Sunday, July 29, 2007

A little of this and a little of that...


So, I'm not so glum any more and I thought it necessary to post anew.

This is Ben. He's away this evening spending time with friends in Portland for a wake on behalf of their good buddy Adam. I'm glad he's able to be there.

While he's been gone I've done some things around the house that really needed to get done! We have a downstairs. There are stairs that go down and then there's a door... That's pretty much it. We can stow some of our precious belongings on the other side of that door but other than that you'd probably rather turn right back around and go up the stairs again. Well, those stairs have been littered with boxes and knick knacks that we just don't need around right now or just don't have a home in the "real" part of the house. They all did have one thing in common... They needed to fit together in just the precise order on the other side of that door down yonder. TRICKY! Well, I did it. It's all in there. There's nothing on the stairs nor on the landing. Nada. It may not be the perfect order and the boxes may not be labeled as to the randomness within the box but gosh darn it nobody can see my crap because it's all hidden away! It feels good. Real good.

The other thing that I will do in the morning is vacuum. I do like to vacuum. it's one of my more likeable jobs around the house. (Not like the dishes which, with a dishwasher, aren't half as bad!) It might not seem very exciting to you that I'm vacuuming but we don't own a working vacuum so we have to borrow one EVERY time. It's nice that we have carpet that hides just about everything, except for the kids' carpet which is a nice shade of white. Big bummer. When we do get a vacuum we're going with an Oreck. We think they're good. I'll make sure to take a picture of it when we get one... in like two months. Until then it will be a vacuuming frenzy on the occasional "Borrowing Day". What's your more enjoyable task around the house? Hope this post was more cheerful. Until next time!

5 comments:

Debby McCrary said...

Even when changes are good, like a move closer to home & clutter out of the way, still the sadness of reality is what it is.
We will celebrate Lana (Adam's cousin) getting married, and she wants Adam there, so our best is the excerpt from his village sermon. She even considered his recording of Boomer Sooner as she walked down the isle :)
But it helps to know that he is not forgotten, and still matters to so many.
Thanks for sharing!

Adam's Aunt Debby

ps. I feel good when shoes aren't left out and my bed is made. And none of that stuff can be blamed on Marcus!

Jess said...

I love to vacuum. I think it makes the house look so much nicer with just a little work. The most exciting thing is that this week I have started being able to vacuum all on my own...something I haven't been able to do in about 7 months! It's actually a real nice feeling to have not done real house work for so long that I have really been enjoying it this week.

Christy said...

There are few jobs around the house that I actually enjoy...so by process of elimination I think it would be putting all the toys away in their place. Then the house is in order and I feel like I can breathe easier.
Then there's Aris, who probably can't narrow down which job he enjoys the most. He loves to vacuum, dust, sweep, make the bed, do the dishes, recycle, take out the trash, hang up the clothes, sweep the garage, clean out the car, etc., etc. He's crazy but so wonderful!!!!! : )

Jen said...

Those of us with husbands who are grateful to offer those kinds of services are very lucky!

Ben said...

I love to offer services...