Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spring Cleaning?!?!

I may be a bit late, but at least I’m motivated

This morning, I attacked the kitchen like I haven’t done in a very long time.  I washed the walls and even got out the Murphy’s soap to scrub down the cabinets.  Several years of dropped sippy cups have done evil things to my house!  There were little milk splashes everywhere!

I’m on a mission.  I’d like to say that I’m just so motivated to have a clean house, but that just isn’t true.  Honestly, I want to get the house in order so I can feel better about spending a lot of time doing home improvement stuff.  It’s a sickness.  I love going to the hardware store.  Sometimes, Eric and I go there on our date nights.  Really.

I loaded up the kids yesterday to go buy paint for my front door and the picnic table.  The nice folks at Lowes stared a bit, but were very helpful.  Am I the only mom of 4 littles who drags the kids along to help pick out weather-stripping and paint? 

Anyway, the paint I picked is a very luscious green.  When Eric asked what color I picked, he looked awfully skeptical.  Green?!  Trust me, it’ll look great.  If it doesn’t, I’ll just paint it again.  I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m crazy but just lets me do these things to make me happy.  Some girls like jewelry, I like home improvement.  My honey is very wonderful and patient.  I can’t wait to start painting…

So, watch out house.  I’m spring cleaning like a crazy woman so that I can paint to my heart’s content.  I’ll be sure to take before and after pictures to share. 

Anybody like cleaning but hate painting?  I think we’d get along great since I hate cleaning but love painting.  We could trade. ;)  Have a very wonderful weekend, everybody!


  1. Well I painted hubby won't let me anymore. So I need some rooms painted due to some handprints.
    I do love to steam clean carpets!!!! Some people call it an obession.

  2. I take my four kids with me everywhere we go. I get lots of looks, too. It sounds like you are going to have fun painting. I don't care to clean my house, but I do like that feeling I get when I do wipe down all my cabinet doors or baseboards and know that they are clean.

  3. @Kerry... Sounds like a good trade. ;)

    @Suanna... Me, too! I love a clean house. My kitchen is so bright and pretty now. One room down, lots left to go. :)

  4. I have the sick passion of truly enjoying cleaning house~ BUT I have to kick the boys out and have a day to myself to do it~and that doesn't happen often enough! And By the way I definietly do not enjoy painting!!!


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