Friday, February 23, 2007

Domestic Diva

Well, in honor of Swistle's "Digging Ourselves Out" project, I thought I would list some of my grand accomplishments this week. I have done about an hour a day of housecleaning, all in all, but probably only in ten minute spurts at a time, so I think it should still count! I am one of "those" people who actually wasn't in too deep of a mess to begin with, but I have definitely been letting things slide lately. So I was happy to take the challenge of getting things back to normal around here.
I had a list of the things I wanted to do each day, and while I am behind (of course) I still have made good progress. My most exciting accomplishment was cleaning the bathroom very thoroughly, which hasn't been done for about a month. I even dusted the baseboards, people. I was proud.
I also did lots of laundry, but it is still sitting in baskets waiting to be put away, and for some reason the longer it sits the more I resist getting to it. But, I dusted and vacuumed both the living room and the den! And I have done much better about keeping the kitchen somewhat clean, as well. My goal today is to put all the stupid clothes away, and then to clean the playroom. This always looks daunting, but is never that time consuming once I actually get to it, so I have hopes of actually accomplishing my goals today.
So... This is a very blah post today, but I couldn't think of anything else to update on. Oh wait! Yes I can. Swistle, I took your advise about keeping the nail clippers on hand and waiting for a low-key moment to spring the process on Addy, and it worked! One morning right before her nap she was all cuddly in my lap, and I just started clipping away and she went with it! I only got the hands done, but I have hope now that I may one day get the toes too!
Oh well. Small triumphs. But I'll take what I can get.


jim said...

My retinas are happy to hear that!

Swistle said...

Yay! And your post inspired me to take a close look at certain little toenails around here, and I found that some of them were earning themselves a promotion to "claws," and so I did a little clipping.

Jess said...

Will you come clean for me too....pretty please??? Just kidding. I applaud your motivation. I'm not quite there yet. I'm waiting for this whole nesting thing to kick in.....

Congrats on the nails!!

Mommy Daisy said...

Way to go on the cleaning. I've been more motivated this week too. Well, at least until today.

Oh, I'm glad you found a good way to clip nails. I'll remember that if I ever need it.