Saturday, October 6, 2012

Y2 Day 38: Eradicating Filth, Plus Rewards!

My disgusting utility room is CLEAN! This is the room that houses the washer and dryer, the water heater, the furnace, the cats' litter boxes, the recycling bins, the Master Toolbox, the pile of things that we'll donate to the church fair (every year I think we've fully emptied the house, every year I have a new pile), the bag of clothes to give to charity (omnipresent — those children do continue to grow!), the cat carrier, the packing boxes, the cans and bottles to return for deposit, the unused paint, and various odds and ends related to cleaning or hardware or insect slaughter. In short: It is a room full of crap.

But today we swept and dusted and threw away at least three trash bags full and polished and re-organized and wiped and sprayed, and it is now a thing of beauty. The things we use most often are easy to access, and every paint can is labeled. And everyone helped, mostly cheerfully, and it only took a couple of hours. Ce qu'un exploit! 

To reward everyone for their good effort, the boys went to see Hotel Transylvania and the girls went to see Pitch Perfect (loved!!!) and then we met up at Macaroni Grill, for which my Aunt V had send us a $100 gift card.

I ate almost nothing today in prep and brought half my entree home, but I'm still overfull and mad at myself. Salad + heroin bread + lots of Chardonnay + tastes of several appetizers (my fave: roasted beet and goat cheese crostini, YUM) + pasta = way too much food for small-meal Lady C. I am a dope.

But it was lots of fun, I will say that.

I need to do a couple more things to get ready for my church lesson tomorrow (namely: trace and cut out some birds, don't ask), but then a hot bath and bed.

I did not exercise today. I never seem to on Chore Day — I'm so tired after cleaning the house. Does lugging the vacuum around count as exercise? It is a wicked heavy vacuum, trust me.

I love the feeling of going to sleep in a clean house. 

Good night!

—Lady C

1 comment:

  1. My daughter and I saw Pitch Perfect tonight and loved it, too. We were planning to watch Won't Back Down, but it was only showing across town. PP was so much fun and the almost full house was really into it.
    Cindy G. :)