Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Most Fun Ever!

STUFF. Where, oh where, does it all come from? It's amazing how much stuff accumulates over a couple of years. Outgrown or no longer wanted clothes, discarded decor, obsolete electronics, my husband's weird childhood belongings that his mom sneaks into our car when we visit (actually, this has slowed down a bit---keep the rest, Nell!) etc, whatever the stuff is, we attract it. Our house, like most in this gotta-have-it-all, we're-into-excess society, is a stuff magnet, so every few years I try to have a yard sale to purge our house of some of the STUFF. Over the past few days, I've been spring cleaning our home and going through things to find everything we don't need or want any longer. In the process, I've discovered that I really, really love spring cleaning.

Really. I love the emptying out cabinets and arranging everything neatly only for it to be all messy again in two days. I adore cleaning the house from top to bottom: washing the windows, balancing on the step stool to wipe down the dust-covered ceiling fans, and struggling with the blinds in an attempt to remove the layer of dust off each blind. Fun stuff! Really. Using a toothbrush to get the grime that accumulates where the sink meets the counter is the best thing ever! Oh, and the food particles and other mysterious items that find their way underneath the microwave and the stove are awesome! Good times, man. Good times. Really.

Okay, so not really. I'm full of crap. Oh, shoot. I'm not supposed to say that anymore because I don't want my toddler say "Oh, crap" at Sunday school (or anywhere else). I meant to say, "I'm full of...full of...hmmm.... I don't really want him to say any of the possible synonyms, so let's just say, I LIED. Surprise! I don't love spring cleaning or collecting yard sale stuff, but it will be so nice when it's all done! I'll be glad to get rid of the pile of stuff that has taken over our office, and I'll be grateful for any extra cash we might make. I'll also enjoy a sparkly-clean house for as long as it lasts!

Sorry for whining today. I'm tired and grumpy. And grimy.

Ironically, I'm participating in "Friendly Friday" today. Follow the link to visit other bloggers, that are probably more friendly than me!
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Sue said...

Following from Friendly Friday!!!

Blessings to you,
Sue :)

cookiesANDclogs said...

Following your blog on GFC - maybe you'll feel more friendly in the morning!
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Design it Chic said...

I'm following you now thanks to Friendly Friday! If you have time, it would be nice to share back the love here!

Momma Teri said...

Saying HEY from Friendly Follow.
Of course we follow you through GFF, please make sure to stop in and do the same for us :)

Jodi said...

I'm following you from Friendly Friday. I hope you'll stop by my blog and say hello! :) Have a great weekend!


Deb K said...

I am now following you from Friendly Friday!

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Nichol said...

Coming over from Friendly Friday! I'm now following. Have a wonderful weekend!

Pinching Abe said...

Hi! Nice to meet you on Friendly Friday! I'm whiney today too :)

Tiffanee said...

Following you back from Friendly Follow!! I feel the exact same as you about spring cleaning and dejunking. I am glad to not be the only one!!

Christi said...

I can SOOOOO relate to everything you complained about (AND trying not to say crap - I can just imagine my 2 1/2 year old repeating that at church)! We have a 1 year old also and our house feels like it's constantly messy!

This is Christi from The Frugal Novice, by the way - thanks for being a part of Friendly Friday & for following me! I'm now following you back. Hope your weekend is great and as mess-free as possible. :)

Mayra,mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Thanks for stopping by, now following. =)

NorCalMom said...

I am already a follower and really enjoy your blog.

I have an award for you,so stop by Lemons to Lemonade when you can.

Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Hey, I'm stopping by from Lemons to Lemonade. Also following, I love your blog.

I feel the same way when I attack my house. Grimey, disgusting mess and extremely exhausted. But my eyes can't stop darting to the dust on the blinds.

I hope you get to relax this weekend and have fun!