Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chaos with a Purpose...

I originally had this week off from work, since I was suppose to go to camp. I decided to go ahead and keep it. Last time when I went in the hospital, because I had been sick for a week before, my house was a WRECK. Unfortunately, it is still not in total order. In comes the week off...

Since half the fam is gone to camp, there are not as many bodies in the house messing things up! So, I bribed my son and we are spending QUALITY time together fixing things up. Of course part of the bribery has to do with his room, in which he wants a total makeover, paint and all. (And of course there was money involved too. :) )

So, I'm working a little, resting a little and just dreaming about a clean house. In other words if you were to come visiting now, you would be greeted by total CHAOS. But HEY, there is a goal in mind and hopefully by Saturday, my hubby and baby girl will be surprised when they walk through the door.

First room to tackle has been my daughters. Throwing away and packing away have been the key there. Don't worry, this mom isn't snooping, reading the journals or invading her privacy. But if you knew my daughter, then you would know she has NO organizational skills, she is a dreamer who could care less about the chaos in which she lives. Mom has to help out every once in a while. She lacks the ability to get rid of ANYTHING or at least pack the old away. I spent hours last night just packing away favorite toys and books from when she was 10. I am excited, though, for I found several pairs of my long lost shoes at the bottom of her closet... :)

Jordan has been filling in all the holes in his wall so we can paint later. I think he is regretting his poster stage BIG TIME. After I paint, I plan on having a small wall in his room covered in cork, so he can hang his treasured art without ruining the walls.

And of course there is the laundry. Hopefully, with two gone, I can play catch up.

Busy week, but I think it will be so worth it. I might even show a picture or two at the end of the week, out of sense of accomplishment. Or at least that is the goal. Wish me luck...

As for my health? I am doing alright. Right now I just live with the fear and anxiety of an attack, having to carefully watch what I eat. If I press on my right side, it still is very sore, so I know the gallbladder is still very sick, but hopefully with the diet it will shrink some so I can go through this surgery the easy way. My surgery is scheduled for August 20, as an outpatient. We are optimistic. Thanks for the prayers.

6 comments:

Terri said...

Oh Mich, I am so sorry to hear about your problems with your gallbladder. My husband went through the same thing. Prayers are with you dear ;)

Kellie said...

Hang in there and definitely take it slow. I know all about a chaotic house, you know!! :) Enjoy your room transformations!

Jules said...

I actually love cleaning and organizing. It is a sickness of mine. If I was closer I would come help you and your sick little gallbladder....

Bridget said...

Kyle was such a big help to me when I was down and out and I was so thankful for his help. Will say prayers for your surgery.

Angel said...

Go Girl Go!!! I do stuff like that when my hubby is traveling!! Get way more accomplished too!!

Still praying for your gallbladder!!

Love and Blessings to you

Amber said...

So...after you get all yours done, are you going to come and help me organize my chaos? Because apparently Kay comes by it honestly from her Auntie Amb.

You and Jor have fun this week.
Love you much.