Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Deadline equals productive evening

For some reason, I tend to get more cleaning done when Im faced with a deadline of someone coming over. It kicks me into a higher gear I guess.

Anyway tonite, with some of the kids help, we got the downstairs really cleaned. Nathaniel cleaned the downstrs bathroom while Zechariah and Elijah finished cleaning their bedroom. Andrews Dad is visiting tommorrow and he will sleep in Josiahs bed. The boys, will either sleep outside (they have been begging to,lately) or upstrs in the living room. Katarina helped declutter the bookshelves and wash walls. I steam cleaned the family room carpet and touched up paint along the stairwell.

Feels good to have made some progress. Going to ban any children from the downstairs area lol. Tommorrow we tackle the upstairs:Kitchen, living room, bathroom and two of the bedrooms. His dad wont arrive til 5, so I think we are in good shape, even if he shows up a bit early.

Less than 2 weeks til school starts. We still need to get shoes and a few backpacks. Thankfully I have purchased most of the supplies over the last 6 weeks or so, so its not all coming due at once. We likely will do some shoe shopping this weekend too.

Next week starts getting back to the school routine and schedule. Middle and high schoolers will be getting up at 6 am. They are not thrilled. I havent recieved bus times yet but based on last year , they likely will be getting on the bus 7 to 720 or so. The elementary kids can still get up at 7(well maybe not ariana, shes my resident slowpoke) and get off to school by 745. Currently Andrew starts at 8, so technically everyone leaves before him.

It certainely will be quieter around here. A lot different for the littles though. Gideon is used to having a big kid around to take him outside or play with him.

Well thats all for now folks


  • At 11:47 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    i am the same way!!! i love the names of your kids!!!


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