Back again for day two of the wonderful Blogtember Challenge organized by the lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love Blog.
Blogtember is an annual link up challenging bloggers to post every day for a whole month using a list of prompts as inspiration. It's also a fabulous way to discover now blogs and to meet lovely new blogging friends.
Today's prompt: Share A List Of Your Current Goals..
This is a fun prompt :) OK, is anyone thinking about Halloween yet? Hee hee :) OK, my current goals include...
1. Getting a Hogwarts uniform together for Halloween...
What? Isn't everyone doing this? :) I make no apology honeys, I'm a Potter fan, a dyed in the wool fan of the Harry Potter books & movies. I once proudly spent an entire late night shift at work on the night the last book was released (at midnight of course) dressed in a costume which (hee hee! see what I did there? :) had long, very dramatic (and useless to work in lol) black, velvet sleeves complete with a very tall (and utterly fabulous) hat,and a light & sound wand (of course!)
Confession time! I only went to see the first harry Potter movie simply because one of my favourite actors was in it. The beyond compare, and will be forever missed, Alan Rickman who so wonderfully brought Professor Snape to life. Once I'd watched the first movie though I had to read the book and then... well, as with many (many, many) others I was hooked! Add in the incredible Stephen Fry reading the audio books, the most incredibly talented actors all making appearances and the very finest talent in British film production involved how could anyone not completely adore the fantastic world created by J K Rowling?
So, how am I preparing my Hogwarts uniform then? Well. I have my House tie, black trousers (more practical for work and since it will be end of October too... well it'll be cold honeys!) white shirt and of course my wand :) I've just sent for my house gown which (again with the which/witch hee hee :) in honour of dear Mr Rickman is in Slytherin House colours. Safe to say, I can't wait for Halloween honeys :)
2. To continue working towards an organized & orderly home..Right now I'm trying to decide on what should be the next project in our home. If you're a regular visitor you might have read about our most recently completed areas. The first was adding storage cubbies and organizing the large storage cupboard at our back door and the other was to paint & re-organize our tiny entryway/mudroom, adding shoe storage, somewhere to sit etc.
What's next though? I'd like to start on our bathroom but that's more of a re-model and I don't think we can afford that right now since it will involve re-tiling and re-fitting as well as fitting a new shower enclosure.
Definitely too big a job for right now especially since Hubby already has quite a task ahead of him on his next holiday from work in a couple of weeks when he'll be stripping down the fence in the back garden and re-building it, lowering its height.
I'm tempted to start work on our tiny guest room which has somehow turned into a storage room again. It would be nice to have it looking lovely and all organized before our brother's visit. OK, so, technically he's actually my brother in law, if you want to be picky about it, being Hubby's younger brother, but for too many years now he's just been my wee brother and he's loved too much by us both so it always feels odd to refer to him as my brother in law :)
Right now our guest room has too many boxes and the single bed in there is home to my own mini version of Ikea, since that's where I put organizing supplies like baskets etc. Each time we downsize or declutter a little more I end up with empty baskets. I suppose technically it's evidence that our efforts to clear the clutter from our home are succeeding? If that's the case though why is there still so much stuff everywhere? It realy does feel like a never ending task :/
The other area that needs a little TLC is the middle landing as you go up the stairs. Wall to wall (either side and under the window) is lined in bookcases and there lives our mini library... well some of it :) I am a lifelong book worm honeys and I married... you guessed it! Another bookworm!
Seriously, we have a ridiculous number of books scattered around the house but our mini library could certainly use a little order restored. What are your thoughts honeys? Which shall I do first? Whichever it is, I'll share here on the blog as always :)
Till tomorrow dear ones, (when our prompt for day three asks us about Summer's end) keep smiling and hug every single chance you get :) Huggles always xxx