Oh my! Yesterday was absolutely overwhelming!! I am sitting here typing this because I am determined to take it a bit slower and calmer today.
I have been having really bad allergies lately, so yesterday I set out to eliminate some problems. At least I hoped so, b/c I really didn't know the source of the problems! Anyway, I decided to start in my bedroom. So I did my usual Monday work--vacuumed and mopped all the floors (we have all wood and vinyl flooring); then started on the bedroom. I took out everything from the shelf and floor of the closet, cleaned and reorganized it. Pulled all the bedding off--including the mattress allergy cover---and washed it all and replaced it. Pulled everything away from all the walls, wiped down the lower part of the walls and baseboards, vacuumed and mopped the entire floor (which of course necessitated moving everything). Put the whole room back together. And discovered that I was allergic to the floor cleaner. Seriously. It was ridiculous. Then I fed the kids and put them to bed.
I was so stressed out, I had to work out even though I was also very tired. The workout was good--it actually gave me some energy. Which was very needed for the rest of my day.....In which I washed everyone's bedding except YS'; folded all the laundry and put it away(7+loads); sorted through the kids clothes, putting away winter stuff, so they could close their drawers; set up the pool for them outside; cleaned the kitchen and did dishes at least twice; dragged the children back in the house to scrub all the dirt off them; fed them; and decided that was enough!
I sat and knit and read silly novels for the rest of the evening that I wasn't talking with Joel and making snack for the kids.
I am not doing that today. I did discover that part of the allergy problem is that I am REALLY allergic to the soap Joel uses. To the store for new soap today. I intend to take it easy today and only clean the kitchen and bathroom. ;D
We have also started the fun process of toilet training YS. I got some cloth diapers to try to speed up the process as well as try to save some cash on diapers. He's doing ok. It's very new and hard to remember for him right now.
Well, I am off to call my naturopath and see what can be done about my allergies before we go to Eastern Oregon and visit the paternal Grandparents for the 4th of July. Hope you have a happy 4th!! And that it is quiet when you want to sleep ;D. I for one am looking forward to being in the country for the loudest night of the year!!
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