Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunny Sunday Cleaning #2

I had every intention of cataloging my whirlwind of spring cleaning, but the whirlwind has been more of a snails crawl! The dust bunnies are winning and I see no end in sight!

My modest goal for today & tomorrow is to have ALL the surfaces cleared off & dusted. We'll see how that goes! I have a feeling that I may just be shutting the kids doors & doing a stash -n- dash Saturday afternoon.

I have already put away a ton of stuff in the laundry room, making room for all the stuff that is out & doesn't have a home yet. I also need to get the rest of the Easter stuff put back into storage. The kids just don't want to put the baskets & buckets away yet.

I have 6 days to get the house company ready, I am co-hosting a "Tastefully Simple" party Saturday night. Should be fun, even if it isn't very frugal! A night with the girls is always worthwhile.

My raised garden bed is built & now I am just waiting on my delivery of dirt. Thankfully my brother dug a big hole this week for his foundation, I should be able to steal a dump truck full! The weather is beautiful here, but I'm sure it won't last. I don't dare plant in the ground before Memorial day!

On the "Frugal" front I did not have a great week! I feel like I've spent all the money I've been avoiding spending for the year in the last few days. I can't complain too loudly though, sometimes you just have to break down & spend the money. The Prince needed new baseball spikes, like he wore a 2 1/2 last year, this year he's wearing a 6!!! The toaster kicked, my niece is having a baby so must sew a quilt (buying a little at a time, since I'm still deciding on a pattern), groceries, gasoline, blah blah blah. I did squirrel away some into the EF. That account is growing, so I must be doing something right!

We celebrated Earth Week by planting 7 trees at our local state park, where my sister works. The kids loved it & will insist on visiting there tree ALL SUMMER LONG, I'm sure! We also celebrated Volunteer Recognition Week with a big breakfast at work. We had 29 volunteers recognized in our north county area, it was an impressive turnout. If you volunteer at anything THANK YOU! Your services are truly valuable & valued, it doesn't take much to make a difference in your community. Even the smallest gesture can change someones life for the better.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Recovery & More Cleaning

Thankfully I am recovering from my minor surgery! It took a while to get out of the fog though. Next time I have anything done I want the GOOD drugs. I've tried Vicadin and now Darvacet, neither of which made me REALLY loopy. The darvacet made me a little hyper when I hadn't had enough to eat with it. Next time I want pink elephants, gosh darn it!

This week we have been clearing out more stuff and gathering clothing. I need to get the first floor sparkly clean by the 2nd of May. My neighbor & I are co-hosting a tastefully simple party here.

I shined the sink last night with baking soda & vinegar, the counter is wiped down. I also washed sheets for all our beds this week.

Upstairs I need to stick to my 15 minutes a day in the sewing area. I just have so much stuff "out" that needs a home.

I also have to make my Easter dishes & prepare the baskets today. I have to label about 100 pictures from the dance recital to give to family tomorrow!!!

It feels like I never get anything done, so if I write it down I can see that I did a lot more than I think I did!!!

Started seeds
Kitchen counter
laundry area
Easter shopping
Bed linens
dishes, laundry, dusting

Spring cleaning this week:

Linen closet
Bathroom cabinets
curtains in living room & kitchen
scrub the tub

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dance Recital 2009!

The ballet dance was to "Uptown Girls"

The tap routine was to "Never Go To Work"

They are just so cute it's hard not to laugh at them, but they all got their standing ovation at the end of the evening program!