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.
*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
*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!