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Saturday, February 19, 2011

52 card pickup..........

As a kid, did you ever get tricked into playing 52 card pickup? I remember my brother (the biggest stinker in the world) introducing me to this frustrating bit of haha when I was about 6.

For those who don't know.....you ask someone if they'd like to play cards because you have this great game called 52 card pick up. When your intended victim is ready, you shuffle the cards but not on a table top. Just let them fly and they go everywhere and then you announce there's your 52 cards......pickup.

Anyway, that's what we're doing here at Casa de Cuckoo. We're switching rooms instead of cards but it feels like 52 card pickup. For those of you who know what it's like to redecorate, restorate, upgrade or have add ons, then you know of the pain in the butt, of which I speak. But this isn't because we will have anything new except maybe better "feng shui" in the house.

GK is getting to be so grown up, so quickly and it's about time that she had her own space. I was raised as an only child so I never had issues with a younger brother always up in my "bitness". But GK and Ry in the same room is verrrrrrrry interesting to say the least. In their shared room, he (who is only 6) leaves his cars, trucks, dinosaurs, blocks, whatever all over the floor and is hard pressed to understand.....people walking here Ry! She, (almost 11) leaves her stuffies, clothes, books, homework and DS anywhere it happens to land and also is hard pressed to understand, if ya don't put it back in the same place........um, hmmm, it might get lost or worse buried. (Or borrowed by your little brother for one of his science experiments...it's happened.)

As those of you who have been following me for awhile know, I am in a constant state of flux. I long for static living. Or at least I think I do. I have moved my "studio", I forget how many times in the last 10 years. Least important always moves first is the thought process, I guess. But here I go again.....the funny thing is, my studio "area" is only moving a few feet. Whereas the rest of the rooms we live in are doing the 52 card pickup thang.

Breakfast area will be no more. Bye, bye. Computer (since we only have one now) will move into that space. Living Room and Dining Room will switch places so that we have a table to eat upon. And Shelley will move to what used to be the computer room which means we have an empty space for Ry to move into and GK gets the whole room to herself.

Sweet Man and I always lay down a tactical plan when we get ready to do anything like this and so we have our ballet well choreographed. We didn't just sit around and watch Sesame Street when Shelley was little without coming away with intimate knowlegde of the Ernie and Bert cooperation game. We know how to pour out the milk in order to store the bottle cap collection which is replaced in the cigar box with the dirt from the flower pot which now holds the milk. Understand????? Me too.

Anyway after all this planning and sitchamatating.....the kids say they are fine with staying in the same room together......oh hell no.


  1. Girls need their own rooms and eventually boys do too. they are probably feeling a little lonesome for each other once all the moving started. It's a good thing though. Feng shui works! Good thing you are so well adjusted!....that does come with age......

  2. Whew! I'm slap wore out just thinking about all of that LOL!! Have a great weekend - hope you get everything back in some order quickly.

  3. ROFL, you just tell them to enjoy it with their little lips trembling ;o)

  4. It's that time of year to move that stagnant Winter energy around. Enjoy!

  5. Yes she definitely needs her own room and when she has it she will love it. she's just trying to be nice and not make waves.

  6. oh I hope it all goes smooth. sounds like a huge job to me. I am sure you will have many stories to tell us Linda. have fun, lol...take care.

  7. So Funny Friend & soooo Kids!!! Just when you think you got it figured out, they go & change the plan...or at least try!
    Congrats on the new floor plan, it makes PERFECT SENSE to me!

  8. 52 card pickup! (groaning) I remember that too well. It sounds like a lot of shuffling is going on in your household right now, but you're still managing to keep a sense of humour about it ;)

  9. Kids sure do need their space. It sounds like a lot of changes but that's good. I sure do remember 52 pickup.. my sister was the culprit.

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