Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Yesterday was one of those amazing days that rarely happen.

I woke up with a goal in mind. I felt like all the crap in the front room and kitchen was beginning to bury my family. First thing was first I had to get rid of the piles from my kitchen. I'm afflicted with a strange disease - I like clean houses but am rarely able to keep my house clean. This seriously bothers me.

So as soon I woke up I began the kitchen tackle. It was amazing how much time I spent cleaning it up, the better part of the morning. Once I got Chas off to a nap it was sweeping and moping time. It's amazing how beautiful a totally clean kitchen looks with the sun coming in the windows. It was amazing.

Not to mention just cleaning the kitchen was great but the kids were totally wonderful too yesterday. I had so much fun with them and I really needed that. It feels so wonderful to be a mommy when you're kids and you are in good moods if even just for one day. What really makes most of this possible is Bonnie's personality change since she's turned three. Everything and I do mean everything has become tremendously better. I had not expected this till she was four because everyone said at three they don't get better. But with Bonnie's ability to communicate to me her needs, everything is better. I really realized this yesterday with her ability to tell me when and what she needed to eat and to even tell me Chas was stuck between the wall and my treadmill.

So then it was errand running time and the kids did pretty good for that.

Then we came back and I decided it was better that I begin the tackle of the front room rather than any real work that brings in money. So I got almost everything picked up in the front room. Just needs to do a little vacuuming and I'm done!

Just to add a cute photo. We traveled up to McCall, ID to see the winter carnival. They do this every year and they have ice sculptures and what not. We had a really fun time with the kids. We packed up the wagon and the sled and just took them all over the city. Some of the ice sculptures had slides and bridges and if you can imagine those were a hit with Bonnie. This is a photo of Jay, Bonnie, and Chas in front of a sundae.


Aim said...

I too suffer from the liking clean houses but not being able to keep mine clean. It really does feel good when I get things cleaned up.

Donna said...

Wanna come clean my house too? It suffers from no deep cleaning. After I get stuff picked up I don't wanna do the deeper stuff.

quilts and quirks said...

Sally, This disease is from your mother. I can't get or keep the mail sorted or put in the right place. I can keep it vacuumed and dishes done, but PAPER is beyound me. But. tax time makes me get it in order. Not fun!!

denverallens said...

Was it Tuesday at 2 o'clock?

Blueberry Park said...

Hi Sal. Fab to see some snowy Idaho scenes. I had the pleasure of being an exchange student at U of I (many years ago) from UK. Loved it!