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Friday, September 9, 2011

I'm a Cleaning Machine

 Giraffe Attack!!

Yesterday was so ridiculously productive that today I've decided to stay in my pajamas as long as possible.  I may still be in them when Trevor comes home from work.  The reason I was so ridiculously productive?  We had our first dinner guests!  Unless you count Trevor's parents, which (no offense Nanny & Pops) I do not.  Mainly because I don't feel obligated to clean for them .. as I'm sure they've discovered.

In one day I managed to:
  • Clean the bathroom (toilet, sink, sweep floor, put out fresh towels)
  • Clean the kitchen (dishes, counters, sweep & mop floor)
  • Clean the dining room (move the last of the boxes, sweep & mop floor, clear off table)
  • Clean the living room (sweep around Maxwell, pick up Maxwell's toys, neaten bookshelves, fluff pillows)
  • Make the bed (Why?  Who's going to go into our bedroom??)
  • Do a load of laundry
  • Make brownies
  • Prep for tacos
  • Clean the dehumidifier (Again, why?  I don't know, I was on a roll!!)
  • [and, oh yeah, sort of important]  Feed Maxwell several times, play with Maxwell lots, get Maxwell to take one good nap and one not-so-good nap
Yeah, I felt like Super Mama.  That doesn't happen very often, so I thought I should document it.  Or brag. 
However, when Trevor came home and looked around at the clean house in shock I realized that I may have just ruined my line, "I couldn't get anything done today because I had to take care of Maxwell."  Trevor will never fall for that again!!  Bummer.

Dinner was a massive success, because tacos are easy and generally liked by all (except crazy people), and the company (Jonathan & Kaila, a couple in our new Sunday meeting) was excellent.  The only problem was that my brownies were overdone.  BOOOOO!!  So disappointing.  Thankfully Trevor's homemade ice cream mostly made up for it. 

All in all it was a pretty spectacular day.  I fell into bed at 10:00 hoping against all hope that Maxwell would sleep in.  Lo and behold, he didn't wake up until 8:00 this morning.  This is unheard of!  So this day is shaping up to be pretty spectacular as well. 


  1. Yay! My little girl is all growed up. See you SOON! :)

  2. go you! I am also kicking dust bunnies and taking names. Moving in is annoying and arduous but I figure, knock it out in a day and then no worries! But I don't have a whole house to do, so you win. :)

  3. Try having Wednesday night meeting every third week! Lots has to happen that day, whether or not kids are clingy or happy. On the up side, my toilets do get cleaned at least every third week! :-) Take a break from that arduous labor and chill with your cute baby for a few weeks!