Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Lurks Around Here

After yesterday's attempt at a nap for me was foiled, today I put the twins down and tried cleaning a little. Emma was at pre-school, and Drew was awake but content in his swing. I really did not want to relax and have Drew start fussing, so I decided to get a little work done. I figured he would be wanting attention soon, so I started by sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor. Mopping had not been done in a month. I am thrilled to finally be able to see the color of my kitchen floor! And surprisingly, it is not the color of smooshed bananas and spaghetti. Go figure. Drew was still happy but awake and I still had energy, so I tackled the living room. Why, you ask? Because seeing this every day is depressing.
For those of you who don't know my house, this is not the toy room, this is the one and only living room. We don't have a toy room, so everything stays out here. And yes, we have the kids pick up all the toys every night, but there are so many of them now it is impossible to keep it all cleaned up. (Toys, not kids. On second thought, that probably works for my kids, too.) I needed to purge. (This time I really mean toys, not kids.) I packed up two big boxes of toys to either get rid of or rotate back in later. This was so needed, we have been letting a lot go recently because of the end of the pregnancy and the new addition. For example, this is what I found under the couches.
Seriously, where does all this stuff come from? I just kept working, Drew fell asleep and stayed that way for two hours, and I got a ton of work done. This was the end result.
Yay! We can actually see the floor, and there is finally a place for everything. It was so defeating every night to see the clutter and now I feel a hundred times better. Almost like I got a nap today! I worked up an actual sweat, (losing baby weight, perhaps?) and I am officially taking tomorrow off. I will not clean, but take a nap and I just might stay in my jammies all day. Bring on the BonBons!


Love my babes said...

Yeah for you! Don't you wish you could be like Samantha on Bewitched? I do every day!

Anonymous said...

GREAT Job! :) I'm so glad you did that and that you had the energy. I can see that you are doing well b'c you are able to get these things done. I'm glad you're taking tomorrow off. ;)
I'll bring over some bon bons. :)

Lia said...

WOW good job Tiff!!! Doesn't it feel great??? Now you inspire me to clean the kitchen, and go for a walk!! Not to piss you off, but I clean like that EVERY day, but its part of the "ocd" LOL.... I feel down and ill, I figure the fresh air in the minus 1 temps were having will do me and Brooke good!!! Glad to hear you are all good! xx