Monday, August 24, 2009
Yesterday was like a patchwork quilt of cleaning successes. A counter here, bleached sink there, shoe rack organized there, etc.
I always awake on Sundays relishing the sparkle of my manic cleaning Saturdays, and typically poke around doing more obscure things, like test 8937283955 pens to see if they work, while Todd pretends he's watching Spongebob with the kids (wink). But since he's been off, Sundays have become the bane of my existence. As soon as I get my groove, he concocts some surreptitious plan and suddenly announces that he and the kids are leaving. I know you all dream of this, and I appreciate it for their sakes, but I abhor being alone in my house, because I am tormented by the temptation to knock a wall or watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Ew right? Can we still be friends?
Today I sorely need to tackle my car, as the console has become a cross between a salon and a desk, and the glove compartment is like a wilderness survival kit, assuming there's vanity in the wilderness. Ick.
I would also like to get into the crevices of the carpets again, and wash more walls.
Some de-cluttering, rezoning, regretting. And then play group. Debe your ass had better be there.
To borrow from myself, how about of you guys:
-Kept L & D under control.
-Wipe down toilets.
-Empty all wastebaskets.
-Clean out your car. Organize cds, weed out your hair clips, pens, receipts, notes, DS games, rubber bands, everything. Tiny caddies are amazing and I highly recommend them but if that is too much, just thin it all out. Same with the glove compartment. A brush is okay, your Oil Can Henry receipt from 2001 is not. Now wipe down the inside, make sure you have wiper fluid, check lights, clean out all the shit, remove car seats, dump, shake, pound, strip, wash the whole shebang. Vacuum the rest out, this will thrill you to no end. Maybe hit the $3.00 car wash later.
That's it. I'm thinking aside from the basics, if we focus on one task there is a greater likelihood of success. Try it. And let me know. :)