Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thank you!!!!

Thanks Melinda and Steph for your tips and directions. As you can see I have made some alterations, and although I consider this to be a work in progress, it is a step in the right direction. Next I will work on my title area!

Today was a busy day and seemed to fly by. I have been trying to be a better housekeeper and keep up on sweeping, mopping, vacumming, laundry, dishes, yadda yadda... There is a lot more than I thought that needs done just about every day. I am happy to report that the laundry has been folded right away and put away for 3 weeks now, my personal record. The floor has been swept everyday and the carpets vacummed every couple of days for a week, another record. And dishes have been rinsed and put in the dishwasher, which is run once a day and emptied, and the table and stove wiped off after every meal! It is so nice to come home to a clean entryway where shoes are stacked neatly and bags hung up. The clothes are in the laundry baskets and toys picked up before bed. I even changed the kids sheets to cotton ones! They were still using our flannel winter ones. Hot!

Mark is impressed. I haven't been this good for this long ever in our marriage. Once we struck a bargain: he would put away his uniform if I cleaned off the counters before he came home. That didn't last long. But with the house looking nice he makes an effort now to not leave his work stuff lying around. Sweet of him.

Now, my bedroom and bathroom are still awful, as is the laundry room. But, everything I have already cleaned has stayed that way, and I will be tackling the rest this evening and tomorrow, since I don't have to go anywhere except take Oren to school.

I think the meds are part of the reason for my housekeeping motivation. I haven't been depressed lately, and I haven't been as easily distracted. I used to try cleaning something and get sidetracked by other cleaning things and by the end of the day nothing had gotten done. Now I find myself able to finish projects, as well as stop them when I need to if the kids need something instead of being so focused I ignore everything around me. A nice medium.

Here's hoping I can keep it up.


Melinda said...

Very nice picture! I'm glad you got it all figured out. I need to get as dedicated as you with housework. Even my 'schedule' has fallen apart and my house is trashed 90% of the time. Way to go!

Stephanie said...

Your layout looks really neat! Good job on keeping your house clean, with laundry and dishes and clear entryway and such. That is a big accomplishment, and you should be very proud!