Did I tell you about my neighbor? His name is Wesley and he is a Yankee. Yup, New York boy came to live beside me by way of Atlanta. He has always been a nice guy, stays to himself and is pretty quiet. We speak, we wave, but that is about it. Well, while I was in Atlanta Christmas, my other neighbor, Kat, asked if she could throw some trash in our trashcan. Sure, no problem. So, when I get home Tuesday night my trashcan is out to the road. I send a Thank You text to Kat for taking the can to the road to find that she didn’t take it there. Hmmmm Well, when I got home Wednesday evening, the trashcan was returned to the back. So, I send another text to Kat, “Did you bring my trashcan in?” Nope, we must have a trash fairy. Ha!! Thursday morning on my way to work, Wesley’s girlfriend was coming out and said that he took the trash out because the can was full. Ha, my trash fairy has been found. Well, I made them some chocolate chip cookies and took it to them this evening. I think they were shocked, but very happy about the cookies.
Day two on the Housekeeping schedule. Bedrooms! I was not excited about this one because my bedroom is ridiculous. I’ll leave it there. So, here is todays explanation: Bedrooms – Change bedding, wash sheets and organize clothing. Vacuum the floor and clean windows and mirrors.
Yes, I did it all. When I woke up this morning, I stripped the bed and put the sheets and pillow cases in the washer. I did notice this morning that I wanted to get out of bed and I was looking forward to something. This is working. This afternoon when I got home and after I delivered the cookies, I started.
I first cleaned my guest room. I had already washed and changed the sheets, so I cleaned the mirror, window, dusted and vacuum. Room one done.
Looks nice and smells good.
Ok, now I move on to my room. I start by cleaning off all the surface areas. There was so much crap on my dresser and night stands it was well, like I said it was ridiculous. Then I move one to this….
What is that? My Mama knows was that is. That is the box that has been sitting in my bedroom for three years collecting dust and dog hair. I finally went through it and cleaned it out. This was the first box of trash out of my bedroom. Then I moved to the vacuuming. I vacuumed under the bed, behind the bed, behind the chest of drawers, behind the armoire, moved the night stands out and vacuumed behind them. If if held still, I vacuumed it. Then I found this…
It’s my Jesus time basket. It was buried under three pillows, I DON’T EVEN USE and other crap. After cleaning out this basket I know that it just hits home on the fact that I’m not spending as much alone time with God that I really need to.
So, then I move on to making the bed with fresh sheets and making the bed….
And here is my clean bedroom. Please ignore the paint samples on the wall I’m sampling new colors. Baby is laying at the end of the bed and is very happy with the way the bedroom smells now. Not musty at all.
All in all I got one box and one large trash bag of trash out. It’s embarrassing that I even am writing this, but lets be honest. We all let some things go and this was what I let go.
Oh, the daily upkeep. I was so busy cleaning, that I forgot to eat, so the dishes are done. Yes, I did eat a little something. Laundry, well the sheets and bed spread are done. Bed is made and I will count all the crap I threw away as the 10 min tidy and 10 min shed junk.
Tomorrow is the kitchen and I am looking forward to that one. I feel so much better knowing that my house is getting back in order. I also feel that because I’m taking it in smaller bites, that I can put more time and not be overwhelmed with it.
Oh, I went to the doctor today for my 5 month check up. She said that I’m doing great and was really excited at my progress. I am at 72lbs and going strong.
And there is the 2nd bite of the elephant.