Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Cleaning

The term "spring cleaning" has always given me mixed feelings. I love spring. I love the birds coming back, flowers, the smell of the air. I love the word spring. Hope "springs" eternal. Spring is a positive word that tends to put a smile on my face......And then there is cleaning. The feeling I get isn't warm and fuzzy. I am not one of these people that enjoys cleaning. I don't enjoy getting spots off t-shirts and scuff marks off the floor.

So with living with intention in mind, you would think I wouldn't waste my time deep cleaning my house. Well the thing is, even though I hate the process of cleaning, I love a clean, well organized house. It gives me peace. I relax more and lets face it, my LL is a happier man with a clean house. and when he is happy, or at least not grumpy, I am a happy girl. Now if I was wealthy, I would just hire some people to come and scrub my house from top to bottom. But since my house is large, I can't afford this luxury. So guess what I started this week. Yes......Spring Cleaning.

My cupboards and corners have not been sorted and cleaned for well over a year, since the time I got sick so this was my week.
Monday-Visited my sis Kathy and grocery shopped for the week
Tuesday-emptied, sorted and organized kitchen cupboards
Wednesday-took my mom to denist, finished kitchen and cleaned living room
Thursday-was at hospital for my sis Karens surgery
Friday-swept, mopped, and polished hardwood floor

I worked harder this week then I have in a year and it makes me feel, well not necessarily healthy but I feel not sick. Whoo hoo!! Anyway, the downside is I didn't get much walking in and I ate a lot and probably put on a few pounds. Well I'll deal with that next week.

For the weekend. My LL and I are getting away for part of the weekend. LL likes to gamble so to the casino we are going. Gambling and me are not friends but I will put a few dollars in and drink some wine and watch T.V. in the hotel room. Not too bad of a plan.

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