Friday, January 27

Impossible, but it's OK

So...I planned to join the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge this month by organizing & cleaning my basement (see my plans here). The goal is to have a useable, decent space by the end of January. Which is... MONDAY?!? Okay, first off all, the first month of 2012 is almost over. Holy cow. Second, I've made almost no progress and am wondering if I did, in fact, pick an impossible task. But I'm going to try to work hard on it the rest of this week so I at least have something to show on Monday. For now, if you want to brace yourself, I'll give you a peek at what I'm starting from. No judging. Deep breath. Here we go.

From the steps, this corner will be the living area. There is a couch under there. Yikes.

This is straight down the steps. The bar is right ahead.

To the right is the laundry area & utility sink. Yikes again.

From the other end of the basement, this is looking back toward the stairs. It's hard to tell, but there is a closet thing in the left corner that we like to call the dungeon. We keep tools in there now, but the space isn't being used very well.

This is the corner to the right of the stairs. There is a foosball table somewhere.

This is the space behind the stairs where we have all of the shelving. It's the only proof of progress I have so far!

This is the pantry area we wanted to have. A small success, but it's encouraging!

I actually worked on some more areas today while giving my newly made Mai Tei carrier a test run. I usually can't get anything done when Baby B is awake so I made a carrier I can use to hold him on my back. I think it was a success - Baby B fell asleep in it while I was working! Speaking of Baby B....

"oh, here are my pants!"

He's as cute as ever and, frankly, doesn't give a hoot what the basement looks like. As long as we have snuggles and blocks and blueberries, nothing else matters. So I may or may not get the basement done, but here's to not sweating it. After all, he's only small once and he is SO much more important!


  1. Egads! Look at that basement. I can't believe your mother raised you like that. :-) Also, that baby is looking more and more like a little boy. He will be tearing up that backyard this summer--and it will be fun watching him do it.

    1. Yep, it's definitely my mother's fault. ;)
      I can't wait for summer! It will be nice to have him tearing up the yard instead of the house. :)