- Buy new humidifier for Helen's room (she has the sniffles)
- Buy storage caps for Dr. Brown's bottles in prep for work in a few weeks.
- Get china out of storage at parent's house
- Find place to store china in our house
- Change sheets on all beds
- Bleach and scrub bathroom tub and tile
- Mop kitchen floor and bathroom floor
- Finish laundry
- Lose 20 pounds.
- Shop for groceries
Let's see, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 are complete. However, I'd like to note that 6 was a necessity, since Little Philip added "new toys" to his bubble bath tonight rather than ask to get out and sit on the potty. The china is in all those cute little storage containers all over our dining room table as I've not found the time or space to move it yet. I've had to redo a load of laundry as it sat in the washer so long it soured. Dishes are piled high either in the sink or on counters. The floors were mopped Sunday but are already nasty again, making me wonder how I ever let Little Philip down there when he was first crawling. Toys are in every room all over the floors, and clothes no longer are separated into dirty or clean on beds and dressers. I just grabbed them all and put them in the dirty clothes, which only made the laundry situation worse. I'm sick as a dog from the dust and pollen this year, and poor little Helen has the same problem being a spring baby. This is why I bought a new humidifier for her room. Whenever I'm sick like this, I get a bit obsessive about cleaning and I can't get it done!
The house is a complete wreck and I can't seem to find the time to keep the house clean! How the heck to other people do this? I've been to friends homes over the past few weeks, friends that are willing to be themselves for play dates so I know they aren't frantically cleaning on account of my coming over. Their homes are orderly and clean. Philip and I were talking over dinner tonight and he thinks it is because our house is so small, exactly 1400 square feet. If we had a bigger house to spread out, we'd probably have the same amount of furniture but have more storage and places to "live" vs. keep clean. He may have a point but moving up in house is out of the question. Besides, this house was built in the 1940s and back then, families with two or more children grew up in this house. We should live within our means and be able to do it as well. Still, I long for a basement activity room with a hidden stairwell where I would be able to hide the mess and let the children play.
I'm up for suggestions and definitely up for any how-to books anyone can recommend for my sanity!