had you guessed? (a likely reason in earliest Spring for absence.)
I didn't start with the obvious, practical places.
'cause that would be... well. so unlike me. :)
I'm mostly an "in through the Out door" sort of girl.
I reclaimed my bedroom.
it's Mine, now.
' has been for about a week, or so.
you might ask what that means.
basically, it comes down to "I need a space that is lego/marker/Mr. Potato Head parts/cracker crumb free. that smells good... that feels good... that's pretty... a place for me."
they're (She is, I really mean), taking it well. have six other rooms that beg to be played in, after all. plus one of the bathrooms. that ought to do it, shouldn't it?
my bedroom is clean (and lovingly tended to every day).
and to be sighed over.
and of course, I still share my lovely, mama-bear soft, luscious bed with these other resting bodies and souls.
just not with their crackers.
downstairs has been done. the rumpus room.
(and several give-away bags filled.)
sweet, sweet, sweet.
feels so good.
Madeleine's bedroom can be checked off the list.
she went through all of her things while I was cleaning, and got rid of a (large) bag or two of things that "we can pass this on to someone else". who am I to argue?
include shining up the ceiling fan, the top of the closet, door frames and doors, tops of the windows, and behind-the-dollhouse in that clean-up list, won't you?
today's final cleaning project was the hall landing.
these are the shelves off of the kitchen. meant to be a landing spot for growing crystals, art supplies, library books, current interest books and national geographic magazines... you see how it goes.
today they're shined, organized, and lots of room has opened up for Tomorrow's Projects.
(always need unoccupied space... makes life much, much easier.)
I give myself three more weeks (plenty of no-pressure time) to get the whole house done. that ought to do it!
I'm about a third of the way, since the kitchen's been done, too, so I'm hopeful... :)
Are you working on your corners?