09 September 2008

Back to normal....BLAH!

Well, I have finally hit reality. I had to do actual housework yesterday! I have been taking a break from it for the past 2 1/2 months, and yesterday Darwin told me there was mold growing in the downstairs bathroom, and I should probably clean it...but he wasn't telling me what to do...hehehe. I dug out my house cleaning book, and right there on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 list of chores was "Clean toilets". BLAH! Don't get me wrong, I haven't been totally slacking, but I have been too distracted with unpacking all the boxes of stuff, starting school, homework, and then of course, playing on facebook and reading everyone else's blogs. What a reality check for me.
Yesterday I:
*made the bed
*washed 3 loads of laundry
*folded 2 loads of laundry
*cleaned the counters
*cleaned the bathroom sinks (B. did the one downstairs)
*changed the towels in the kitchen and bathroom
*cleaned the top shelf in the fridge
*B. vacuumed the living room rugs
*C. swept the stairs, entry, kitchen, and dining room
*C. took out the trash
*cleaned the toilets
*made real dinner
*walked/exercise
*practiced piano
*and did homework until I cried (I really couldn't figure out two math problems, and had to email the teacher)

For those who don't have the awesome house cleaning book, I am a total list person. If I can check something off of a list, I completely feel like I have accomplished something. The lists are really good, and have stuff on them like; clip children's nails, work on a hobby, pay the bills, plan for birthday cards/gifts, change furnace/ac filters....etc. Very thorough. I found my list at motivatedmoms.com. They even have Bible chapters to read everyday! I'm not sure that I have ever finished an entire page before, and I know that the sinks need to be cleaned every day now, but being able to check off the list makes me feel like I did something and I can prove it! =)

Well, I must be off to school now....Math. I really love math, I am just getting so many rules mixed up in my head, I don't know which one to do first! And this morning, I have already cleaned mirrors, washed laundry, and emptied the dishwasher....and played on facebook and blogged! hehehe!

2 comments:

Rana said...

Good for you............and it makes you feel so good to get those things done. I really love the little book you gave me. I have been using it everyday since I haven't been working. I cleaned the top shelf of my fridge too...it's kinda fun to know we are doing the same things! Of course my dishwasher has been broken for a week and I ain't getting any help. My poor spoiled hands are taking a "drying out" beating! Well, geez, Logan and Levi have full time jobs for heaven sakes and Marnie is in school full time and I just sit around eating chocolates and watching soap operas! And I worked full time last year and I STILL had to do my share. Imagine that?!
Have you always like Math???

Jen said...

Sounds like you're accomplishing a lot. Are you enjoying school so far? I'm sure the math will work out for you. It takes a while to get back in the groove of things mathematically but eventually all the rules begin to stick and it works itself out. Good luck!