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Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Monday, May 14, 2007

Anti-Procrastination Week: How did I really DO???

If you look at my list you will see that I didn't get everything done. I found it impossible to clean my entire house in one week. However, I am not disheartened by it. I am merely motivated to keep the areas that I got cleaned maintained. ;O)

We have a very large home (we rent). It fits our family well, but it can be a challenge to keep clean. We have 5 bedrooms, one that is used for the office; 2 very large bathrooms; 2 living areas, one of which is very large (in my opinion); a medium sized eat-in kitchen (small for our family); and a laundry room that seems small because we also have an upright freezer and a side by side refrigerator in it with the washer and dryer. Yes, my house can get very messy sometimes.

We took a week off of homeschooling to get it cleaned. I could not have gotten it cleaned if I had spent the week homeschooling, as well. So instead of finishing up this year on May 30, we will finish on June 6. That is fine with me because we are schooling year round this time.

Anyway, enough jibber-jabber. WHAT DID I GET DONE????

  1. I completely cleaned and organized the girls' room. I also vacuumed under all the beds and washed all the sheets & comforters.
  2. I completely cleaned and organized the boys' room (with the exception of their dresser drawers). I vacuumed their room and washed all the sheets & comforters.
  3. I completely cleaned and organized the tiny guest room, closet included. I also vacuumed.
  4. I did several loads of laundry, more than I can count...which got folded and put away.
  5. We cleaned and vacuumed our living areas, which are cleaned daily anyway.
  6. I cleaned the kitchen which is also done daily. I didn't thoroughly clean our living areas and kitchen. There was just not enough time. But they get cleaned enough that I didn't stress to much about these areas.
  7. I cleaned the downstairs bathroom. This is another room that gets done regularly.
  8. I didn't get the master bedroom cleaned, but I did get the sheets and comforter washed.
  9. I got almost all of my flowers planted (except for about 8).
I am elated after a week of cleaning. I am also exhausted, but I am glad I was able to clean my house!!! I didn't think that I could wait until the official end of the school year to clean it. It was becoming overbearing. But I think the most important thing that I have learned is now that it is clean, maintain it...keep it clean.

If you joined me during Anti-Procrastination Week, I would love to know what you got accomplished.


1 comment:

Mercy said...


No stress about the kitchen. Kitchens get dirty, I'm sure that he understood. ;-)

That is so great though that you were able to catch up a little bit on getting your home in order. I'm proud of ya.