Yesterday was Memorial Day, and although I have many veterans in my life and I am thankful for my freedom, lately any day that Glen has off has become a day to "catch up" on cleaning and organizing. I know Glen must LOVE this!
We started the day by having breakfast in bed, made by our sweet 12 year old, Grayson. She's learning the finer points of cooking, and we're letting her practice on us;-) Last time she made omelets, Glen informed her that he likes "the works" on his! She made sure I got everything she needed from the store - and she loaded his omelet down with ham, cheese, onion and God only knows what else... I'm a simple girl - cheese only, please.
So that was pretty much the end of our holiday. From the time we got up, we got busy. Glen did yard work (and Riley helped), then showered, then started organizing the bedroom. Closets, drawers, you name it.....even my jewelry box! That thing hasn't been organized in a decade!
I cleaned in the rest of the house, while the kids cleaned in their rooms. They weeded out clothes that don't fit and even cleaned under their beds (I don't even want to know what lurks under there!) - and yes, that took all day. I am ashamed to say that as much as I love a clean house, with everything neatly in it's place and the smell of (insert your favorite scented cleaner here - mine is Pine Sol), I cannot keep it that way for the life of me! I don't know if it's because we're so busy and we're in and out of our house so often, or if it's because we homeschool - so the kids are always there (the down-side to the up-side), or if we're just slobs! Whatever the reason, I hate the fact that I can't keep it together. One elderly lady from church always says, "One day you'll have all the time you need to keep a clean house. Just enjoy those kids!" I don't want to wish my time away with my kids, I'd just like to enjoy them in a clean house;-) The easy answer here is to hire someone to help, but I can't justify spending the money when I'm home! Also, at this point, I feel I need to clean up for the cleaning lady;-)
As a side-note, after I walked into the bedroom last night, exhausted from the day, I looked up at my pretty wrought iron candle holder hanging on the wall to find that Glen had conveniently turned it into a hat rack. I was too tired to fight about it. I'll sneak them into the closet at some point. Right now I'm just grateful for his help - and I'll take it any way I can get it!