, then vacuum and dust the living room. I feel like I'm doing Apartment Therapy's "Complete Cure" in 2 days. Thankfully I already reorganized the kitchen and bathroom, so I just need to do some cleaning in those rooms. Wish me luck!