In general, I’m a lazy person. I have all these grand ideas and things I want to do. Sometimes I start project and never finish, other times they never get started. The TV and Internet I just sooooo much more inviting.
This week, I’ve been anything but lazy.
On Tuesday my dad finished his part of the stairs. But that meant, the work now fell on me. I began my true obsession on Thursday, by doing laundry. For me, doing laundry means Zach sorts it all and write on a piece of paper everything I need to do….down to the fabric softener or I forget. Instead of doing just one load…I did four! Then, that night Zach had class, so I was off work at 4 and home alone until 9. I cleaned the downstairs. Normally, when I say I cleaned, it means I swept and picked up the room. Not this time. I dusted everything – pictures, books, DVD, the TV the fireplace – everything. Then I mopped the floor and moved upstairs to dust and mop. I cleaned the kitchen and the chairs. By this point, it’s about time for Zach to come home, so I cooked dinner, while I talked to Susie on the phone. I was exhausted, but slept better than I have in weeks. It was super nice.
On Friday, I off and on worked on laundry and started cleaning Zach’s bathroom, but this was in between work and I was really busy, so not a lot got done. When Zach got home from work, we went to my parents house to do our taxes. Mom was just finishing making herself some mac and cheese, so we scrounched some of that and ate the last two 1/4 pound hot dogs they had. I don’t know why the minute I go over there, I look through all the cupboard and the fridge. Mom says it’s cause I’m home. 🙂 Anyway, Zach did our taxes. The few times I tried to help, I got anxious about the figure TurboTax was showing we owed, so Zach told me to go away. Mom and I sat in the office (my old bedroom) and chatted the whole time. All in all, not so bad. I was super concerned about taxes this year since for half the year I worked two jobs….but we owe less than $200 which I can handle.
I crammed so much into Saturday it makes my weekend feel like it was a week long! On Saturday morning I got up early (earlier than I do for work) and went to coffee with two of my classmates. I didn’t drink coffee and we were there for over three hours! We were just chatting, no school work to be done….well, there was, but not group work. Anyway, it’s the first time we’ve all ever met in person and it was great. I really enjoyed them both and hope we can do it again. When I got home it was time to go to Loews. Because my dad had ripped up the wall and put it back together, I needed (need) to paint the hall. I’ve wanted to get it un-white, for years, but it was never a priority, so if I was going to paint it, we had to get the right paint. And, I promised Zach that we couldn’t start planting until after the taxes were done, so with the taxes done, we had to go and get our seeds and such. We are doing a real garden this year, so it’s a bit exciting. I was soooooo tired on Saturday, but we came home, I did the last of my school work, watch a bit of TV (and no internet or sudoku while I watched either) and then we went to church with Jess and Jordan. It was a new church that none of us had been to, I liked it. It kinda felt like home. Zach didn’t like the music, but that is not unusual. We’ll try it again when Jess and Jordan go back. After church we went and got dinner at this little Italian place across the street and then back to Jess and Jordan’s for ice cream and to see the nursery. I’m so super excited for her. She is due today. She is suppose to call so I can go visit at the hospital. Her brother’s myspace page said she was in labor yesterday. I almost feel like I’m going to be an aunt. 🙂 I reminded Jess the other day that I used to practically live in her bedroom, so I don’t know why she thinks she needs to clean the house when I come over. 🙂 We left Jess and Jordan’s around 10PM and went to Josh and Jennie’s for Jennie’s birthday. I was so looking forward to it. I enjoy drinking with Josh and Jennie, but on the way over my stomach started to act up and I immediately had to spend some time in the bathroom, so no Jell-O shots for me. I sat on the couch most of the time, because I kept getting dizzy. Zach had a few beers and then we headed home.
On Sunday I had trouble getting going. Woke up late, then watch NCIS before I even got out of bed. But then I got my act together. We ate lunch and Zach went to work on homework. I taped off the stairs and primed all the new walls. Essentually, every color we’ve ever painted with, I had to get out and “touch-up”. Let’s see…the yellow downstairs, the brown of the banisters, the green and tan upstairs and then the new color. This required a lot of mixing paint, painting, cleaning up. HOURS!!! When I finally got to painting the hall walls, the sun was down and it was harder to paint, but I at least wanted to get the stairs area done so I wouldn’t have to tape off the stairs again. I hate taping off stairs! So now, the walls are painted halfway up. If you look up, it’s funny, but I like the new color. And I’ll finish the hall next weekend. I also cleaned out the fridge and the pantry, finished up Zach’s bathroom and went to the store for our party tonight. Man, that was a busy day and I’m not used to doing over eight hours of “physical” labor.
Today, my plan is to get the bedroom cleaned….dusted and everything and my bathroom clean. Get food cooked and go see the baby, if he or she makes an appearance today. Oh, and of course, I have work work to do.
Once my house is clean, I’m going to keep it that way and then maybe it won’t take so long to clean it each time. Seems to me, I could put in 15 minutes every day and never really have to worry about “cleaning the house,” so that’s the goal. Along with the new goal of no fast food.