Monday, May 25, 2009

Home Again

I have been away for a couple of weeks so I didn't get to finish my spring cleaning project. With Simple Mom. Once I get caught up on laundry and other stuff, I am going to continue the process.


I posted this on FB, but wanted to post it here too. The reason I have been away from home. He had a massive heart attack while getting ready to go camping with my mom and sister on Mother's Day, which was also my sister's birthday.


Kenneth Allen Winham


5/12/2009 12:47 AM


Mr. Kenneth Allen Winham, 60, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harvest Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens.


Pallbearers will be Ricky Woodward, Dewey Toole, Bobby Timmerman, Joshua Barron, Cameron Baynham and Joseph Baynham. Honorary pallbearers will be S.C. Highway Department maintenance employees in Aiken.


Mr. Winham was born in Louisiana, a son of Lila Mae Reese Palmer of Shreveport, La., and the late Morris Allen Winham. He moved to Aiken in 1969 and was a supervisor with the S.C. Highway Department. He was also a member of Bethel Baptist Church.


In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis Funderburg Winham; two daughters, Becky (Caleb) Risinger of Middletown, R.I., and Bonnie Winham of Aiken; a son, Michael (Terri) Winham of Louisiana; two grandchildren, Teddy and Kelsie Risinger; three sisters, Dorothy (Richard) Rouse of Ft. Worth, Texas, Marsha Miller of Owensboro, Ky., and Joyce Welch of Ft. Worth, Texas; and a brother, James (Thelma) Winham of Johnston.


Memorials may be directed to the Aiken Heart Association, 1003 Hammond Road, Aiken, SC 29803.


Mr. Winham's online guest book may be signed at


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Thursday, May 7, 2009

still cleaning...

I never would have thought that it would take me 2 days to clean the living room, especially considering that the only thing that really needed decluttering/cleaning was the bookshelves and movie cabinet. I do need to switch out some toys for K, but those are in boxes in the garage so they will have to wait until we can get them out. But, the bookshelves are now decluttered and the movie cabinet is looking better. I put all of our DVD's into a case and tossed all of the individual plastic cases. I am hoping that we can get C's dad to put most, if not all, of our VHS movies onto DVD for us since he has one of those nifty little machines that does that. And then, the movie cabinet will look awesome!!
Here is a before pic of the bookshelves:

And here are the after pics:

I left the bottom 2 shelves on each one open because K likes to pull anything on those shelves off. I am going to get some baskets to put some toys in for her so they are not out in the open and it looks nicer.
And I have a nice little box of stuff for the thrift store. I hate doing yard sales so I am not even going to bother with trying to do that. I suppose I could try to sell some of the books on ebay or another used book site, but I don't know that I want to do that either. I don't have the patience to list each one, much less that much uninterupted time.
Today and tomorrow (and maybe the day after!) I am working in the kitchen. I did unclutter some of that before we moved, but I think I can overhaul it some more. We'll see. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten any before shots yet. But I still have a ways to go so maybe I will get one or two at least!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I decided to do some spring cleaning with Simple Mom. She has a pretty good way of doing things and it just might make life a little easier along the way too.
Here are some photos of what I have gotten done so far today.




I am pretty much done with the downstairs. It isn't anywhere near done, but it looks better. Not a lot in my giveaway box, but that is only because I have mostly paper clutter downstairs. I should have more later this afternoon after I have gone through the upstairs bedrooms. I'll post more on that this evening.