We got our new carpet installed yesterday morning. Because they had to come during the day, I got to stay home from work so I could be there when they arrived. Plus, we had to have everything moved out of the rooms that they were carpeting so I had a bit of work to do as well. We pretty much had everything moved out Sunday night, but there were a few things that we left to the last minute.
Monday morning I got to sleep in for a little bit, then I got up and took the baby to day care. I figured as long as I had to pay her anyway, she might as well watch him so I could get some things done around the house. My housekeeping has been terrible since the baby was born and I really wanted to catch up on a few things. I spent the first couple of hours just cleaning my bedroom. I put away laundry, dusted, and pulled out the furniture to vacuum behind it. I was both amazed and disgusted to see what kind of filth we had been living with. After the bedroom was done, I started working on the bathroom and then decided that what I really needed was to just relax for a while.
I decided to lay down on the bed and just read for a while. I read several chapters of the book that I planned on reading during my maternity leave. I desperately wanted a nap but didn’t want to fall asleep in case the carpet installers needed something. So, I read my book and flipped channels until they were done. I’m pretty sure that was the most relaxing hour and a half I have had in the last 3 months. It may have been the first time I have been alone since the baby was born now that I think of it.
Of course, it couldn’t last. They finished the carpet and I got up and slowly started re-building my living room and computer room. One of the great things about getting the carpet put in is that it forced me to re-think my room arrangements. I’ve been feeling very cramped in the living room, so we’re going to get rid of some things and re-arrange the rest of the furniture. I’m going to clear out some of the cluttery stuff that I had sitting around and hopefully it will be a much more relaxing place for me.
So far, I am loving the way the living room is turning out. The carpet looks great and when I get home tonight our big screen tv should be there. Hopefully I can quickly get the kitchen back to normal (everything got shoved in there to prepare for the carpet) and then sit on my butt in front of the new tv for a couple hours.