10/14/09

Cleaning the Blues out

I don't know what it is about cleaning. But, it's always a sign of good things to come when I get in the mood to clean. Rob knows it. If I've been sad or blue for a while, and suddenly I scrub the kitchen floor on my hands and knees, he knows my mood will soon improve. Or, if he catches me on a ladder cleaning ceiling fans, he knows it won't be long before the music of our lives picks up a new and happier beat.

Cleaning has been scheduled. Things are already looking up for me.

I've made a long, long, long list of projects for this weekend. I have Friday off and am going to get a one day head start on the process and do a few things that are important to me, including a deep cleaning and dusting in the sewing room and re-arranging the kitchen cupboards. Stuff that no one else will have an appreciation for but that will help me. Then, starting Saturday, it's all about emptying rooms, cleaning carpets, dusting ceilings and fans, and washing walls.

If that don't heal the soul, I don't know what will.

Oh, and a busy kid makes for happy parents. Everyone wins.

Y'all take care and have a great Wednesday. Just a day and a half before C-day (cleaning day)...mwaahaahaaa (my most evil laugh). Lane

7 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Lane, that always helps around here too, and I need to do that very thing....motivation is the key.....I know you will enjoy it after you get it all done over the weekend....have a great day! Suzanne

Barb said...

I hope you get to feeling better..so clean away my friend, clean away and when you get done you can come to American Samoa and clean my house...you will have fun cleaning the gucko skid marks off the wall, that is for sure.

Riet said...

THat sounnds like a regular spring cleaning. Oh my goodness, emptying rooms, cleaning carpets, washing floors on hands and knees????Yuck LOL. Go on and get it out of your system. You will feel happier and not guilty any more for quilting so much. Am I right?
See you later
Riet

Quiltluver said...

Ok, I've never known someone who was happy on their hands and knees scrubbing the floor. Can you come visit my house? My house needs such a deep cleaning that you'd be flying high after you finished here. Karen

Becky said...

All I can say is Ohhhhhhh Lane, you make me tired.
Enjoy.

Shirleymac said...

Except for the knees part that doesn't sound so bad Lane. I get a lot of satisfaction out of cleaning out cupboards too. I thought I was the only one. I think it's the same as exercising. It releases endorphins and then you feel better. I love lists... especially ones with a couple of crossed off things on it.

DeAnna S. said...

Cleaning is a great outlet for frustration. I clean more when I am mad at something or someone. My plans for the coming days sound like yours. I'm off next week and I'm attacking every room in my home with a cleaning schedule, boxes and garbage bags. I need the list because I'm so easily sidetracked. I'll be throwing away magazines then find myself reading them. Have fun. The reward is very rewarding!