Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Declutter of 2011

My sister and mom are here to help me with this task.  It has been exhausting (mentally and physically).  It is so hard for me to get rid of things that have any sentimental value...that would be almost everything in the house.  Melissa has been so good about asking me "do you REALLY need it?". My mom has been behind us in each room, cleaning baseboards, floors, window sills, and more.  She loves to clean and is great at it!  Greg has been busy outside, trimming bushes and working on the roof.  Sadie and the boys (Ben, Miles, and Julian) have been champs during this whole "adventure", keeping themselves busy with whatever they can find.  The boys did ask if we could take them to Chuck E. Cheese yesterday. We just looked at them and said "um, no.".  I know they are starting to go crazy cooped up in this house. Yesterday, around 5 pm, we realized they were still in their pajamas, and we found a bag of cheetos in the room where they were watching cartoons :) Sadie is becoming annoyed too.  We put her in each room we are working on, but she tells us in her own way when she needs screaming REALLY loud.  Today, I am serving at Martha's Kitchen and the boys will travel along.  Ben always goes to serve, but it will be a new experience for Miles and Julian :)  They will love it!

1 comment:

Grandma Deb said...

Wish I could be there to lend a helping hand too. I know how hard this must be for you. Hopefully you will be making good memories here