Tuesday, July 12, 2011


It seems weird for me to talk about and even think about, but I really feel like I have turned some type of invisible corner within the past couple weeks.  I just feel like I have a lot more energy.  I actually WANT to clean (shocking...I know!).  This past week Erik has even said a few times, "What has gotten into you?"  I will fully admit to all my friends and family (and whoever else reads this blog) that Erik is the one who cleans our house!  He is a rock star!  I do most of the cooking, but he pretty much does all of the cleaning!  Without him our house would be a complete disaster.  Most wives I tell this to are extremely jealous (and/or confused).  I am VERY grateful to him...even though I do not always show him the appreciation that I should.  

I'm not sure what caused the lack of energy or this idea that I now have 'more' energy.  It might be because I no longer have grad school (probably a big factor)!  And/Or it may be because Tryg is getting older, becoming a little more independent and I have more room to breath!  I'm not completely sure.  When Tryg was two months old, I remember one of my friends telling me that you won't realize how much energy is drained from you after having your first born until they are one or two.  Then you'll look back and see the change.  Maybe that is it!

Whatever it is...I like it!  

I love it!

The best part for me is that I now have energy to create!!  My sister-in-law, Rachel, has passed on a blessing curse of some creative idea websites.  This one is my favorite.  I love hate them!  They are full of ideas for decoration and organization.  As a result I spent one of my entire lunch hours last week meandering through the isles of Michael's!  I am so excited to have more free time to take on a few creative projects...but am also a little overwhelmed about all the ideas swimming through my head.  

This weekend I made one project and also did some rearranging in Tryg's room in preparation of displaying said project.  I was going for a variation of this.  Here is the progression:   

This lamp is currently in our kitchen, but will be going in the corner of Tryg's room next to his changing table.  I changed the mobile that was there (a gift from Auntie Rachel) in preparation for the addition of the lamp.  
Here is the before and after:

***Note Tryg at the bottom of both of those photos getting into the wipes.  He likes to bypass the step of actually using the wipes and just puts clean wipes directly into the garbage...this is VERY helpful!

Anyway, I might just start a few more projects around our house (yes, Erik is a bit concerned).  I'll try to post photos of my adventures when I can/remember.


Holly said...

Super fun, Min! The lamp turned out really cute. I love seeing the before and after pictures! I checked out that website and I can totaly see how you could get sucked in! Glad you have more energy to do fun stuff. And, way to go Erik for doing so much housework! That is awesome!


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