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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stop the Presses!

I made a BIG, HUGE accomplishment yesterday.....drum roll please...............................

Yes, I, Current Queen of the Toilet Paper, managed to get all my washing, ironing, AND housecleaning completed in one day!! It's the first time since we brought home Andrei!  It was nearly 9:00 last night when it was all finished, but I finished it!

I've tried the method of just concentrating on one room a day, but it doesn't work for me.  It's kinda like when you begin a remodeling project.  Painting the kitchen leads to dingy looking tile.  That leads to new tile.  New tile shows how scraggly the cabinets look, so that lead to new cabinets. New cabinets show just how nasty your kitchen faucet is, so that leads to a new faucet.  New faucet = new sink.  And on, and on, and on. 

Same with house cleaning.  A clean child's room shows just how dirty the other ones are.  Then you notice dust all over the bookcases in the living room.  And then you notice the fingerprints all over the sliding glass door, and so forth.  It just easier to get it all done at once.  Up until yesterday I usually managed everything but the floors, and I would get that finished the next day.  Today I'm just getting to enjoy my already clean house this morning.  I'm breathing easier today.  My secret?  Andrei took a really, really long nap yesterday and the girls were quite cooperative yesterday about cleaning up the toys off the floor. Combined with my hypersensitivity about getting everything finished, I met with success! Whoo Hoo! (And maybe because the girls left yesterday afternoon to spend the night with their Mimi could have a HUGE factor in the matter...) 
Wow, such stimulating news around here....

3 comments:

JennStar said...

Whew-hoo!! So excited for you! I completely understand the"floors wait until tomorrow" thing because it always happens here. I'm just happy if my kitchen is in order when I go to bed- forget about the clothes on my dining room table that need folding or the mess in the kids bathroom that I didn't catch until after they were asleep (one of the things they are responsible for). Celebrating with you!!!

Lindsey said...

Good for you! I got my floors mopped last night and the kitchen really clean...and then quit. Enjoy that house!

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

I am the same way! IT MUST BE DONE IN ONE DAY!!! I think of it as one of my gifts. As in, I am gifted in my single minded-ness to have a entirely clean house at one time. . .God bless and enjoy! : )

 
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