Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday55 & Da Count

FRIDAY 55

I've created order where there was chaos and I have basked in the lasting cleanliness.
I've saved money on groceries.
I haven't had any fights to break up for a whole week.
I've gotten texts saying "I love you and miss you."
I've hogged the middle of the bed.
Things could be a whole lot worse.

(You must click the link in the body of the Friday 55 to fully appreciate the before and after on the bedrooms. The corresponding messy bedrooms in that post are the first and last photos.)



DA COUNT


As you know, Mr. Lime and Diana are in Louisiana for 6 weeks. This week Calypso was at camp so for a whole week it is just Isaac and me. It's been strangely quiet and peaceful. It's been very strange indeed but being able to actually walk into my daughters' bedrooms and I mean walk with confidence, not tiptoe carefully around piles and piles of clothes, books, papers, and trash has been really nice. I've enjoyed being able to sprawl out in my bed. I have enjoyed the calm before the storm that will be next week (calypso hitting the roof when she sees I have cleaned her room, and preparing and executing enough craft projects for fifty 5-8 year olds for 5 days). Aaaahhhhh.

31 comments:

lecram said...

OK... I now need to create order out of my chaos. LOL Thank you for an inspiring count. Cheers!

barman said...

Oh so awesome. I will close my eyes and pretend you did my house. Yep, at least at the moment I am afraid I am a bit messy. You would think I would have grown up, but NO!

I was going to ask about the straightening thing and you answered it for me. Not surprising someone would take exception to it. It is a good thing in the end.

Enjoy the peace and quiet as it will end soon enough.

Nice 55 and da count. Oh and thanks for the German Potato Salad recipe... I followed the recipe mostly and loved it. That is a keeper. Of course I did have a few small problems...

Moosekahl said...

Amazing! You are a miracle worker.

Rebicmel said...

Woot that looks good. My seventeen year old hates it when I enter his domain and move the dust around. I think he likes collecting spiders and creepy crawly things lol.

From one mom to another, it looks great kiddo.

Have a great weekend.

NYD said...

I am NEVER having kids.

Them pictures were truly nostolgic. They reminded me of what my room lookede like when I was a kid.

Logophile said...

have some chocolate and enjoy the calm.
Both my kids come home today, its been fun but I suppose Im ready to have them back...if I must
;p

Mojo said...

You mean this is what they're supposed to look like? Wow...
Enjoy it while it lasts mom.

furiousBall said...

for some reason, my approach of cleaning the kids rooms by waving a magic wand never works.

you must have a better magic wand

Katie :) said...

Order is a necessity for me
To a great family reunion :)
Happy weekend

mssolitaire said...

Yay for a clean room! I myself have to do a deep cleaning of my own room... the laundry has piled up and it's bad...

The calm before the storm... how nice! :)

EmBee said...

Oh, Oh my! You have been a busy girl. Frankly, I wouldn't have known where to start.

So how long do you give it staying that way after everyone returns? Wait, that might be too depressing a thought... Never mind.
:-)

SignGurl said...

You so deserve the peace and quiet. I'm glad you are enjoying it.

You are a master at tidying up. I do fear for your life when the girls return. I have been in that position a time or two.

Have a great weekend, Michelle.

ciara said...

i'm envious...my house looks like a big dumpster LOL what a great 55. and isn't the quiet nice?

Mona said...

LOL! As soon as My eyes encountered the scene I knew what this was going to be about!

What a change! unbelievable! You must have them little elves & fairies working for you! I can't believe how much you work... like a machine!

coopernicus said...

The tie-dyed sheets are awesome!!!

M said...

those floors are beautiful. love the hardwood floors. especially when you can see them (-;

Craver Vii said...

Excellent!! It makes me want to sit right on the floor. Of course, when I do that, you'll need hydraulics to get these achy old bones back up again.

S said...

Nice sheets!

I cannot believe you cleaned those rooms..did you hire one of those dumpster things and just toss it all in?

I think Ive said this before, but once my sister broke her foot by tripping on junk in her daughters room!

DianeCA said...

The room looks great. Nice not to feel like there might be a mine under those clothes waiting to get you huh!! Okay i know there are no mines in their house, but possibly a really scary old sandwich! hehehe

G-Man said...

Limey...
The room looks great!!!
Your 55 was Great!!!
Da Count was Great!!
Your slice of Lime leg shot looks Great!!!...Still...xox

airplanejayne said...

DO NOT LET THEM COME HOME!!!

:)
Just kidding. But you might think about making them give you a room deposit before letting them enter....just a thought.

oh -- btw -- loved the Jonah story!! come teach sunday school with me!!!

snowelf said...

That, dear friend, must have been A LOT of work!! The rooms look fabulous! :)

Have hope. I used to have a disastrous room when I was younger, but now, I can't deal with a mess--so maybe they'll "grow out of it" too? ;)

--snow

ps. loved your slice of lime this week--and Norah Jones was a perfect choice!

NYD said...

Please forgive me. Everyone seems to be complementing you on your ability to convert a disaster area into an area of beauty. I think you ought to beat your children about the head with a feather duster for about fifteen to twenty minutes to reclaim some of the life energy you spent on their rooms this weekend.

MyUtopia said...

Sweet! I love the hard wood floor!

Gledwood said...

I made homemade limeade the other week... squeeze juice of one lime + 3 or 4 x tsp sugar into half pint glass or so... add pinch of bicarb and wahey!... naturally fizzing limeade!!

RennyBA said...

Is that what you call an in house make over :lol:

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

Fred said...

When D2 was in Honduras, we brought in the heavy equipment to clean it out. It took three days. And, to our delight, she liked what we did. Well, mainly what The Missus did.

Have a great weekend!

citizen of the world said...

Looks great! Nothing like brining order where there was none. So God-like.

Mona said...

LOL! @ NYD

Queenie said...

When Math worked away, I loved being able to hog the whole bed. Great 55 Lime, so real!!!

DianeCA said...

I see your clean house means you can enjoy some blog time this weekend!!! Enjoy!