Sunday, July 12, 2009

I'm on a roll...

Since I'm so excited about this new cleaning thing, I've been on a major roll. Last night after shining the sink I could barely fall asleep because I wanted to clean so much more. I restrained myself however and finally managed to fall asleep. Grace awoke me at 6:15, normally not a problem, but since I have to go to 10:30 mass and she didn't go back to sleep until 7:45, I did not go back to bed (I'm still slightly bitter about that). Since I really couldn't go back to bed because I'd only be able to sleep for about 45 minutes, I started on a cleaning spree! Here's the list of what I accomplished so far:
  • Put in a load of laundry
  • Washed all the dishes still left over from last night
  • unloaded the dishwasher
  • completely cleaned the bathroom
  • made a pot of coffee
  • switched the laundry
  • cleaned off half of the kitchen counter
And I'm currently enjoying my coffee and a bowl of cereal before I hop in the shower and make myself look pretty.

Now the only question is, What should I wear today?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My vocation is calling

So, there's a lot going on with me right now, internally speaking at least. I'm really feeling that I'm neglecting my vocation. How? By not keeping my castle clean. So I'm starting to work on it, slowly so that I'm building habits instead of just crisis cleaning (although there's a bit of that right now). I'm utilizing a few things: the book "A Mother's Rule of Life" (more on that in a later post) and the site

The Fly Lady is pretty spectacular, check out her site. Her first baby step is to shine your sink, and that's what I did tonight! I really want to share more of this journey, but it's late, so for now, I leave you with some before pictures as well as a shot of my good-as-new sink!

And here's my new, shiny sink!