"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Thursday 13-gasp-#13!!!!

It's been a very busy week for me post stomach thing having regained my energy and then some and going on an unplanned massive re-organization blitz, so that's the subject of my very lucky Thursday Thirteen:

13 things I did this week, and by week I mean since last Thursday, because my weeks revolve around Thursday 13:

1. Conquered a stomach virus with, sadly, no weight-loss benefits whatsoever. Pure misery, no food and no weight-loss??? Bugger! Bugger! Bugger!

2. Went to church, with Poops in tow, who was a little angel the whole time. Loved the singing, loved the reading, loved the repetitive standing and sitting. We were in the cry room just in case but I think we're ready for the pew. Or am I flying too close to the sun?

3. Bleached bathroom shower grout to a beautiful, sparkling, white that any mother and mother-in-law would be proud of! Also, made multiple guest bathroom improvements (see below). Although very time consuming, it was very cheap, and the bathroom looks spectacular, if I do say so myself.

4. Redecorated guest bedroom with new duvet, pillows, and hung pictures. Although, we are trying not to put too much work into it should it become, ahem, another nursery at some point in the not-so-distant future, maybe. Or maybe not.

5. Cleaned out office which had become holding place slash refuge for misfit boxes after cleaning of guest room. Let's not kid ourselves, a lot of the cleaning in our house has been the shifting of boxes from the guest room to the office to the garage to the office to the guest room. Must. Stop. Vicious. Cycle.

6. Cleaned out and re-organized baby clothing. No more 3-6 month clothes! Wah!

7. About a million bazillion loads of laundry. I have put away 99% of it right away, but I must admit there is one load begging me, looking up at me with its lonely laundry eyes, longing to join its brothers and sisters in the mothership that is my closet, and I just haven't gotten to it yet.

8. Cabinet containing wine and martini glasses and pilsner mugs moved and redistributed to make room for baby bowls, bottles, cups, fingerfoods, utensils. Sign of the times!

9. Cleaned out redicu-pantry and added a lovely, very useful lazy susan for husband's "beer can chicken" spices. Maybe you've never heard of a beer-can chicken, but I implore you, try it! My husband's has become legendary. I digress.

10. Made reservations for lovely February anniversary weekend at the beach. 2 years! Love ya, babe!

11. Bought a Dirt Devil Broom Vac that is charging right now as we speak and I am so utterly excited to try this thing I am busting, Jerry! I'm busting! I've actually had Ralphie-like Christmas Story daydream visions of the broom turning me into a fantastic wife and mother. I'll let you know if it works or if it's crap. But I will say, the assembly was simply marvelous. I sat down with the thing, ready for anything, and discovered no assembly directions. Turns out, you just stick the handle in, and voila, a fantastic (fingers crossed) magic electronic broom!

12. Re-upholstered two ottoman cubes with a lovely, chenille-type red fabric, so that they might become new, very fashionable homes to the massive amounts of toy buildup in living room.

13. Cleaned out disgusting refrigerator and the sad remnants of 2006. Ready for new, better, healthier and less sticky foods in 2007.

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


suchprettycolors said...

wow, you got a lot done, and with a tiny one! i need to do some organizing myself...

kooky kay said...

That's a lot of things you got done. I can never reupholster anything.

Mine's up as well.

scribbit said...

My refrigerator could use some work. You still in the mood for cleaning?

Le laquet said...

Good grief ~ you have been so busy! *walks away looking ashamed at lack of work done at home*

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

You are a great writer! You kept my interest right to the end... how did you get sooooo much done? You wore me out so I'll just have to sit here and blog some more :)

Raggedy said...

I am glad you are feeling better.
I can't believe how much you accompished! Amazing.
Have a wonderful Thursday.
Take a breather.

Chris said...

Can you visit my house please! I feel tired just reading this list..

Skittles said...

Wow! All that and getting over being sick, too??? Happy TT and thanks for dropping by!

Rose said...

Sounds like you've been busy. MY mother was a wonderful woman. Sadly she died 5 years ago.

Miss Pink said...

Sounds like a fun week. Not!

Gail Martin said...

You have been busy.

Irish Church Lady :) said...

I've been doing some deep cleaning and reorganizing lately too. Must have something to do with New Years. I think I'll start a New Years Cleaning movement and then by the time spring comes we'll be laughing!! LOL

Starrlight said...

Oh the dirt devil!I have looked at that!

Sparky Duck said...

watch out for that Dirt Devil, I nearly lost a toe it was so powerful

dawn said...

boy, you've been busy this week. I can't remember when I last cleaned the grout so my MIL would be proud.

Happy TT

Robin said...

Wow girlie! You accomplished tons! I could not even accomplish a TT this week..too busy yesterday!
Your house sounds nice..I need to give mine a little TLC..
Glad you are feeling better!