A Week of Cleaning – Sunday March 24 2019

I had a fail at doing a week mini series. Here is the thing though, the house will be a disaster for longer than I would like to imagine. As long as I can remember I will make a post. I still want to use the title that I  originally decided on but I will be adding the physical date as well. Eventually I will go back to update the previous posts that I had already done up. Practice makes habit and practice will also improve these posts. Please bare with me while they get there.

Now, Sundays are the days just to ease into the cleaning week. Very simple and normally it does not take very long. We do the deck, the entry, and the laundry area. The only thing that I did that followed what I put down for myself was the laundry area. We might as well start there.

Not much as you can see from the picture. I did put a way all the items that have been air drying much longer than what they actually need to be. I did not wipe down the machines or anything because no one but me will notice that I skipped a week.

This closet though has been weighing on me for quite a while. What you do not get to notice is that the dog shampoo bottle leaked all over the shelf who knows how long ago. Things are also not put where they should be.

I cleaned up the shampoo and put things back in their home. I also pulled ALL of the dog items that were expired. Which turns out to be all of them. The closet looks so nice and empty. Not for long I do need to put many things a way.

Now on to the whole reason why I only did the laundry area. I needed to start dealing with the kitchen. Despite that the kitchen is on Mondays schedule. It had been skipped to many times.

I took this in the morning and honestly I just slowly did things through out the day. I started with the dishes. Unloaded the dishwasher and then loaded it. Put a way the dishes in the drying sink and then washed the the dishes that were on the counter (not dishwasher safe). Took a break from there and made pancakes with strawberry topping.

While Missy was eating a way at those I decided to give the pantry a quick tackle. This will be a mess again tomorrow since Missy gets into it all the time.

Picked up the cans, put a way snacks, and emptied out bags sitting in the kitchen that had dry goods in them. It really does not take all that long but putting Missy to bed, diaper change, bath, or food trumps putting things a way. This goes for cold items as well. I just take the bag and shove it the fridge or freezer.

Missy eventually went down for her nap and I went on to roast some onions and mushrooms. This way I had something quick in the fridge for the next few days. Creating more dishes. Yay!

Not perfect but I got everything done on the left side of the kitchen sink. The pans on the stove just need to be put a way and the items by the sink need to be washed out before going in to the recycling. A little bit was done on the right side of the kitchen sink. Really it was dishes that needed to be done.

Keep in mind this was not a kitchen day. The dishes really are part of an everyday thing but the pantry and fridge were kind of bonuses. I did forget to take pictures of the fridge. Do not get me wrong it was not nasty or anything but it was stuffed. Which meant I was not getting to items that needed to be used and they were past the usable time period.

They ‘Got Done’ list…. see upgraded from the pen and paper. Spelling errors from dictating but that is real life and I am not concerned about it. You can see a small overview of the day. The only other huge thing I did was that I gave Bullet a quick haircut. It is not perfect but it is a start and it may still get cold out again. I will touch him up in couple days. By than he would have a bath and everything would be settled back in. Plus the razor died and needs to be recharged.

 

 

Christmas is Coming!

I have been away, clearly. Christmas is almost here and then soon will be the end of the year. Missy’s birthday has passed now and that I really dropped the ball on. I wish I could say things are getting caught up but it does not seem to be that way at all.

I missed doing my 3rd quarter update and in just 4 weeks I will be doing the update for the end of there. At this time, there is no point in typing it up. Missy’s room should have been finished months ago now. My room should have also been done but of course it is not even started yet. This means I am still stuck sleeping on the couch. I am completely over that.

I bought a new planner for the upcoming year, I am still giving my current organization a shot, and a bright shiny outlook! Well as much so. There are people in my life that are not doing well health wise. I have my ups and downs. There seems to be a never ending task list of things that NEED to be done. I HAVE to make myself a priority (after Missy) because the truth is no one else is going to do it. I need to be some form of productive in my own life.

I know it will get there and I know that I really am my worst enemy. I think we all have these moments in life and that more people can relate than they would like to admit. Documenting these things helps me take responsibility. Also, if I can make any movement in my life, hopefully I can inspire someone else.

Big News!

I have been saying there is a reason why we did some things, why I have not been posting much (no promises that will change to quickly), and now I can finally share!

We have been expecting a little one and I was pretty much completely drained of energy the entire time.

We got a beautiful baby girl for the holidays! Missy did not give us much notice either before entering the world. It is not a long story but a lot happened in such a little time.

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P.S. I do not plan on turning this into a full time mommy blog but we must remember Missy is the super star of my life now!

We Leave Tomorrow

Leaving early Friday morning. I am no where near ready and starting to have an anxiety attack. I just want say screw it and not go. I really can be my worst enemy (all though I think that is true for most of us.

I still have cleaning and packing to do. I have to finish up a list of information for the pet sitter. I also need to give one of the local vets Bullet’s information in the case of an emergency. This really is nothing compared to what is running through my head.

I am going to try to remember to post while we are on vacation. It will be posted immediately rather than scheduling though. Or, maybe, I will save the good stuff till we get back. I have a couple things I could publish.

Just in case I forget though. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me

Keeping up with the ‘get to know me’ style blog posts, I have decided to do some facts about me. However it seems much harder to think of ten things that are somewhat interesting. Let’s give this a shot though.

  1. I love numbers and math. It is not like I am a mathematician but I adore all the rules and how the process works from beginning to end.  I am not going to go into a huge explanation or gush about it.
  2. I am a high school drop out. I have completed my grade/year 10 and a course (or two) of grade/year 11. Not something I say proudly but proof if you work hard enough and are creative you can do what you set your mind to.
  3. I spent half my childhood growing up in a Mennonite colony and went to church with the neighbours for a while.
  4. I am dating someone…. you’re not getting any details other than that though.
  5. I had some foster siblings growing up (my parents fostered for a bit).
  6. I have three tattoos. My lower half sleeve is also a cover up. I do wish I had a picture of the original tattoo though. My first was when I was 13.
  7. I also have had my nipples (both one right after the other) pierced twice. Besides my earlobes when I was little, they were my first. Go big or go home. Right?
  8. I stopped speaking when I was a toddler. Sometimes my speech impediment comes out and makes people feel awkward if they are not aware of it. It also created a social anxiety that slowly improves over the years.
  9. Despite the social anxiety, I really love to talk and be around people. This makes things even more frustrating for me.
  10. I really would  do and have done anything I can to help someone out that needs it. It is what makes this world a good place.

I must admit once I got to number ten I struggled to think of something. I actually struggled through the whole list. It is a good exercise to think of what your qualities are. Especially good qualities as we criticize ourselves the hardest. While this is not what I had done with the list. Trying to think of facts about me is just as hard though.

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