Shall I begin by saying that in looking at my old collection of Barbies and clothes, I was relieved to find that even 25+ years ago, Mattel was making scandalous and inappropriate outfits for my Barbies to wear. Just take a look at this gold lame severe extreme cropped top, complete with matching skin tight sparkly leggins. Here I thought the trampy outfits Barbies come with today were just a sign of the decline of our civilization. Nice to see we've been on the decline for over 2 decades yet we're still hanging on. Even Syd was dumbfounded by her choice in club wear.
By the way, can we take a moment for Syd's big boy haircut? He looks so grown up with all his curls and waves chopped off! The mowhawk and red tips are temporary; our tradition every time he gets his hair cut is to let the stylist do this. He loves it and it gets him all excited to visit the salon. I can't believe he'll be 5 in less than 2 weeks!
My mom saved my Barbie Corvette! Rad!
Makes me laugh hysterically, and makes me sad, all at the same time.
- Floor is epoxyed
- Entire garage was rewired and all new outlets and switches were installed
- The drywall is complete except for a small piece of ceiling
- The cabinets are installed
- Every single bin and box in that garage has been gone through, thrown out or donated, cleaned up, organized, labeled and put in place.
- We've replaced every bit of cardboard with plastic air tight bins to keep critters out.
- Finish drywall on one ceiling section (should take 1/2 day)
- Paint the walls (we're putting up the white flag on this one and having it done)
- Hang the wire grid that will run along side of the left wall and above work bench
- Put final pieces in place (bikes, tools, etc.)
- Sweep and clean up
- Buy a ping pong table for backyard fun!
We each narrowed down our childhood-memory type stuff to 1 bin each. This included yearbooks, photo albums, toys, general memorabilia. After seeing how much the kids are enjoying my Barbies, I'm convinced that some stuff from our childhoods has to be saved. I feel good about this. Things like craft stuff and old party decor that I had been holding on to "in case" we had another Hawaiian themed party, or a garden party, etc., all went bye bye. Only toys we want the new baby to have were kept and spared. We are saving each of their bikes in case we have a boy or a girl, then once we know we'll get rid of one or the other. The old ride-on toys that had become really junky were sold at the garage sale. I have no idea why we had so many ride on toys and push toys?? Most tools were kept, but Art is finally getting rid of his tile saw he used to tile both of our previous homes. We don't foresee any tiling in this home's future, so good bye to a bulky piece of machinery. Obviously things like the stroller, changing table and crib have to be saved.
I wont bore you with the rest of the details and inventory, but as you can gather we thought about everything we kept and tossed/donated. Whether we still have a lot of stuff or too much stuff is no longer up for debate. Everything has been gone through and agreed upon, so what we now have, we know we have for a reason, and we know where it is, and this has been such a mind altering relief.
Our drop dead due date for completion is next weekend. We'll see if we make it. Wish us luck! Linking up with my friend Jules for the William Morris Project. Come on over, you should see what she did with some bookshelves!
Are you all working on any projects right, and are you ready to pull your hair out?