Sunday, March 7, 2010

Clean Slate Sunday: 3.7.10 edition

Wow - what a fantastic week! We had lots of sunshine and that makes me a happy gal. I sure hope it sticks around.

I got a lot of stuff done around the house this past week and my plan is to carry the momentum into this week. I managed to keep the areas I spring-cleaned ... uhh, clean ... and at the same time continued sorting and pitching and organizing in other areas.

I'm sure there is some psychological explanation for my method, but this is what I have always done. When I get on a cleaning kick I will ignore the obvious things like vacuuming and instead work on the closets and cupboards until those are in order. Because my whole point is to organize the closets so when I do get to the other stuff I have someplace to put things away, right?

Yes, I also wash the sink before I do the dishes. What?

I fizzled out on the cooking I thought I was going to do last week. I had a pot roast FAIL and it kind of took the wind out of my sails. The kids and I laughed about it and ate mashed potatoes and cornbread for dinner that night. That was about the most memorable eating experience we had during the week, except for the mornings when I actually had a chance to sit down and eat breakfast with the kids - or at least sit with them and drink coffee while they eat. I treasure those moments.

It's been a tough time for missing my hubby lately. I'm trying to keep things in perspective and look at the big picture. This job is a good thing. It keeps the bills paid and helps us work toward some of our financial goals. But when I'm tired and achy and just don't want to deal with cranky kids or myriad other frustrations, I wish I could just turn to him for a hug and some moral support. As it is, I take comfort in knowing this won't be forever and even if he can't be here in person he can send supportive words via the phone and Internet. Gotta' love technology.

I don't get to curl up next to my husband in bed tonight, but I get the joy of a quiet house in which I can relax and recharge. Here's to a new week and a clean slate.


  1. I'm so behind on cleaning ... I just won't go there. But I have to dish out praise when I see someone use "myriad" correctly!!!! Of course, you would. I just see it wrong so many places, you know? :)

  2. Well it's a little easier to keep up with cleaning when I'm home alone all day! And yes, myriad is one of those quirky words I probably used incorrectly for years. ;)