Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thoughts Are Rattling Around

I know it's been so long since I posted...You are all in withdrawals right?  I have lots of posts rattling around in my brain, but no time to type them...Because they are naturally wordy and long and involve lots of details...

Instead I will tell you a few snippets.  I didn't get to have milk for breakfast yesterday morning.  I was exhausted by the time I got home from work Monday night, had not gotten a real lunch (I consider two Honeymaid graham crackers, one boiled egg and a container of yogurt insufficient nutrition for a 10 hour shift), had been chewed on endlessly at work (welcome back, Andi) and I failed to get milk on my way home.

I consider a large glass of milk as vital as my 2 cups of coffee.  However, we only had enough milk for the girls, and I grudgingly gave it up.  But I secretly contemplated pouring myself a glass and gulping it down before they saw, and offering them some water...

Then God told me that parents are to show sacrificial love to their children so that they may have a reflection of who Jesus is...I fear I'm a very poor reflection, and the mirror is covered in toothpaste and soap splatters, and probably needs the silver replaced in it...But regardless I gave up the milk.


I started spring cleaning on Saturday after three whole days of doing next to nothing, if one counts feeding the family and a few loads of laundry as still nothing...Which I do, because Momma's gotta eat, and we all have to have clothes on our backs.

Spring cleaning began with my kitchen.  It literally took me all day.  I cleaned all of the "decorations" on top of my cabinets.  I cleaned and polished the front of my cabinets, cleaned out and reorganized my pantry, and cleaned my refrigerator and freezer.  I even cleaned behind it!  I cleaned windows and light fixtures and even cleaned the mop boards! 

Spring cleaning always sends me down sentimental memory lane.  I had lots of thoughts of my Grandmama Dolly, who passed in January, as I cleaned all of the old canning jars she gave me. 


I thought of Brent's Aunt Aleta, and his Grandpa Max, (who always scared me to death, he was always so serious, and I never knew what he was thinking) as I cleaned the old thermoses that sit on top of my fridge.  I thought of my mother in love who gives me endless stuff because seh can't throw anything away, and she knows I will cart it home and display it as a treasure...

It also makes me think of my Grandma Irene, who is a major neat freak.  And it makes me think of how she doesn't save anything.  She even threw away all of her extra silver ware as it was just wasting space!  I think she has like 4 place settings of silverware left. Spring cleaning at her house is always a snap...I wonder what she would think if she came over and saw that I have 32 place settings of dishes and at least eight more at my mother's, waiting for me to bring home and find a place for them! 

Anyway, that is a few thoughts rattling around in my head.  I have more to share, but I must go to the eye doctor and file our taxes, and do my Bible study, and on and on and on...

What thoughts are rattling around in your brain that you just dying to share?

8 comments:

Me said...

Keep em comin!!!! I love your ramblings!

Freckled Hen said...

That is really funny that she throws away extra silverware! Your kitchen is pretty- I love the red.

Marilyn said...

I have not strted cleaning because I am sorting through all of my mothers things, She never threw anything away but guess what!!! I have found some treasures.

The Accidental Housewife said...

I'm halfway through autumn cleaning. And yes, I'm aware it's now winter.... It kind of got away from me. Probably should get back onto it. You know, tomorrow....

Thanks for linking up to our party today!

Roar Sweetly said...

Hi there, over here for Mrs A's link up party! I think there's no better feeling in the world than after a big spring-clean and everything is sparkly clean. My kitchen's due for a deep clean, thanks for the motivation.

Enchanted Moments said...

I will be spring cleaning in a major way when our renovation begins, it will mean pulling down the back of our home, including kitchen and bathroom...I cant wait!

theoldmilkcan said...

I've come over from Mrs A's - I do seasonal cleans too...but for each season we clean in a different way. We do have a major clean up for new year (often involves a skip bin!). Lovely to meet you :)

Beccra said...

Heya! Loving the link up party and great blog!!

My husband is in the Australian Army. We're over here for two years while he does a posting helping to train US troops who are heading to Afghanistan. Called a representational posting. We head home at the end of 2013 :)