Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Have you signed up for the read-a-thon yet? If you answered no, I suggest you hop right on over and do so! It's on October 18th this time around, so actually there's plenty of time to sign up if you're just not sure about your schedule yet. But if I were you, I'd just go ahead and rearrange my schedule and make sure that I could participate!
See how much there is to look forward to...
*Duh! 24 hours of reading!
*A delightful, dedicated, hard-working hostess...Dewey. She really is the best!
*The incredible feeling of community and friendship.
*The chance to win prizes. There's always lots of prizes.
Personally, I've got a few other things that have me extra-excited about this read-a-thon...
*Annie's going to join in with me again.
*Two of my favorite people, Nymeth and Chris, are going to get to read this time! I am soooooo excited about this one!
*And finally, I'm hoping to be reading here:
Except that if all goes as planned, it will no longer look like a war zone, but will have been transformed into a cozy little reading room.
Okay, not that I want to bore anyone with the story, but I feel the need to explain the state of that room. I swear, we're really not that incredibly slobbish as a general rule. But the boys, who had been sleeping on the floor of our room for many months, promised that if they could share a room again, they would actually use it for sleeping. Perfectly fine with us. We decided to turn Max's room into their bedroom and Gray's room into a playroom. So in order to paint what is now their bedroom, we totally emptied it out by just hauling it and dumping it into that disaster area pictured in the photo. So now the boys new bedroom has been painted, we've installed bunk beds, and they are officially now "living" there. (Though there are still some odds and ends to finish up.)
Okay, time to deal with the playroom. Which I really was not looking forward to one iota. That is until Rich and I came up with the brilliant idea of turning that room into a reading room instead! There's an area in our basement where Rich has most of his books housed. We've decided to turn that area into the playroom, and use the room up here for our library. Though I suspect we'll all still have a bookcase in our bedroom, and Rich will still have his office full of textbook-type reading, we're hoping to fit everyone's books into our new cozy, little room. Isn't that just so exciting? Okay, maybe not to anyone else, but it sure is to me! And our goal is to have it done in time for the read-a-thon. Not sure if we'll make it, but we're going to try...