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Spring in to it.

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Today is the vernal equinox, aka first day of Spring. This year has been unseasonably warm for my area. Typically I can still expect snow this time of year but our windows have been open or A/C has been on for the better part of two weeks now. So normally the thought of “spring cleaning” wouldn’t cross my mind for a few more weeks (if at all). This year though, I think I will make a spring cleaning schedule to bless my family.

  • Now, I already shampoo’d the carpet in the boy’s room because of Mr. DS1’s little marker experiment. (Seriously…he won’t be living that one down for awhile. :p) But I will make it a point to shampoo at least the main living area’s carpet this weekend. I’m not sure I will do our room, there’s a lot of other stuff that needs to be done in there, the carpet is the least of my problems.
  • This is mainly aimed at the entertainment center but I will clear off shelves and other flat surfaces and do some major detail dusting.
  • Go through some boxes that have been sitting around far too long.
  • Purge closets.
  • Organize cake supplies.


I’m sure I will add to this list, but that seems good for now. :) Now to stay motivated. Ha.


What the…

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For any of you who have had a child whom has drawn on the walls. Let me tell you this…

WALLS can be painted, carpet has to be replaced. 



It’s a list.

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Genesis 2:18 (KJV)

 My house is a complete disaster. I really shouldn’t be on the computer at all because my house looks like a tornado went through it. We bought a new table off of craigslist, and since we have no extra storage and our previous table has not sold yet I have four extra chairs in my living room, a big heavy table top in my hall, and the legs in the kitchen. Maybe we should have sold our table first…

But none the less, I have a lot of work to do, and I think it’s going to prove difficult with all this extra stuff cluttering my space. I may do this from time to time, it helps motivate me, so this is my to-do list.

1. Wash Diapers (I cloth diaper). – They’re in the wash soaking right now.
2. Unload the dishwasher (and reload with today’s dishes)
3. Countertops
4. Sweep & Wash kitchen floors
5. Catch up on laundry
6. Clean guest bathroom
7. vacuum
8. Pick up the boys’ room

I don’t have to worry about dinner tonight. We’re having pizza at church and meeting with other families with young children. I hope I can complete my list today though. I know the chaos has been bothering DH.

I can usually get what I want done if I dress to shoes and have my computer up so I have to stand to check it. Once I hit the couch, I’m a goner. How do you keep motivated?


DH surprised me yesterday by setting up dinner plans including a babysitter. For yesterday, not today. We can never find a babysitter on the 14th for obvious reasons. So I appreciate the thought to do it the day before. BUT said babysitter (my sister) got sick and didn’t tell us until 30 minutes before she was supposed to arrive. My DH of course was disappointed and started getting an “it would figure” attitude. My other sister was already babysitting in a city I didn’t want to drive the kids to in the snow, and my Mom was busy. It was looking like our night wasn’t going to happen. But I figured he went through all the trouble, and I was already dressed to go out, I gave my friend a call and she pulled through for us. We went out to Olive Garden and enjoyed a nice quiet meal together. We were out for only about an hour but it was worth it. It was very nice of DH to try to organize the night for us. I definitely enjoyed it.


I was going write part 3 … but I’m having issues today. I have a cake pop order due and my chocolates seized up. Also all the kiddos are sick. I pray for health and more productivity tomorrow.

Peacefulwife is a lot better with words than I am. This is about submission.