Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What I Woke Up to This Morning

This is what my what Flylady would call "hot spot" looked like when I woke up this morning. To ensure that I'd get it cleaned up, I decided I'd make myself accountable to you all and take photos of the progress of my cleaning. I took a picture about every minute or two. Here you go!

Yes, Tonya, that is your bottle of cleanser that was left at the Myers'. She gave it to me on Sunday, so I'll get it to you tomorrow night at Mutual.

The cute little pumpkin was given to me by my visiting teacher. She always brings something when she comes. T was carrying it around everywhere, so I had to confiscate it. And of course this was the perfect place. How could he even find it?

We usually don't buy pop, but last week if you bought 10 2-liter bottles for $1 each, you got a $10 rebate, so they were free. My kids were thrilled. The plan was to have root beer floats for FHE treats, but in order to do that, I've found you have to buy ice cream too. Hmm. I'm thinking I'll store emergency water in the used bottles once I clean them out, but as you can see only one has a lid, so I guess I'll go get my five cents back from those.

The cute basket on the counter was a gift from a good friend. It holds a copy of the Book of Mormon (the cheap blue copies) for morning scriptures. Wow! All these facts you were just dying to know, I'm sure.

We've been contemplating getting rid of our home phone service. I hate all the cords but there are two hang ups (ha! ha! get it?)--first, it would be awkward for people to reach our kids; second, we'd have so many companies that we'd have to give our cell numbers to. Oh, and one more, we'd have to up our minutes on our cell phones, which wouldnt' save us much anyway.That little black index card box is my chore box. I started using it way back before we had children. It's been altered over time and only gets used when I'm truly unmotivated. Oh, that's Zan's ballot behind the phone. I haven't voted yet. It's too heavy for me to lift right now if you know what I mean. I guess I'd better get on it. Ugh!The cute little picture is from some good friends. It's such a cute thing. I want to put it up on my wall by our family rules (subject of another post), but I have hole-in-wall paranoia. Just look at all the scrunge on that counter!

My brother-in-law calls these counters "retro counters." They have been in this house forever, but if they're not broke, why fix them? We're not selling our house any time soon, and they work just fine. Plus countertops cost an arm and a leg and I'd rather send my kids on missions and to college someday. Ahhh. Much better, don't you think? I really try to be a minimalist when it comes to my house. I like simplicity; it's much easier to keep clean. I'm just not a fancy person; although I admire those who are.

Stay tuned next time for...


Now, that's Halloween scary!!! The dog is snoring in my laundry pile right now. I really bear all, don't I?


Anonymous said...

i think your counters look GREAT! i wish i had that much space!!!!!!!

Jeannie said...

Holy cow! That looks great!!! Keep up the hard work! And anytime you need help, I will be happy to help!

Shauna said...

Wow looks awesome! You go girl :)

Darilyn said...

I loved this post. Great idea.

Tonya said...

My Simple Green! I forgot that it existed. I really like that cleaner:0) Your hot spot looks great now. Good job! Free pop? Cool!

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