I was awakened this morning at 5:30 a.m. by an earthquake rattling our closet doors, and decided I might as well get going since painting and toddlers don't mix very well. I quickly decided that I was incredibly over-zealous with today's goal; I should have given myself a day of cleaning and prep and then split the living and dining room into two days. But I also quickly decided that I really didn't want to pull all this stuff out again tomorrow, especially because I remembered I had volunteered to have people over in the morning. So I might as well try to shove as much in as possible today.
I was painting pretty much every minute I could, and the boys were a bit impatient with my ignoring them the whole day. It's nice that I can watch them in the playroom and in the backyard from my vantage point standing on a chair in the dining room; it made the morning slightly more tolerable for everyone. I had to take the afternoon off and take the boys for a walk because they were losing it by then, so I resumed again after they went to bed. I ended up finishing the living room trim, both coats on the wainscoting, and a first coat on all the dining room trim, but didn't get to the shelves. I feel like with the living room out of the picture, tomorrow will be more manageable. Pictures to come!