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Lovely living room

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Turns out Wednesdays are ok for cleaning, once you get a handful of distracting detours overwith.

It took me a couple of hours to do it right.  And no sooner did I put away the vacuum, when a five-year-old wandered through munching on a Pop Tart he forgot to ask permission for, dropping crumbs like nobody’s business.  That is when he got the lesson entitled Always Ask Mommy Before Helping Yourself To The Contents Of The Freezer, followed quickly by What Plates Are For And How We Use Them.

I’m so happy with the way this room looks, and I’d love to rest on my laurels a bit, but the kitchen is still in a scary state.  It may be necessary to go elsewhere for supper, as the spaghetti pot is buried under some unpleasant science experiments in the sink. Extracting it would be an arduous task better suited to an afternoon where I am not also expected to be running around taxiing an 8 year old to and from religious education class right in the middle of prime supper prep time.  (What ever happened to Sunday School, anyway?  Sunday mornings really would be so much more convenient than “almost supper time” on a school day.)

Anyway, if I position myself just right on the big chair in the living room, my back will be to the craziness everywhere else, and I can live in a delusional dream world – for just a while, just me and my take-out supper – and imagine that the whole house is as peaceful, uncluttered, and serene as this space.   Ah, yes.

And Neil says I have no imagination. Ha!

9 thoughts on “That’s better

  1. I am admiring your living room with awe. Mine rarely reaches such a state!

    And I agree completely about Sunday school class things. My daughter’s communion prep classes were every Saturday one fall. I do shows most Saturdays in the fall.

    Wish they still did the classes during school like they did when I was little…

    See what Elaine has been blogging about: Walk Down Memory Lane

    1. I went to a Catholic school, so never had to deal with the after school CCD thing, myself. I kind of liked it that way 🙂

  2. Im with you…house work stinks! But your room looks so good. Im proud to say “I live in la-la land quite often!”
    Take Care-Kashoan

    See what Kashoan has been blogging about: What a Wednesday!

    1. La La Land is one of my favorite places! Maybe I’ll see you there sometime 😉

  3. Lol… SO fun to see both posts together! lol…

    1. Heh. Yeah, it’s like a makeover show 🙂

  4. So, I was reading, and read this post before the previous one. I saw your living room and thought, “How do people actually get their houses to STAY looking like that??” I felt much better when I read the next post and saw that you don’t 😉
    It’s always a battle, keeping our homes in order (or some semblance of it) with little ones. I just keep telling myself that they wont remember how clean (or dirty) the house was…they’ll remember me playing with them. Speaking of which…

    See what Kim has been blogging about: While You Were Sleeping…

    1. Heh, well, I’m glad that I could dispel the illusion! My house looks like a bomb hit it way more often than it looks like this. This has been a nice change of pace.

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