Sunday, September 28, 2008


Saturday I made a date with Thomas. It was a cleaning date. We set aside the entire day, aside from some school assignments I had him do to catch up for Thursday. Bob had to go to work, so it was just the two of us.

We kicked it. The two of us scrubbed, dusted, vacuumed, changed sheets, pulled curtains off the rods to be washed, got on hands and knees and washed floors. We were both exhausted at the end of the day.

We only got the upstairs done. BUT, we also got our school room completely organized and picked up. We can actually do school in there now, if we so choose.

Bob put my new office chair together last night and put it in the school room, so I guess we may have to use the room a bit more.

I culled about 100 books off our shelf, boxed them up in Surf laundry boxes (I have a thing for saving those, don't ask) and stacked them in the closet. I need to start selling, I just don't have the energy right now.

Whew. This feels SO GOOD to be back to normal again.

Now today I'm faced with 10 more loads of laundry, a basement to clean, and I have zero energy. I woke up this morning due to cramps. Bad cramps. The kind I usually get the first and second day, not the fourth day. Grrrr.

Next week I'm expecting the furnace guy to call and come install our new furnace and AC. That will take two days and into the third, as he put it. It would be really nice of me to get rid of the cobwebs before he arrives. And not have baskets of dirty clothes taking up space.

I need an energy pill. I think I'll settle for a nap, and enlist Bob's help on getting the basement done. It won't take long with three of us.

One thing on Thomas's to-do list today is to fill the bird feeder. If we're going to be in the school room, we might as well be watching the birds again.


The Cooking Lady said...

Oh my stars. I did the same things this morning. Granted I am limited due to me recovering from my spinal surgery, but I bammed(my sons word for going through things quickly) through my old pantry.

I have 2 pantries. The old one is the original and has built in wooden shelves. The new pantry has a metal portable shelving thingy that my husband got from work(he works in a grocery store, so it is definitely workable.

I rearranged both and boy oh boy is it great.

It is on my Christmas list to have wooden shelves put in my new pantry, for I am losing so much shelf space with the metal rack. Ahhh, we can wish, can't we?

I love cleaning.

Heather said...

But is IS nice to look at the sparkly clean house, isn't it? I'm still anxiously awaiting The Jetsons Era robot maids.

We have SO many homeschool books. Our biggest problem right now is the fact that I'm homeschooling 3 kids. Most of the stuff we have *might* be used again with a smaller child, although a good half of it never is, and you just never know until you get there. We have the same problem sorting and getting rid of clothes.

Kate in NJ said...

Awesome! We have been cleaning here too and now we need to "tackle that basement"..ugh.
Yeah on your new furnace and I hope you'll post pics of the school room when you have time.