Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hurray!

I am so proud of myself. I finally got the energy to get rid of the junk pile that has been scattered around the house 2-3 times. I sweep everything off the floor into a huge pile, then the kids and I pick through and put things away. Everything else gets thrown away.

It's fine to sweep it up, but if I just leave it there that tends to not be a good thing.

After spending nearly 3 hours trying to help Amanda scrub down the walls - military housing requirement thing - I went home to take a nap before heading to piano lessons. She called me to make sure I was awake and to let me know that she was burning out, and didn't feel right making me either watch her kids again or go spend several more hours helping her clean since I am still very mildly spotting here and there. We asked for help from the Relief Society for today, but I was the only one who showed up. Lovely. Anyway, she decided to call and hire a housecleaner to take care of the interior of the house. This lady cleans everything except the carpets, and garage, garauntees you'll pass inspection, and is about $200 starting. That's if the place isn't a pig stye. Totally worth the money, since she is sick and I am running low on time. Now I can breathe a little easier and she can get started putting the new house together a little bit.

After that, I packed up the boys and ran to my lessons. When I walked in the mom apologized for forgetting to call, but her littlest daughter has some sort of viral thingy that some people are very susceptible to and some aren't but there's no way to know. So we decided to cancel for this week, and I was very okay with this. Sores all down the mouth and throat don't sound fun, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to be exposed to anything nasty right now or my kids! The boys and I went to the grocery store instead and came home with some essentials, and waffle bowls for banana splits! We had our pizza night I have been promising the boys for 3 days, and they had a great time.

But the best part is that my living areas got picked up! I told the boys we had to work up an appetite for our ice cream and so Oren was in charge of toys, Nathan the trash, and I grabbed any clothes and books. The house got swept and the living room vaccummed, and then we all enjoyed our well-deserved sundaes! This absolutely had to be done tonight because I have a sitter coming in the morning to watch the boys while Mark and I go to my appointment with the OB. I didn't want her to come in, turn around, and leave after seeing the mess! Now it looks presentable, and I don't think she'll be scared. Usually I just throw everything into the kitchen/dining room and close the doors, but she'll need to get the boys breakfast in the morning, so that all had to be clean too.....

Won't Mark be suprised! Now, if only I could find the energy to fold all the clean clothes all over my bed....

3 comments:

Jake & Lisa Danes said...

I was grateful everytime we moved that we never lived in base housing. What a pain in the butt to have to pass a white glove inspection! You are an awesome friend to help especially in your condition.

Stephanie said...

Hooray for having energy to clean! Hope your appointment goes well.

Rachel H. said...

That DEFINITELY deserves a HOORAY!!! I am so happy for you--and I think Mark will be delighted!