Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mom-Liness Part Deux . . .

When I woke up this morning, I went into my clean living room. Sat on my clutter-free couch, looked at my neat coffee table and sighed in contentment. Then I went into my clean kitchen, admired the shining sink and clean countertops, and marveled at my clean stovetop. Then I made me a cup of coffee, drank it, and put the cup into a half-full dishwasher. And I smiled.

For the first time since we have lived in this house, the living room and the kitchen have been clean for longer than 24 hours. I have kept them up for 24 HOURS!!

Now, that might not seem like a big deal to any of you, but for ME - THIS is a MILESTONE!! My best friends, my husband, and my mom can tell you - housekeeping is not really my forte. But yesterday, I got on a kick. And you know what? It's STUCK!! Today, I have done laundry and actually put it away. I put the dishes in the dishwasher and wiped off the counter after breakfast. I swept the kitchen when I dropped something on the floor. In a nutshell - I have cleaned as I go today. And you know what? I feel GOOD.

Something about looking around at a clean house just makes me feel good. Knowing that my husband, who has worked hard all day, will come home to a clean house and have a minimal amount to do to help out feels GOOD. And you know what? I have more time to myself today. While Jake naps and Emily watches Dora, I have time to send out a couple of much-needed emails, look up some songs, and blog.

Wow . . .

Now I need to clean my bathroom. That won't take 20 minutes. After that comes my and Ronnie's room . . . now THAT one's going to be fun . . .

2 comments:

Wendy said...

I'm sure you've heard of Fly Lady? If not, check her out, she'll help you stay on track with the house. I utilized her methods a few years ago and much of it has stuck, although I don't follow it exactly (of course, I'm a neat freak by nature...)

Good luck!

Supermom2JakeAndEmmy said...

Oh yes, I have been a faithful FlyBaby! LOL. I need to get back into the routine - she really is wonderful. On a side note, my sink has been shining this whole time! :-)