Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Dirty Little Secret

My house is almost constantly in a state of disarray.

I do try, but somehow all the blankets get unfolded, the dishes are dirty all the time, laundry piles up, toys are strewn about, and every surface is covered with what can on a good day be described as "clutter".

And don't even get me started about the basement and garage!

Michael has had some vacation time, and I thought it would be a GREAT day to try to get some things done. So I started with a list:

And then I realized that today was Michael's last day off. And that the weather was GORGEOUS! And that we've been spending way too much time indoors or in the car. So instead of "clean for one hour" and "clean out basement/garage/cars/office", we did this:

While Michael did this:

the girlies and I played here:

We ate dinner out here:

"Naptime for girlies" turned into "family nap". But, we did walk to the library, get a birthday outfit for Thing2, the girlies are in bed, and I am now blogging, so at least I accomplished part of what I set out to do!


Michael Haren said...

You're being too hard on yourself. It's a battle and the kiddos are ruthless :)

raybird said...

Sounds like a great day to me :) Your "messy" house looks like my house AFTER I clean up, lol.

picturingtheordinary said...

Honestly, your house doesn't look any different from anyone elses...well, maybe it looks different compared to those people who endlessly clean, but who wants to do that!

Oh, and yes, I'm responding to your blog instead of getting ready for the library. :)

You're brave though, putting pictures up of your house...I don't think I could do that! Are those the shelves that Michael made in the basement??? LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

Love it while you can Honey. It'll be over before you know it! :) D&D