Friday, September 26, 2008

My Friday Night...

It's 11 o'clock on Friday night and my house is clean.

Ok....sort of clean. You know......umm, Hunter's room is still a mess of toys on the floor...but I got his sheets washed.

And Rylie's room still has her toys all over the floor...but I took her stinky smelly trash out. (and what's with the toys being all over when they don't play with them?)

And our room is just a mess of clothes in a big pile. I would say that they are all clean, but then I'd be stretching the truth. You see, they were clean, and haven't been worn, but at this point....I think they need to be rewashed.

Our bathroom is also still a mess.......Seth said we can just shut our bedroom door in the morning when his mom gets here and then we'll work on that part of the house later (sometime this weekend I hope).

Now, I know that you're probably thinking that my house sounds like it's a disaster....and it is. But the important things are clean.

I cleaned out the litter box (damn cat) and the guest bathroom is smelling ok and looks presentable.

I organized and cleaned out our hallway closet, so we now have a home for our vaccuum (not that it will be there long, since we vaccuum about twice a day). Now if anyone is looking for Easter decorations, sewing supplies, or that little breathing machine for the kids, they will be able to spot those things right away.

I also organized and cleaned out my pantry and fridge. Baking soda anyone? No? Ok, how about an industrial sized thing of ketchup, complete with the pump? Ok, I guess I need to go to the grocery store.

The living room is clean. As is the den. I can't go into detail on those rooms, since they're Seth's territory and he cleans them. But the kitchen.....It's spotless (if you look past the mountain of clean dishes drying on the counter.)

All of the trash (and its smell) is outside the house. We finally got a new trash can the other day. The trash man was nice enough to leave one in place of our old one with no lid. It's funny though, it looks bigger on the's taller, and the top is round instead of square...but Seth said it seems to be smaller on the inside. That's unfortunate since we already have a landfill's worth of trash, and trash pickup is not until Wednesday.

The people from the HOA are coming back through the neighborhood on Monday, (we got a notice to get rid of the weeds)...we'll see if they write us up for the smell this time.


  1. You can get written up for the smell of your trash?

  2. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who struggles with keeping laundry clean. It just never seems to make it into the drawers/closet. :)

  3. You deserve a break! Time to sit back a relax...wishful thinking, I know. haha :)

  4. Dana-When are you coming to my house? You vacuum twice a day? Wow!

    I'm in awe!

  5. I love your definition of 'clean,' that so coordinates with mine. As we speak the laundry is strung out all over the guest bed, where it has been for 2 days and will probably remain until Tuesday.

    *Glad I found ya, I came from Life with the Hewitt Famil. Hi!

  6. Written up for weeds? Uh-oh, I hope you're not going to be the smelliest house on the block again!