just wanted to thank you all for your kind words and encouragement over "how clean is clean?" i guess i have decided that my house will NEVER be clean enough...if it were, i would not have time to do anything...but be here and well...clean!
it's not that i DIDN'T KNOW that my house wasn't clean...i know that full well...but as with anything in my life, when i feel like i am being "attacked" i retreat and get defensive. (that's a whole nother issue stemming from "family systems"...i know) i don't think i really needed to be told my house wasn't clean...although in hindsight it did KICK my butt in gear... i guess. :) it might have worked more "nicely" had my precious husband used the "sandwich" tacktic...meaning..."you know honey...you look so BEAUTIFUL today...i don't know how you have time to get all this work done...CLEAN the house, DUST, MANAGE and PLAY with the kids, and EVEN paint. Do you need me to HELP you clean the bathroom today???/..and i really APPRECIATE the EFFORT you are making to lose weight...it's really making a difference in how you look. (and i know that THAT is more family systems crap about why that would have worked better for me...)
all that to say. SMILES all around. i LOVE the warm sunny weather. (these are my curtains drying in the wind...i'm no joke...i mean it). my upstairs is almost all "deep cleaned" and then i can start down here. :) then i think i am going to try to implement a "cleaning schedule"...we'll see how that works in my life. you know, like mondays-bathrooms, tuesdays- kids rooms, etc. BEFORE i resort to a cleaning lady once a week. (it's just so painful for me to think of paying someone for something like cleaning...i would much rather use that money to say...get my hair highlighted...) but i have not OPTED that out. :)