Tuesday, March 31, 2009


With this post, I wrap up my NaBloPoMo. 31 posts in 31 days (well, actually, 33 posts!). "They" say that one of the purposes of doing NaBloPoMo is to set yourself in a habit of blogging. Well, I was already in a pretty good habit of blogging. What NaBloPoMo did for me is burn me out. And I really do think it burned YOU out too, my dear readers. The quality of my content went way down. I was boring. So, while I'm glad I did NaBloPoMo, I don't think I'll ever do it again. But don't worry. I'll still blog plenty. Possibly too much. I'll just only do it when I want to and have something that I want to share.


This morning started a little rocky for me. Just one of those yucky, hard to find the motivation to do what you've got to do kind of days. Richard was very sweet to me, and despite the fact that he was already late for work, stayed home a little longer so that I could take a shower and get dressed. I admit that I took my time a little in order to find my "inner peace" and be ready to face the day of sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning, etc that I had planned. Well, much to my surprise, I came downstairs to find that Richard and the kids had cleaned, vacuumed, done the dishes, etc! Basically, they accomplished in 45 minutes, what I had planned for my whole morning. (It made me seriously wonder if Richard should be the one at home and I should be the one working...) It was so sweet of Richard. He really did work hard to get all that done in that small amount of time. What a wonderful gift to me. And since he had done all the basics of cleaning, that meant that I could really dig in and do the little, oft-forgotten parts of cleaning the house. I washed all the windows inside and out, bleached the countertops, removed, washed, then re-hung all the curtains, did more laundry. Naomi wiped baseboards and cupboard fronts for me and dusted everything she could reach. My house is shiny and sparkly now! The sun is streaming in through clean windows! And the weather is nice enough outside that the kids can play in the backyard this afternoon - which means I can get even more done! Ahhhhhhh. Next step: decorating for Easter. Which will be so much more fun in an already-clean house!

What a lucky woman I am, to have such a wonderful husband. And kids. There are definitely going to be warm chocolate chip cookies waiting for my hubby upon his arrival home this evening.


chelsea said...

since they are both worth boys and only 18 months apart, we could straight up trade for a little while right? i would give my left arm to have a shower AND a clean house. wowsers, nice work rich!

angela michelle said...

okay, I vote against husband-swapping :)
That really was an awesome gesture by Richard that shows he really knows what makes you tick.
I have enjoyed checking in with you each day--sorry I led you down the NaBloPomo path.

Clyde said...

Congrats in your mission accomplished! But just because you did it, doesn't mean you're abandon us, right? We still expect to hear a lot of your bloggy wittiness. :)

erica said...

I think i'm going to miss hearing from you every day. it was fun to read about the little bits of your life.