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On Wednesday night, I had just had it with our house. Well, not so much the house. The mess.
I make my best attempts at being pretty real here on the blog. I started taking pictures of what the house looked like, and I was actually afraid it would embarrass my family that reads. So, while I was okay with shaming myself, I didn’t want to make those people feel bad for being related to me.
Between busy schedules and Eric working to finish his semester at school (plus work), there was just mess and laundry everywhere.
I woke up on Thursday, took a shower, declared a day off school, and we got to work on cleaning and laundry.
Just over ten hours later, I stopped. Yes,ten hours later.
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Okay, don’t freak out. My house wasn’t really ten hours dirty.
Instead, I skipped out on Internet for the day, and cleaned up all the messiness, caught up on all of the laundry (only one shirt and a pair of socks are in my hamper right now), sorted through tons of mail, cleared off my dresser for the first time in years, organized my walk in closet, cleaned my mess of a craft room, sorted through/cleaned up the cabinet under the master bathroom sink for possibly the first time ever, loaded up the van with things for Goodwill, and more.
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While Noah and I were trying to get things into the van, particularly two large tables (one an eight foot table), he said at one point, “I hope nobody can see us doing this.”
I love that, though he was embarrassed by some of our crazy attempts at making things fit, he just kept helping.
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Both Eric and my Mom politely mentioned that it might be nice for me to schedule in a no Internet work around the house day every so often. Since I’m on an organizing high right now, that sounds like a fabulous idea. Although, it also makes me feel a little tired. Perhaps it would just be a good idea not to work at it for 10 hours straight.
On the up side, I did manage to walk over 11,000 steps and do 21 flights of stairs. (Thank you, FitBit, for giving me motivation to do one more flight of stairs after such a busy day, just to be able to break my previous stair record.)
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Apparently at least one of my kids thinks that I’m enough of a nut that I would pull off the road to take a picture of a sign about beer. Not only do I not drink at all, but it wasn’t even all that spectacular of a sign (not even a little).
The kids thought I was a little crazy when I pulled over to take a picture of the “neighborhood” (lines and lines of duplexes) that this guy used to live in to send to him because I thought he would think it was a hoot. But, while I was doing it, Molly chimed from behind me as she tried to figure out what I was doing, “Oh! You’re taking a picture of the beer sign, right?”
Those kids must think I’m crazy, like I’m the kind of person that would pull off to the side of the road to take a picture of a beer sign, apparently.
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Speaking of picture taking…
I tried to be funny and take a picture of Molly at cello lessons to text to a friend along with a message about being a little bored (and feeling like a taxi driver). I made sure that my phone was on silent, that way there wouldn’t be that pesky faux camera sound that the iPhones make.
Then an unfortunate thing happened. Since my phone was new, the flash was set to auto. It seems that it thought the flash was needed, and it went off when I was taking my sly picture.
I played it off as a total accident, “Oh – I’m so sorry! I don’t know what just happened.”
Not my slickest moment.
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From my priest at last week’s Mass:
Become the person that God has called you to be.