okay. the school room just about wiped me out for the rest of this spring cleaning thing. i forgot for a short period of time the fact that i'm running a school, an art studio, and a book store. i started around 9:30. lauren helped me clear out the whole room. as i was taking things out i kept thinking, "this is going to take a while" [no kidding]. lauren was such a trooper, she lifted and carried things, stacked them up. such a helper. all the while megan's making snacks, and lunch, and doing dishes [all of this without being asked]. i told her i really could cry [if i had the energy] with all the help i was getting. thank goodness jack just likes to be in the mix and do whatever.
normally, seeing all this chaos in my home [pictures later today], i would be an absolute mess, but i really did enjoy it for the first half of the day. by about jack's "quiet time" i was wishing that i was 3 again for some "quiet time" of my own. i could have gone to bed at 2:00 no problem. but the boxes and baskets, and papers, and stuff were calling my name. back at it.
had planned on making taco soup for dinner. nope. leftovers.
just typing this i realize how much God has changed me. not so uptight. not so in need of perfection. trying to enjoy the process a little more. after all "the process" is 95%. i mean i'm not going to get to enjoy some perfectly manicured school room for very long. i live in it. my children live in it. life happens in that room and so i better just enjoy the cleaning time and then make a mental note of what it looks like.
finished up what i could at about 9:00pm last night. a far cry from what i experienced in the living room on day 2. 12 hours. in this whole thing i have really enjoyed looking at stuff from a completely different perspective. realizing how attached you can become to things of this world. if i didn't need it or love it....it was gone. felt good.
i'm so thankful for all of you that are commenting on my progress. it makes me giggle and smile. i love all of you very much and i feel you out there praying for me. i am praying for all of you.
today is the kitchen. i am laughing as i type this. the kitchen? are you serious? i will attempt. with no expectations.