Thank you so much to all my friends who don't judge me and my silly ways. I am a slob. No two ways about it. Nasty sloppy messy Me. I could just drum up some will power and clean, change my ways over night to live in a healthy safe environment with my kids. but i know that is very unlikely. So you know what I did, for the sake of my kids and my sanity? I hired some one to come clean. No I can't really afford it, but it needed to happen. Plus, I view paying this woman as an exercise in community building. Her daughter was in the Nutcracker last year when I taught the choreography and we have been friends since. I know she could use the money and she knew that I could use the peace of mind of having a clean house. We spoke about wanting to do projects with kids but always beeing busy cleaning or worrying about how messy the house is. So now my goal is to keep my house tidy because I know that if I put my Starbucks money in a jar, rather that Starbucks, I can afford to pay her next week. -Oh yeah, I gave up Starbucks and (most) new fiber/yarn to pay for this.- So really this is like a classic 2-4 birds / one stone scenario. My house will stay clean, I will probably start losing weight, I am no longer shoveling (JDub's ;)) hard earned money into a giant corporation... YAY!
And on top of things every day since the house was cleaned have been gorgeous! Tuesday we spent the whole day moving manure and playing in the dirt and planting new seeds in my Mom's garden. Yesterday, the Man Child and I got up waaay before Bean and played in the morning sun. When she woke up, we had a brilliant breakfast followed by a nice walk around the neighborhood. We stopped into Pippi's to Pippi & Lil' Pip who decided to meet us at the Farmer's Market later that day. We actually managed to play and do some house work and take a nap(!!!) before we met our friends at the market. That was suuuuper nice! The girls both had their little trikes with trunks on them to keep the jam or cheese or berries that we got. They shared a cookie while Pippi waddled (oh man- i forgot to tell you when we were out, but the waddle is full on now! sooo cute, sorry... ;)) pregnantly along and lumbered under the massive body weight of 240 pound Man Child. AAAhhhhh motherhood. Then we went back to Mom's house, did some more gardening (if transplanting my ficus counts...?), watched Idol and went home... Glory.
I have come to the conclusion that sun makes me a better parent. Less likely to sit in front of the laptop all day. More likely to go outside and play!!! We have even been taking the dog for walks, sorta... she puls a lot so we got her a Holt face collar... I really hope it works.
See ya outside!