Sunday, March 29, 2009

Red Ambition: Cleaning Cloud's Bedroom

My blog pal Rick Rockhill sent me a note and said I was ambitious. I laughed and thought, "Compeer, Hospice and prison ministries got me out of the house. Cleaning the girls' room? Now that would be ambitious."

Yesterday I cleaned the room that my daughters sleep in. Cloud was gone for the night with some friends and I didn't have to fight her on what got tossed, I did not take before and after pics because the before would embarrass me. Peaches had moved a small night stand next to the door saying that it made for more room. All it did was keep me from going in. A dresser had been put in front of the closet and made getting into it impossible. Clothes were under the bed. I washed and vacuumed and cleaned. Afterward, all was cleaned and put away or being washed and Calamity Jane came in and did a cartwheel and danced in the new space. It had been six months since I'd actually been able to walk in their room, and Calamity Jane was very happy that she had her own dresser drawers and space in the closet again.

I also cleaned the main bathroom.

One of my best friends is Jewish and is getting ready for Pesach so she is deep cleaning and I am in this with her-- she is getting rid of flour, but I am just getting rid of everything else. It's nice. Today I am getting my linen closet clean and starting on getting the winter clothes out of my room and making way for spring.


whimsical brainpan said...

Yikes! That sounds like quite the chore, cleaning the girls' room.

Sounds like you are on a roll though.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Indeed I am! I am playing Queen when I clean, "Don't stop me now! I'm havin' such a good time, I'm ready to roll. . . I'm gonna make a super sonic man outta you!" When I put on Queen, the world needs to step aside!

Olivia said...

Good lord. Nearly put me off having kids!

Actually, you remind me of one of my aunts in Canada, who has ALWAYS had a house full of kids - her own, some of whom haven't left home, and all the kids she's fostered and babysat in her daycare.

Ropi said...

I hate cleaning,