Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I spent the better part of last week with a "pinched" sciatic nerve. I don't know if you can actually pinch that nerve, but it's just an expression of the pain I was in. While laying on the couch trying to massage it/heat it/rest it/treat with Tylenol my house fell into absolute mayhem.

Yesterday while the girls were down for the afternoon nap/quiet time I spent the better part of two hours rescuing my pantry. I'm sure it's been in disarray for a bit longer than just last week, but I sure didn't notice it until then. Isabella often goes into the storage closet on her own to get apple juice or a snack. She went in this week and I had to rescue her!

After my cleaning and organizing was all done I felt pretty good about it. Upon Nick's arrival home from work I learned the difference between 'clean' and 'tidy'. When you tidy, everyone notices. When you clean you're the only one who knows unless you point it out.

I was super glad to discover that I hadn't bought any groceries we didn't need. Unfortunately I didn't find the VCR remote. I think it's time to give up hope on that one, it's swimming with the alligators.


Lamb said...

With Nick and two little girls around it is nothing short of a miracle that anything gets organized. lol

Having a tidy house is highly overrated. That may come when you are retired. But don't count on it.

Enjoy your husband and children every moment you can. Kids grow up so quickly.

God bless


Bloggy Mama said...

It feels so good to have things the way you like them, even if others need a little reminder that "now it is the way it's supposed to stay!"

Amanda Brown said...

Hey, Amanda! Love the new tidy pantry, and also your sweet banner! Did you make it yourself? It looks great and really adds a lot to your blog. I can't believe how soon you're going to be having your baby! Seeing that photo of you on the sidebar made it real for me! Wowzers!