Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I've been cleaning :o)


Don't laugh! I know I shouldn't be happy about cleaning, but today was the first day I've been able to get my rear out of bed and do something productive. Kyle and I got ALL of the Christmas decorations boxed up and put away. The tree takes forever! We cleaned the living room, formal dining room, family room, kitchen, dining room and bathroom. I know that doesn't sound like much for a whole days work, but keep in mind that there has been no cleaning done around here since Christmas and this house is over 4,000 square feet. It's like cleaning 2 houses and I can't do it in one day even when I feel 100%. Earlier today this room was filled with tons of boxes and junk everywhere. The table was piled high with stuff too. I feel at peace when I can see progress being made...even if its just a few rooms at a time. It just feels good to look at hard work completed and see the sun shining in to make it all warm and cozy. I hope to tackle a few rooms every day this week. I love it! AHHHHH! I will sleep good tonight. Id show you picks of the family room but Cody walked all through it with muddy shoes. Kyle is going to steam clean it for me. It looks terrible.
...and yes, I have done the vicks vapor rub on my feet with socks several times. I think it may world for a common cold cough, but not so much for the nasty cough of bronchitis.
P.S. I know there are little trees still in this room. I left them in there on purpose. They fit in with the outdoorsy furniture.

20 comments:

Jacquie said...

Sista, my house never looks that clean sick or healthy! You rock it at cleaning. ;-)

Brenda said...

love to see mine when it all gets clean also

Becky K. said...

Don't overdo...but ahhh, yes it does feel so good to see it all clean and shiny!
I've been enjoying our living room since the removal of the tree and furniture rearrangements this week.

Becky K.

Melissa said...

It looks great - I'm just glad to hear you're feeling better!

LoriAnn said...

Hi Jolene, I have been MIA for a long time LOL!! Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I had to change me blog page because I couldn't remember me email info HAHA!! This is my new blog that I will be updating soon - the old one was Colors of Me -
Lori

maren said...

You must be feeling better to be up and cleaning. I understand how wonderful progress feels and what a difference cleaning up your home can make. Having spent the majority of the past 3 years in bed, I find major enjoyment and satisfaction in things that others complain about, especially cleaning. There's nothing like not being able to do it to make you appreciate it when you can.

Briana said...

Looks beautiful all sparkly and clean! What a good son Kyle is to stay home to help you clean!

Cassandra said...

I hope you are feeling better - the house looks beautiful! I'm having a hard time getting motivated to hang pictures and clean the downstairs tile - I can't imagine what I would do if our house was 4000 square feet!

Chickenbells said...

Hey...I just cleaned out parts of the kitchen and blogged about it...I love the feeling of clean (it happens so rarely)

I'm glad you were able to do something finally...but, don't over do it!!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Your house looks incredible!! I wish mine could look like that. I can't clean like that. I wish I knew how 'cuz I seriously am not a good housekeeper/cleaner!

~Telah said...

Looks great! I love a clean house too. If you were closer to me, I'd hire you to come clean my house...and decorate it while you were at it. :)

Mary Ann/Ca said...

Take good care not to relapse Jolene, thats stubborn stuff you're dealing with! House looks awesome though!

Susie Q said...

It all looks so good but do NOT do too much!! Anything to do with the respiratory tract takes a while to shake. Get that rest and take GOOD Care of yourself.

That is an order!! *smile*

Love,
Sue

Jamie said...

Glad to see that you are feeling better. I am hoping to get a lot of "deep" cleaning done this weekend. My aunt is going to watch the babies so I am hoping to knock several things off my list. All this pre baby nesting has got me motivated.

Glad to see that you are feeling better and your house looks great!

Yvette (aka Martha) said...

man I wish my house looked like that, I just love your table and your "family" wall :) glad to hear your feeling better to....happy healthy thoughts going your way.

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

Feel free to come over and help me with mine when you are done with yours!

Patti said...

Girl you would have a pure tee FIT in my house. I an NOT the queen of clean by any means. I need a cleaning lady *sigh* Glad you are feeling better!

Patti said...

Girl you would have a pure tee FIT in my house. I an NOT the queen of clean by any means. I need a cleaning lady *sigh* Glad you are feeling better!

1RadChick said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Janna & Derrick said...

Hope you're back to 100% soon!
Not being able to do what you need to or want to is always so frustrating!