Tuesday, September 23, 2008

it's time...



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...

14 comments:

Jean said...

Wow! And will this also count as one of your home renovation projects for your 50 list? I hope so!

Debi said...

Jean,
Oh no...I plan to find a way to make all this count as more than one!

Jean said...

Okay, the new boy-bedroom is one. The new playroom is two. The new reading room is three. How am I doing?

Carl V. said...

I am really excited about your play room, I cannot wait to see pics of the finished project. Feel free to fly me in if you want some extra help, I've done my share of cleaning and rearranging this year!!! (But don't tell Mary I offered because there is still work to be done around here!).

I am so disappointed that I cannot fully participate in the readathon because I'll be helping my parents move that weekend, but I will be participating partially and Dewey and I are working on a joint thing where I sponser a R.I.P. related mini-challenge. I'll be posting about this very soon. And of course it will involve prizes!!!

Eva said...

A reading room is awesome! :)

I'm so excited about the read-a-thon as well: I've talked my mom into participating!!! I'm still trying to convince her to guest-blog, but I'm sure I'll get there. :D

Nymeth said...

A reading room! I love the idea! It's going to be so cosy and nice. I hope you do manage to get it ready in time for the read-a-thon!

And I'm sooo exited. I've already started the process of hoarding books for it. Not that I don't have enough to read here, but you know as it is :P I want shiny and exciting new ones :P

Bookfool said...

Sounds exciting to me! I used to have a reading room. I've been working on unburying it, this week. I was really, really excited when I managed to work my way over to the fat leather chair and remove all the books from it -- hubby had put roughly 50-60 books on it. I can sit in my reading chair, now! I'll probably have an attack of claustrophobia if I do, but I can sit in it! That's half the battle.

gail@more than a song said...

I think a reading room sounds very exciting! And you'll have to post pics of your before and after too.
So I guess the bunk beds are working out good!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

LOL! Love that playroom! :) Best of luck with your read-a-thon. I don't have the time.

kreed said...

A library! That is exciting! And I want to see pics of the boys' room! And are they actually sleeping there?

Melody said...

A reading room!!! I know I'd love having one!!! ;) I can't wait to see the finishing works! You've to keep us updated, Debi!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I want a reading room! Very envious. Not of the work to put it together but of the final product!

Trish said...

:( I'm still so heartbroken I won't be able to read this time. And I'll be out of town without a computer so I won't even be able to cheer. But know that I'll be cheering you on at least in spirit.

Dewey said...

I would be just as excited as you are by both the reading room and the fun of putting it all together. Of course, that's work, too, but the fun kind!