Friday, January 23, 2009

Takin' care of business

So, I got a crapload of cleaning done today, and - as is evidenced in the background of one of the photos I'll be sharing with you soon- I also managed to watch Grey's Anatomy from last night. Ho. Lee. Cow. Tear-jerker.

I'm so glad Dennis wasn't home - I'm sure he just would have shaken his head at me and thought I was a crazy woman for getting all teary over a fictitious show.

Let me just tell you - it was a fabulous day. I pretty much power cleaned like a mad woman, never adding more than 3 things to my to-do list at a time, and crossing each one off with alternating blue and yellow highlighters as I went along. I will be sharing a picture of my pretty little list with you when I get around to posting the others from my day.

So, I conquered the kitchen, living room, dining room, and part of the master bedroom. I lost track of how many loads of laundry and dishes I did. Anyway, it feels good. My house feels bigger and I didn't realize we had so much floor. Wow.

I've still got a fair amount of organizing to do so that things don't get so out of hand again, but at least for now, things are picked up and are put in bins or boxes, out of site, until I can figure out the best way to store stuff.

It's amazing how a clean(er) house makes you feel more peaceful and relaxed.

I just figured out the self-timer on my camera today, and I couldn't get a picture of me and the apron that didn't make me want to jab my eyes out with a sharp object (actually, to be honest - that's an exaggeration...none of the pictures wanted to make me jab my eyes out - I just wanted to be dramatic) so once I manage to get a pic that I'm semi okay with, I'll be sure to share it with you as well.

Can I also just say that it was really nice to have a day to myself? It was refreshing and even somewhat rejuvenating. By the time Dennis and I went to pick up Kaylee, we were literally racing to the front door of my Mom and Dad's house to see who could get to her first. (He is bigger and stronger than me, so he won).

I was so excited to see my little peanut! And she had a wonderful day playing with her grandparents. It was good for both of us.

Well, as much as I would love to stay and chat, I have the honor and privilege of going to work tomorrow - on a Saturday - (it's really not that bad - I just like to moan and groan about it at every chance I get because I really would much rather be home with my little familia), and so it's time to go read my Twilight book and then pay a visit to Mr. Sandman.

I'll post pictures of the day as soon as I can.

Possibly tomorrow.

If you're lucky.


Mom said...

Sera, you definitely won the race to our front door! It all happened so fast but I saw you and Dennis running into the house and Dennis pulled you right back out the door. Then you were both in the house again - he definitely bullied his way to Kaylee! I'm wondering if he got thorns from the rose bushes in his jeans for that act of rudeness...and just didn't tell us.

You waited so patiently to have Kaylee in your arms last night. It reminded me of the days when you were little and let the other kids on the playground go down the slide before you did.

But Dennis is a grown up and he should have known how hard you worked to get the house all cleaned up! You should have been rewarded for winning the race by getting Kaylee first. I can't believe I let him have brownies and ice cream last night!

Al and Ruth and Noelle said...

Yay for a productive, baby-free day!! It really is amazing how much better you feel when your house is more together. Bummer about going to work - I hope it goes by fast.

Debbie said...

Just wondering if you are as OCD as I am. Did you add items to the list that were already done just to cross them off with the highlighter? Been there...done that.

Jenners said...

A clean house is a happy house. If only there were a spray that would keep it that way. : )