Wednesday, May 18, 2011

When I am in pain I ....

Clean... I watch the show hoarders and get physically ill at the horror...I guess in some ways I am totally opposite.  I  throw things out.  and, please dont get me wrong I have STUFF that I have had since I was a child and some of it I simply can not get rid of... and my house is FAR FAR from Immaculate in fact it stays a dusty mess very lived in and even when I do clean with in a day it is dusty again... ode to the perils of living on a dirt road.

But several times a year I deep clean EVERYTHING... Each item has to be dusted washed emptied moved around inspected and cleaned thats inside cabinets outside walls doors floors cracks crevaces valances  washed everything inventoried ect... its obsessive in some ways and it takes at least a week to get it all done. 

Usually I start in my room but today the kitchen got it.
I would imagine that we are probably one of the only crazy families with TWO coffee pots that are used each day.

we make no less than three pots of coffee a day. Michaels Big pot is made each morning, then I make my little pot, and in the evening another big pot full.
Bradley wanted to help me while I was washing down the fridge and freezer so I finally put him on the counter because working and holding him just does not work.
 Needless to say he pitched a fit when I made him  get down, but he got side tracked a bit later...
 When ever he is quiet of course he is up to something... we have been starting potty training...and he has discovered little Bradley... and like his daddy before him... he has alot to learn about AIM.
 But HE is so DARN CUTE about it all that it is impossible to get upset.
 yeah I know someday when he is a teen and discovers my blog... I will be in BIG TROUBLE! lol
 But when you have such awesome subject matter ... what can you do???
 and like all MALES in this family he has to work on EVERYTHING and try to figure out how it works...
I was hunting the camera when he had it upside down and was "working" on the bubble mower.
 He kept working on it for quite some time....and it still does not work.
I wish I had the camera out when it was nap time... he came to me with his pillow pet my blankie and his cuppie saying "night night" then trotted off to my room to get in my bed and nap.

 I bought this wall hanging years ago on one of my trips to Hannibal, I love it...
My cookbook collection is growing...and Michael said when it covers the entire counter then I have to stop LOL... HA HA we shall is over half full now.
I had to giggle and realise that I have allowed one MOUSE in my house.... if you look at the bottom of the red heart the push pin is a yellow mouse :)

well 1/4th of the great room is done ... Bradley and I will tackle more tomorrow... and We know we have alot more to get done!
Have a great day, till we meet again God bless you.


jojo said...

Oh woman, can we clone you and get some work done around here??
That boy is too darn cute for words...;j

farmlady said...

When I'm in pain I clean too. It gets me moving and somehow I feel better. I don't know anyone else who does this.
If I get up at night and my legs and feet are killing me. I walk around the house and sometime clean up things. Then I feel better and go back to bed.
I'm glad I'm not the only person that's kind of crazy this way.
Maybe we will be on a reality show someday.
Love and Grits....

Bluebird49 said...

When {I'm in pain---cleaning is the last thing on my mind! )

In fact--well, I have Fibromyalgia, and ever since I got it--way back in the late 80s (but they didn't know what it was then), I haven't been able to keep up at all with the dust a and clutter around here. My mother was the same way. And, unfortunately, I believe I MAY be a hoarder--so I refuse to watch that show, just in case I am! I told my husband tonight that every time I looked at the kitchen counter, I just wanted to cry, because it is such a mess. It pains me to admit it, but I'm a terrible housekeeper--just terrible. I used to be such a good one, but not anymore. I love a clean house so much--and I'd settle for half-clean right now--but I don't know if I'll ever get there again. :(

I see we share a love for cookbooks-I have 3 of the same ones as you! but, I mainly cook from scratch without recipes.You probably do , too

Paxie said...

I do the same and it's all about control. At LEAST we can control what's around us and it makes us feel better. :)

Cookbooks. I've collected them for years and don't cook. I should send them all to you LOL

Flea said...

LOOOOOOVE the wall hanging!!!

Mental P Mama said...

I cannot wait to come there. Can we have chicken and dumplings? thanx

Caution said...

I have never felt the urge to clean like that. Kind of sad, now that I think about it.

I'm so glad you have beautiful Bradley to make your days brighter :)

When I come visit, I would like your mac n cheese, okay?

The Tame Lion said...

An awesome post with wonderful photos!
Absolutely fantastic!!