Saturday, February 2, 2008

a day to myself?

For many weeks now (since Christmas...) my house has been getting more and more messy! I try to keep it up and maintain the tidiness. My brain seems to go into over-load when I am constantly surrounded by clutter and messes. I just couldn't find the time I needed. If I could just get a day to "catch up" (and not deal with outside messy matters - see previous post) then I could relax again. Well, today was that day. My sweet husband says, " I can take the kids to G'ma & G'pa's house with me for my next job this weekend. What do you think?" WHAT? (trying not to look TOO excited at the thought of a little down time).

So what did I do with a complete day, all to myself? Well, the options were practically limitless but I chose to:
Shampoo my carpet ( thanks Kirby)

Clean my entire house, top to bottom (and it actually stayed clean for longer than 15 minutes!)

Then eat some delicious Chinese food with a great friend! (thanks Al)

What would you do with a day all to yourself?


Marie - Mother of the Bird Nest said...

Sadly, I've dreamed of playing maid while the kids were gone all day too. It just seems so tempting to have a house that is actually all clean at once and then stays clean all day. When does your family expect to return home? I wish I could've eaten Chinese with you and Ali. :)

Emily P. said...

Oh Kelli you are so much more disciplined than I am. I admit I would have lofty goals of a clean house but the truth is, I'd end up with a couple books read and surrounded by dirty dishes. Way to go girlie!!

ali degraff said...

i have never seen a skinny girl do such good work on a 3-item chinese combo meal WITH a side of egg flower soup WITH a 32 ounce Rocky Road shake to top it all off! Impressive.

Hull Family said...

I would have done exactly the same thing...but with some major naps in between. When bryant takes the kids to the gym for an hour, I am able to get more done in that hour than in the whole day!

I bet that was such an awesome feeling and I'm so glad you were able to treat yourself at the end of a hard day of work.

Amy said...

Hmmm...I think I might clean the house too. Or, if I had any money, I might go shopping to try on clothes by myself. What?! Be in a regular sized dressing room with no stroller? Unheard of!

Glad you had a good weekend!

zuniga family said...

WOW! I am so jealous! I wish I had the discipline to clean like you but I think I would have relaxed, napped, catch up on tv, go shopping, finish my book and then maybe cleaned a little bit here and there! Congrats on the nice weekend!