Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Does Spring Cleaning make you feel like NESTING during pregnancy?  It does for me and when I'm ampted up on cleaning I want to get it all done.

What I have done so far:
Go through kids' wardrobes
Go through A's closet
Go through A's toys and art supplies
Go through activity cabinet (includes play doh bin-EWW!, coloring books, art/craft supplies, educational toys)
Go through entertainment center
Go through books in bookcase and spread around bedroom
Go through kids' bathroom vanity/medicine cabinet
Go through DH's bathroom vanity
Organize entry way/go through shoes
Go through my closes
Powerwash house

What I still need to do:
Replace craft supplies- glue, markers, printer paper, construction paper
Replace toothbrushes
Go through my bathroom vanity
Deep clean shower and shower/tub
Recaulk bathrooms
Fix wall in kids' bathroom
Put up towel rack in kids' bathroom
Toothbrush holder in kids' bathroom
Air filter
Our closet (WORST SPACE EVER in this house!  Everything without a home ends up there.)
Go through DH's clothes
Garage Sale
Dust/clean nooks
Clean both fridges
Go through boys' toys again
Fix boys dresser
Touch up paint in kids' bathroom, boys' bedroom, living room near window and bar top, and plates behind doors
Go through kitchen cabinets/get rid of any appliances we haven't used
Set up filing system for paperwork
File paperwork in filing cabinet
Better organize/find place for cleaning supplies
More hooks in laundry room for purses/bags
Buy more towels for beach/pool
Plant some flowers by front of the house
Buy valence/curtain rod for kitchen window
Replace kitchen hardware

Anything I'm not thinking of?

Cut my nose off NOW!

      Do you ever mentally feel energetic and ready to accomplish a task, but your body just doesn't match up to that level of energy and ambition?  This is me every day lately.  I have chronic sinusitis and have since my early teens.  It was better while I was pregnant, you know for the majority of 5 straight years, but now after 15 months of having my body back, FINALLY, it is going back to this terrible sinus infections all the time state and I'm just not ready for it. 

      Can I please have my pregnant body back?  Okay just kidding.  Pregnancy is so hard on my body in other ways, but when you feel like you want to saw off your own nose due to these excruiatingly painful 2 month long infections you start to think this way...maybe I can live without a nose?...

       Why am I bringing this up?  Spring cleaning.  I feel motived.  I'm amped.  I'm ready to go!  All these spring cleaning blogs have me in the mood and when I'm in the mood it means we better get on top of this NOW because it doesn't happen often.  At the same time I'm drained. 

        Ready for a laugh MOMS?!
I went to the Dr. and they asked me how many days I've rested to try to get over this. 
HA!!!!!  I laughed at them!  They must be joking right?!  No.  Straight face.  Well Dr... I have 4 kids under the age of 6 what do you think?  I'm lucky if I can sleep at night.  Period.  I mean 5 hours of sleep is a good amount of rest right?  Apparently not.  I thought it was good.  :(

Let's hope I start feeling better, not just for myself but for my kids too.  Apparently fatigue and irritability are main symptoms of this and let me tell you I can definitely agree with that.  I never yell at my kids and during this extreme bought I have going on I've yelled more than I think I've ever had at them.  Poor things.  Please let me get better God so I can keep my self control.  I want to be a good mom and wife again.  Thanks to my hubby for being so sweet and loving me through the tough annoying wife segment here.  ;)