Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Day 3

WARNING: Today's post deals with boring, boring material such as vacuuming, dusting, washing windows and purging unnecessary objects. Is not thought provoking material. In fact, I won't be offended if no one reads it, it just feels good to look back on my progress of the past two days.

Regarding #7 of previous post: I'm on Day #3 of spring cleaning. Wow, it's amazing what I can get done when I put my mind to it. I took this week off from my 'work-from-home' job, cleared my calendar and am attacking one or two rooms a day. I did have to fight to keep a clear calendar, but I was determined! This house needed to be fumigated, it is so grungy. It helps that hubs is out of town. Last night I took the kids to Chick-filet(Sp?) and the night before we had a take home pizza and salad. So far, I've done the dining room, living room, family room and half the kitchen. The kitchen gets finished today. The kids are a bit nervous -- "when are you doing the bedrooms?" Ha! "Only the shadow knows! it will be a surprise."

The hidden cache of Pepsi is a welcome refreshment. Yesterday, #1 son stayed home from class and I made him go to the library to work. I'm a woman on a mission! Out of my way!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When you hit the bedrooms hold them to the higher standard...its a long summer ahead and you want the kids to fear you if their rooms regress back to any state that is below your standard...You sound like you are working your butt off to get the house in order...if the kids mess it up...take away things they love...make them cry...they'll live without their TV or games...

Karen said...

Thanks, bro! (Can you tell my brother is Army?)

Kim said...

It's always great to get the house clean. I completely agree with your brother, and I'm not in the Army. (I have been told I would be a good drill sgt though).

Lynne said...

I love when my house is bright and shiny clean - I just hate getting it that way! It's usually picked up and neat, but there's dust around. And then there is Shelby's room and bathroom - I try not to go in there unless absolutely necessary. I wonder - how can she live like that??

Becky said...

Woo Hoo! You GO girl!!! Reading this has even motivated me. I think I'll go rinse out my coffee cup.

Jungle Mom said...

Can you come clean my house when you finish yours?

Anonymous said...

Hello Karen,

The blogs terrific, your writing some great stuff. Lets start making some shorts stories and send them in to the contest. I got about a dozen contest going; probably won't win, but its a try.

I wrote a little something about your mother and I when we were just kids, about a nieghbor "Mrs. Huffered" deaf as a door. When I do a little more editing I'll send it.

Bat Masterson