Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Anything But Clean!

There a few things on my mind today, and one is to avoid cleaning. I joined this Weekly Menu email group which I think I am going to like. Each week, the site emails you a menu, including a grocery shopping list and recipes. Neat! So far, I have made one recipe and been inspired to cook three nights in a row. A rare event, sad enough to say!

But in addition to this, I checked a box when I signed up for some other weekly reminder. I don't recall what the topic was, I think something about being organized. Anyway, the email that came was a note saying: your goal today is to deep clean shower/tub, including under valve covers in the current area for 15 minutes only. You will probably not finish all of this task, just do as much as you can in that time then quit.

How funny is that? Just the thought of deep cleaning my tub has caused me to straighten, dust and now blog. Anything But Clean the Tub! So maybe the note isn't bad. I probably won't clean the tub today, but then maybe I wouldn't have dusted if I hadn't seen that note!

It is much more fun to play dress up and take pictures like this:

What beautiful big eyes!


Laura K (NC) said...

I don't like anyone telling me what to do. I keep hearing about FlyLady being such a great motivator, but I'd not do what she says just out of spite. Wear shoes all day, she says. Don't go to bed without polishing the sink she says. I'd walk around barefoot just to say I could, and while I admire those who have polished sinks, that's just not a daily reality I'll ever attain with three boys living in the house.

Holly looks amazing! It's been a month since I've seen her, I think. I hope she is feeling as well as she looks.

trivani said...

Oh, I agree that playing dress up and taking pictures is so much more fun than cleaning the bathtub! Holly is such an adorable baby, and you are a strong mom- thank you for sharing your story with us in the blogosphere.

Your story is a reminder to me that a cleft palate is real, and does happen close to home. I think that because I have never personally seen anyone with a cleft palate, that in my mind, I imagined it to be something that happens somewhere else, in poor countries. Oh, what foolish thinking!

Thanks again for sharing, and may God bless you and your beautiful family!

Lisa McClatchy