Well…today was a day. I kept Max home (he’s been fighting a cold the last couple of days…and just needed a day of rest) and I took the day off. I got up at the regular time and got the rest of the kids off to school, then I worked like crazy getting the porch cleaned up and then totally emptied out 3 rooms – except for the large furniture. We had a guy coming to clean our carpets today. I am glad I worked so hard, because he showed up earlier than I expected. Our carpets look much better…though not perfect. Cream is a crazy color for dining room carpet…seriously…who ever thought of that… (actually I know who thought of it – and they never ate in the dining room). It’s just not a good idea when you have 4 little kids. Some day we will get it replaced or refinish the nice hard wood floor underneath…someday. Anyway…after the carpet guy left, Sam came and got our Kirby and took it to get fixed. There is definitely something seriously wrong with it. I am hoping it will be an easy fix and we can get it back quick…because not having a vacuum…well let’s just say, the Durocher household requires a good vacuum. I was worn out…Max played the Wii for a bit and I think I dozed off. I made him go take a nap and then we went and picked up Karson and Savannah. Jasmin got dropped off, and we hung out for a while and then went to church. Max and I also tore down all the wallpaper in our entry way…we call it the “red room” (because it has red/burgandy carpet) Sam and I have been talking about redoing it, because all the wallpaper is peeling…or being peeled…off. There isn’t a lot of wall space in this room, because it is full of doors…it opens to the living room, there’s a door to the mud room, french doors to the dining room, has a closet and french doors to the stairs. I feel like it’s something I can tackle and finish in a week. I had an idea for painting it with flat paint and then using a satin paint to freehand paint a swirl pattern all over it. I think it will look awesome if it turns out anything like I imagine. Anyway, tonight after church, the kids and I went to Walmart to get the paint. On our way out we saw this display that stopped the kids in their tracks. They thought it was awesome. So I had them pose for a picture…taken with my iphone so it’s a little blurry…but so cute…thinking I could use this in my Christmas letter.