Saturday, December 09, 2006

Cleaning up...

Things haven’t been too peachy food-wise here… Which is why I’m not posting. Really. I’m sure no one is interested in anymore morning-sickness discussions, so I’m trying to avoid them… Suffice it to say that I’ve been pretty much subsiding on instant noodles and clementines. The only foods I’m friends with at the moment.

On the bright sight, it’s Friday night, and I’m in the middle of panic-cleaning (yup… I’ve procrastinated, as usual…). I’m getting very creative with stashing ten piles of papers into one neat one, and finding little boxes in the closet to put junk into.

I really wish I was more organized…

But I think I’m getting better. Not so many years ago I’d have to spend at least a month getting my room ready for a visit. Now, I can proudly say that the house is just a couple of hours away from presentable. There are actually clothes in the closet and dishes in the dishwasher. It’s that part of me trying to be responsible with toddler-proofing. Some maintenance is necessary, or somebody is bound to call in child protection services...

Funny thing though is that my son seems to have a clean streak that is just not noticeable in his parents. Every once in a while he picks up some little paper or thing like that from the floor, loudly announces “dirty” and gives it to mommy to take away. Where’s that coming from? (And why doesn’t it translate to picking up toys?) I’m both proud and shocked. I just hope he sticks to it… And his broom/vacuum fascination…

I could use some help around here…

Posted by vasilisa @ 12:02 a.m.

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I saw a documentary once on the food in Japan and China that said noodles are very medicinal, they have an ingredient in them that calms the stomach. Probably just what you need for your pregnancy.

Wishing you well with your guests.

Posted by Blogger Alexys Fairfield @ 3:01 a.m. #

Sometimes it's ok to have an organised mess. When I get too tidy, I find that I sometimes cannot find what I am looking for!

Posted by Anonymous simcooks @ 10:14 a.m. #

My house is wrecked 99% of the time. I always think of this quote:

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."
- Phyllis Diller

So true.

Posted by Anonymous Leslie @ 12:34 p.m. #

Thanks for posting a comment on my blog. I enjoyed reading yours.

Posted by Blogger Editor @ 6:30 p.m. #

I love Leslie's quote. It's hard enough for me to clean-up after myself, my husband and the dog - after I have kids, I'm giving-up.

I think there really is an art to keeping a clean home, and I have not figured it out yet. My apartment is NEVER in perfect order (usually, it's a disaster). My strategy is just to stay on top of it a little bit every never ends...

Posted by Blogger Kelley @ 9:16 a.m. #
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I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

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