Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Productive

Today has been a very productive day for me, thanks to no transportation and a good friend and her good deeds.

I made plans to take my car in to get some things checked out on it today, which meant I would be without a car for most of the day. If any of you know me that is pure torture!! I headed to the gym this morning(it was still too cold for Maryn to go for a walk) then dropped the car off at the dealership. Jenny was nice enough to come and get me and we stopped off to get our diet cokes for the day. She told me if I didn't have any errands to run then she would just have Maryn come and play at her house so I could get some things done around the house.



Of course, I told her it was okay she didn't need to watch Maryn, but she insisted, like always. She brought me home and I immediately got to work. I hadn't done any serious cleaning in a while so it took me longer than usual to put a dent in it. Since Christmas I have been putting off going through some stuff and finding a home for other stuff so it was nice to tackle this kid-free. It is so amazing what I got done in less than three hours without any interruptions!





I wish I would have taken a before picture, of my room especially. It always seems our bedroom is the "catch all" room. Whenever there isn't a "home" for things I just automatically take it to my room and begin stacking things in corners, on a table, etc. Finally it looks somewhat like a master bedroom, but not totally. I still have no place for all of my craft/scrapbook things so they have found a permanent residence in the corner of our room. I dream for the day I have enough space in my house so all of the clutter will be out of sight. BUT Is there ever ENOUGH space?



I plan on finishing up a few things I didn't get to today, tomorrow. BUT I am so glad I was FORCED to stay home, FORCED to not have Maryn here, and FORCED to clean up. It feels so good, and I just hope it stays clean for at least a couple of days. I may become the wicked witch of the west if my girls destroy my hard work. hehehe!

14 comments:

Jessica said...

your home is so beautiful! its always nice to be able to clean without having any kids around. it seems like our bedroom becomes the catchall room, too. i think you've inspired me to try and get it organized!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!! I love your hard wood floors. You have such a cute houe.

Anonymous said...

I love when my whole house is clean. When you can have all the doors open and not worry about anyone coming over. An amazing feat around here for sure. Your home is beautiful.

Angela said...

Looks fabulous, Angie!

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Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! I am so glad you got so much done. And took pictures and all. Ummm am I rubbing off on you a little much? So much we look alike HA! Or I should say I look like you? Now the question is did you light the candle to top it off? THere is nothing better than a clean house, and an awesome vanilla scent.

Jill said...

I love days like that! Time at home alone is such a gift. I'm always thrilled with how much I can get done and love how satisfying it is to look around and enjoy the clean and the order for a little while (until everyone comes home and trashes the place). It's worth it even if it's just for my mental health. I'm glad you had a great day and so pleased that you posted pictures of it all.

michelle said...

Sounds like a great day! Great photos, I love the tulips on the table. My whole house is rarely all clean at the same time, what a treat!

Anonymous said...

I had that day today too! I even let my little guy stay out back & play with friends until 6pm cuz I was getting sooo much done inside -alone!! The others were gone on errands.

Your house sure looks crisp & clean!
Love your colors too. :) -ciao

amy m said...

I'm with Jill, staying home is such a gift. It's awesome you were able to get so much done. Doesn't it make a huge difference? Your home is beautiful.

Laurie said...

I love your decorating style Angie. I always read about your friendship with Jenny and thought I'd come say hi. :-)

Anonymous said...

Your house is cute! I have the same "Family" sign in my house but it is black rather than white! I am impressed! Hard wood floors have to be a pain to clean-I complain about all of my tile floors!:)

Anonymous said...

your home looks great! and that feels so good. glad you had such a great day.

pam said...

I love your home, it is so inviting. Don't you just love a clean house even if it only lasts for a few minutes.