18 February 2008
The Best Gift!
Well, I got my Valentines Day present today when 4 women showed up at my house and spent 3 hours cleaning! Oh happy happy day! Since today was Presidents Day, David closed the office and spent the day here at the house. We spent the morning working on my list of "honey-dos" and then at 1:00 the cleaning ladies showed up and went to work. David left and went to the office for a little while (when you are self employed you really never get a day off) and the kids and I went outside. Actually, Kirstyn and I washed the windows outside while the ladies were working inside. I wanted Kirstyn to be a part of the cleaning process because I didn't want her to think it would be okay to sit and watch everyone else work. Then we came back inside and I put James in the floor with some toys and Kirstyn and I folded some laundry. Even though I didn't do any of the "official" cleaning, I worked my hind-end off picking up and putting up and doing laundry and dishes. I also made several trips from inside my house to the garage sale pile in the garage! When we moved into this house, I NEVER thought we would own enough stuff to fill it up...boy was I wrong! Now I am constantly looking for a new place to stash something. My newest mission is to get organized and get rid of stuff that we don't actually need. I watched an episode of Oprah a while back about Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? It was very interesting and I even asked David to watch parts of it and I think it is what finally helped him to understand why I get so frustrated when I can't seem to get the house clean and caught up! Anyway, for Valentines, David hired these ladies to come clean our house and I have to say that I think this is one of my favorite gifts of all time! I don't think I have felt this relaxed and at peace with my house since before James was born almost 9 months ago!