Monday, June 14, 2010

Cleaning Frenzy Slower than Slow!

Getting only half of a room cleaned last week and only a couple of tests corrected, doesn´t count for a frenzy. Does it? I mean, I have a right to throw a Mama Fit( My friend NINA and missionary neighbor in Portugal started these fits.)

Every time I get started working on something, I get interupted by something else. The boys needing something, needing to get dinner, English classes, exercise, well, just about my whole daily schedule gets in the way of this summer cleaning frenzy.

Today, I started with good intentions of finishing the grades before I posted this, but the baby cried abit more today inorder to sleep, the boys had Spanish class, I had to feed the baby, and I had to clean the kitchen. Well, you get the point.

I didn´t throw a literal fit. Just here on my blog.  It makes me feel a little better to vent. I didn´t take it out on my family, I promise.

Today, I am doing the Making my Home Sing  meme by going with the flow. Praying to be able to get to some more cleaning and grading done by this evening.

Here is my new list for the whole Summer:

Finish the boys room
  _X_ Clean under and behind beds
  _X_ Organize and sort their clothes to give away unused stuff
  _X_ Organize toys to give away unused stuff
  _X_ Make a list of things needed for Furlough.
We are going to visit the States August 9- January 13. Seven weeks and counting.

 the Schoolroom
  _x_ Organize all school books
  _x_Clean and dust whole room.
  _x_ Clean all the cupboards, drawers and under the bed.
  __ deep clean the windows

  _X_ Deep clean behind dryer and the corner shelves.
  _X__  Clean Microwave
  _X_ Scrub down dryer and washer
  _X_ Clean windows and curtains.
  ___ organize, sort and clean cupboards.
  ___ Clean above the cupboards.

 __ dust and deep clean
 ___ sort clothes in closet move them to Hubby´s side to make room for those who will be staying in our place while we are gone.
___ sort all drawers.

Clean the pantry and sort.

Living room:
 ___ clean and dust all
 ___ clean under and behind sofas and inside.
 ___ organize and sort entertainment center
 ___ organize computer cupboard

 ___ scrub all tiles
 ___  organize cupbords - clean them out.
 ___ paint ceiling

 ___ Plus finish grading tests and recording grades.

I will keep plugging away at it. While taking care of my family and this new sweet addition. Yes, you read right.. A BABY!

Meet Ester. 

She and her mommy come to our church services. Her mommy had to start work, and I offered to take care of Ester so she didn´t have to go to child care. She is a good happy baby, and a joy to have around.

The boys love her!

How are you getting ready for the summer? Will you all be visiting family or going on long trips? How will you get ready for school next year?


  1. Well, my friend, do you remember when you had a new baby? I always had tons of projects and no sounds like you are in the same boat. =)
    A favorite quote:
    "I hope that my child, looking back on today
    Will remember a mother who had time to play;
    Because children grow up while you're not looking,
    There are years ahead for cleaning and cooking.
    So, quiet now cobwebs, dust go to sleep.
    I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep."

    I used it when to calm myself when I would get too stressed out. It would remind me the dust will keep coming back but the baby will only be a baby for a little while. I hope it helps you too.

    I will pray you get enough energy to do what God has on His to do list for you to do each day. =)

    Big hugs!

  2. A baby involves a lot of work and is a cleaning frenzy in herself, haha!

    Anything you accomplish is moving you towards your goal. Next fall I will be watching my friend's developmentally disabled daughter while she returns to work full-time.

    I will only be watching her after school but most of it will be watching her in my friend's home, so I will have to really stick to a schedule near year, since I'll be gone a couple of hours every day.

    Thanks for linking up today!

  3. wow you have been busy sounds like a lot of work and the pictures are great as well

  4. Cleaning can wait....enjoy your summer and having a baby around again.....dust, cobwebs, broken toys and messy rooms will always be there...don't stress....

    (easier said than done...I know!)

    Love you my friend!

  5. She's a doll! =) We're not taking any trips, but I am spending the summer cleaning and getting ready for our new baby, due in just five weeks (or less! Yikes!)

  6. the domestic fringeJune 16, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    She's SO cute! I hate cleaning, so I can always find a million other things to do. These last weeks of school are kinda crazy and I'm opening a store this summer and getting ready to homeschool my daughter, so there's lots of work to do. Honestly, I'm not getting much done either!

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  8. I hope that you were able to accomplish all that you had on your list :o) I really need to add to my "To-do" list!

    What sweet photos with you, the boys and Ester :o)

    Just wanted to stop by and say...Happy Father's day to your hubby and that you all enjoy a wonderful day together!

    Blessings & Aloha!


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