Friday, January 08, 2010
The last of the "Today I" posts
(for a good long while, anyway)
Well, turns out all that pining for Matt here on the blarg last night gave me a second wind so I threw in the Created to be His Helpmeet audiobook cd and got to crackin'. (It's a good one by the way).
So glad I did too, because Matt called me at close to midnight (after JUST getting into the hotel~what a hard worker) and I got to chat with him for a little while (which wouldn't have happened had I been unconscious in bed). Got to hear that lovely deep "I love you" right before bed after all.
AND I got my bedroom cleaned, swept, and furniture polished, the closet reorganized, the Christmas boxes hauled up to the attic (they were packed a different day but never hauled), the baby nook nice and tidy, the garbage taken out, the rooms dusted and walls wiped.
AND I went to bed just before midnight, which was the earliest I have all week. (NOT something I am used to.)
...which is really GREAT because he told me tonight he should be getting home tomorrow MORNING instead of afternoon/evening and had I not got those things accomplished I never would have been able to accomplish all THIS today:
~ The children's room tidied, swept and vacuumed.
~The kitchen cleaned: which involved scrubbing the fridge, bleaching sinks, mopping floor, organizing and cleaning wall cupboards (and let me just say I found that the top shelf that I don't use for anything was at one time home to lots of mice. I had the most revolting bit of grossness to contend with but I did it. Thankfully, it wasn't near food or I might have done something drastic!), cleaned the top of the fridge, washed a weeks worth of dishes (and put them away). I even washed the tops of the dusty vitamin containers. (yeah. we are bad about taking vitamins. tsk tsk. and yeah, I am pathetic. WHO dusts vitamin containers?!?!?)
~vacuumed stairs (you ought to be ESPECIALLY proud of me for this because I H.A.T.E vacuuming stairs.
~Swept, mopped, and wiped dining room. Floor to ceiling. Added flowers and a new tablecloth to the table. And our wedding cake topper. (I am fully aware it isn't Valentine's Day but I couldn't help myself.)
~Furniture polished the antique sewing machine table
~ Wiped down washer and dryer (inside and out)
~Took garbage and burnables down cellar to take out tomorrow
~Cleaned both bathrooms. And granted, midnight came and went and I was fading fast so I didn't tackle the showers. I hate tackling showers. But the faucets are sparkly! and the toilets are fresh! and the floors and slippery! (That's gotta count for something, right?)
So, all in all, I got everything done I wanted to get done before Matt arrives home tomorrow. It's been a VERY productive week.
I simultaneously feel the urge to invite everyone I know over for a party so they can see the house at it's finest and to scream for no one to move: No child to get a toy, cut paper, have a snack or run in from the outside. Thankfully it is exactly 1:10 am as I type so the house can stay looking this way for a few more hours anyway. ;-)
Alright. I must go. to BED. right. now.
MATT COMES HOME TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!