We still need to work on the kitchenette/dining area so no pictures from that corner of my world yet... and the stockings are not yet hung by the chimney with care but we're getting closer, we'll get there.
The great thing about being single is that you can have stuffed animals in your living room and Barbies in your dining room and nobody's manhood is threatened. For that matter... you can have a deep purple bedroom and keep Little Debbies in your nightstand.
Here's one little story for you... one year Cody's class was dancing in two numbers very close together. I think there was one number in between. If you've ever seen the Nutcracker you know that each number is about sixty seconds. We had to get kids out of the Mother Ginger costumes and into Russian costumes (or the other way around, I forget) in that one brief number. This meant that it was all hands on deck backstage getting these kids changed. I think we had about a half dozen mommies in a very, very small space helping with the change. The kids were maybe 2nd or 3rd graders - too young to handle a quick change by themselves. Annnnnyways... the side of the stage we used for their change was only accessible from an outside door and the pathway leading to that door was very, very dark as was the changing space. We couldn't use flashlights because we needed both hands to help the kids change so one of the moms had the bright idea of using those little round lights that you can stick anywhere. They were about six inches round and you tapped them to turn the lights on. One night we were particularly punchy while waiting around backstage and one of the moms - who may or may not be a member of a local school board - stuck two of the lights under her shirt and turned the lights into breasts. Funny enough, just by itself but then we realized we were not alone - the male guest dancer was also back there as his dressing room was also in that corner of the backstage area. We all dissolved into stage whisper giggles and snorts! Good times.
We're all feeling a bit sore but the house is definitely taking shape. Austin hung pictures for me this afternoon and it's amazing what a huge difference that makes.
Another week is tripping by... hope yours is going well! Love and hugs, y'all!