Saturday, January 16, 2010

So, the day is almost over and what have I accomplished?

10:30 a.m. - I finally woke up. Sleeping-in is awesome!
11:00 a.m. - Ate cinnamon toast crunch for brunch and then watched "What a Girl Wants" on TV. Good movie; and yes, I teared up at the end when Lord Dashwood had decided to withdraw from his candidacy and fly to New York to tell his long lost daughter, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), that he loves her. And Daphne finally got the father/daughter dance she had always wanted.

Anyways, after the movie was over, I piddled around the house a bit, procrastinating; denying the obvious list of chores I had made for myself this past Thursday night, when I was actually looking forward to an open Saturday that would allow me the time I needed to really clean the house. Yea, I ignored that list on my nightstand until about 2:30 p.m.

2:35-6:00 p.m. - I cleaned and I cleaned and then I cleaned some more: all the baseboards, trim, moldings, blinds and ceiling fans were dusted. All wooded surfaces gleamed with Lemon Pledge. Smudges and fingerprints were erased from both bathroom mirrors. The claw-foot tub, shower, bathroom countertops and yes, even the loo, glistened after Clorox Scrubbing Bubbles had done its job...There are no dishes in the sink right now, because they are all in the dishwasher. And that's nice; I hope I never take my dishwasher for granted....Our Frigidaire was even purged today of any item that had passed it's expiration date...or smelled funny. Side note: all said and done, I went through 9 trash bags today. While on that topic, every trash can, including the trash compactor, received a new liner. My rugs have all been vacuumed and those tiny little stickers that Geoff and I often step on, OUCH, are gone; at least until one of us goes outside and tracks them back in. I swept every square inch of our little casa; underneath beds, couches, behind and under chairs, night stands, tables etc. And then, I brought out the Orange Glo so my hardwood floors would shine once again.

6:00 p.m. - I took a brief pause from the cleaning to have a small bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream; I had truly lost track of time. I hadn't even realized it was time for supper. So, yes, I had dessert before dinner (I never do that; in fact I rarely have dessert. But I considered it a reward, a "sweet break.") Then I decided to make my husband Taco Ring for supper. It was yummy; and to add to our Saturday night dinner for two, we watched a DVR recording of Community we had forgotten about. It was hilarious.

7:00 - Cleaned up dinner, loaded the dishwasher, washed dishes that could not fit in the dishwasher and wiped down my kitchen countertops and stove top with Fantastic!

Sometime after all of that, I started laundry. But my wonderful husband said he would finish it. I love him!!! Then I picked up all Izzie's toys and put them away, started another grocery list, took some tubs/items out to the garage (which desperately needs to be organized; another job for another, warmer, weekend) and all nine trash bags were taken out to the dumpster.

I don't think I had officially stopped until about 9:00 p.m. Then the thought occurred to me: "What have I really accomplished today?" All of this to say, yes I'm so glad my house is really, really cleaned; it needed it! But at the same time, I think "Where did my day go?" I kind of feel like I wasted it a bit. Maybe I was too thorough and thats why the majority of my day was devoted to cleaning rather than hanging out with friends, shopping, reading or going to see my family today. Instead, I didn't make time for any of that this Saturday; regretfully. At least there's Sunday...and MLK day. And I'm very excited about Sunday and MLK day because on Sunday, we are leaving for Houston to visit our good friends down there and to participate in The Call on MLK day. (For more info, go to and click on Houston.) I think it's going to be an amazing experience and I hope the event makes an impact. Please pray that the eyes of Houston and our nation will be opened.

So, back to today. About 9:45/10:00, I decided to sit down and blog about my day. It's almost 10:45 (I've been interrupted a few times)...but now my thoughts are on my nice, clean, crisp new sheets Geoff and I put on the bed. I love clean sheets and I'm ready to smell the fresh scent of our fabric softener again. Time for sleep! But wait...Izzie needs a bath!

1 comment:

  1. Thats awesome stuff Babe...You are awesome and you make me laugh (even when you don't always mean to...)