Friday, March 28, 2008


I am in the mood for cleaning, so yesterday I got out my notebook and wrote down everything that needed to be done to every room. Mainly so Randall could see it and give me a helping hand. HAHA! Yeah right huh?

You may not know that I hate cleaning. My cleaning considers of stacking the mess into a neat pile. Not too great huh? I keep my house looking good enough, but I wish it was perfect like most people's house. I don't think I can do that watching children all week long though. Ruthie is pretty good at picking up and putting things back, so I can't complain about her.

Anyways, I got our bedroom mostly done. I cleaned windows, the dresser, tv, sidetables, gun cabinet, and my jewelry box. The blinds were clean enough. I plan on doing baseboards, the ceiling fans, and organizing the closest. Fun fun I tell you! Actually, I am looking forward b/c our room already feels much better.

We plan on rearranging our living room again. I want it back the way it was before winter hit. When winter hit, we had to put the wood stove in, and I hate where our couch is. Plus, there isn't any room for our coffee table right now. When we rearrange it, we will have lots more room!

Randall is trading a guy some headphones for some laminate flooring. I hope it's enough to do the back bedroom. We don't use most the rooms in our house, such as the back bedroom, nor the 3 rooms upstairs. So, we plan on laying this laminate flooring in the back bedroom b/c it has AWFUL carpet. It's so embarrassing I won't even explain it....seriously!

The main reason I want to get started on the back bedroom is b/c Randall and I finally discussed trying to conceive our next child. We both talked about March of this year, back in December, but I changed my mind, which is odd, b/c I am always the one pushing. I just felt like we both needed to find a church, find ourselves, and make some progress in our marriage. I feel like we accomplished all of those. It's an amazing feeling. We talked about trying in a few months, like May/June. We might change our mind, but for right now we will try soon. I want to start on the room before we even start trying, so here is our chance!

It's finally the weekend. It's been a long week. I have been working on losing weight. (Yes, again) I just felt like after we talked about another baby, I had a lot of work to do on my exterior. It sucks, but hey, I need to right?! I weigh 10 lbs more than after I had Ruthie. Sad to say, but it is true. I am gulping down the water and doing exercise when I can. I have taken the kids for walks down the dirt road and they love that! Today I pulled out the gazelle and did 1.5 miles and did some crunches. Lets just hope it all works!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Cheri said...

I'm impressed with all you want to accomplish- it sounds like you've gotten a great start!
It always does feel so good when it's done but hard to get it started.

Mari said...

Wow - you've been really accomplishing a lot. Doesn't it make you feel good to get that cleaning done? I don't like cleaning either, but the feeling you get when it's done is great. Good luck on that back room. We're just starting on our dining room.

BethAnne said...

When you finish there, could you come here and help me? I have no plans for spring cleaning or fall cleaning or winter cleaning. We will be moving in a few months, so I figure I will clean after everything is out of the house. Until then, we live in a pig pen! Have a great weekend!