Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I'm being selfish...

I decided to concentrate on ME for a while. It started yesterday morning. Olivia and Eileen were awake and I told them to listen for Sean while I jumped into the shower. They had Sean up before I got a towel and made my way into the bathroom...grrr. I started the shower intending to make it a quickie. Instead I had a "spa day". I shaved, worked over my feet with a mini pedicure, and ended it with an application of my favorite (discontinued) lotion...verbena & lemon from Bath and Bodyworks. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! :oD

Then I decided to throw caution to the wind and start cleaning my bedroom. We're suppose to be getting the house ready for the grad parties in a little over 2wks. Usually that means you start in the main living area and work your way through each of the rooms until you run out of time. Problem is that means MY room never manages to see any work done in it. Actually it ends up WORSE since it's the room where everyone throws things they don't know what to do with. It's also the storage area for outgrown clothes that never seem to want to stay in their boxes.

I decided to do a Clean Sweep type of cleaning. I opened the bedroom window, put some big kids outside it and started handing them things with instructions of which pile it went to. One of the piles was the "deal with" pile for clothes. By the time we were done emptying most of the room you could've lost a teenager in that clothes pile! We have WAY too many clothes! Most of today was spent sorting the piles and going through boxes of outgrown clothes. We got rid of a lot of stuff. It feels good. :o)

So tomorrow (or I guess later today) I'll be in there for the third day which should do it. I'm vacuuming everything, scrubbing everything, and am considering even painting. I know I have at least one gallon of paint for that room in the basement. I might even have 2. As the cleaning goes, so goes the painting. It's never been given a new coat of paint before although I've always intended to do it and had bought what I needed to do it.

Sean's not liking this plan a bit. He especially hates the vacuumcleaner. LOL He knows when that thing is going there is no getting any loving from Mom. It's good he makes me stop and take a break every once in a while. My sinuses and eyes are agreeing with Sean...they HATE this! My head is pounding, eyes are itchy, nose is dripping and throat is scratchy. I keep telling's here, deal with and just keep on cleaning since it's not going away.

I made a mistake though...I sat down! I'm falling asleep as I type this. I don't want to sleep! I want to go clean the fridge, maybe even start painting the small bathroom! Noooooooooooo! Don't give up on me body! I wanna work while the cleaning bug is here! What if I wake up tomorrow and have lost every ounce of gumption I had? Oh well.....body is winning...will have to post more tomorrow (like how I REALLY want a camera and why).


Thia said...

It's good to be selfish once in a while.
One of my all time favorite scents is the (discontinued) lemon grass sage from Bath and bodyworks. I have a little bit of the lotion left which I rationed out for a while, but now have decided to just use it b/c I am worth it!

Jody said...

Sounds like some serious decluttering is going on. I envy your energy to attack it!!!

I was just watching your photo changer on the side and your kids are just so beautiful.

Lisa said...

Ooh, I think we must be alike in the cleaning department. Sometimes I just get going and go, go, go. And then when I lose my gumption it's a year before it comes back. I've been on a painting jag here. It's been 5 years since I painted anything. I told the kids they better like it because they'll be teens and adults before I get the urge to paint again.