First Day

I’ve been reading Nony, from A Slob Comes Clean, for about a month now. She has motivated me to get my butt in gear. Sunday night, Monday morning!, I bought her 2 e-book set. Drowning in Clutter, Drain the Ocean, and 28 Days to Hope in Your Home. Of course, being me, I read them immediately.  Then, I got up and emptied the dw.  DH was so excited when he opened it Mon. morning and saw it empty.  Then I got really CRAY-CRAY, and while he took the grand baby, Pudding Pop, for her morning walk, I swept and mopped the living room. My back hurt, and I was huffing, and puffing. Yes, and sweating too.

parents walking baby stroller

This is from Juming museum.

 

But, it only took me approximately 10 minutes, start to finish, including moving the toys. Then I sat down, and basked in the glow of a job well down. And basked all day! And posted about it copiously on FB. and private messaged everyone who didn’t comment on my post. I’m so needy for approval. Then I decided to start this blog, to look back on my accomplishments, and brag on myself!

Actually, I’ve been working on cleaning up for longer than just 1 day.  After I got out of Physical Therapy Rehab, June 5, I started getting the itch to have a house that was nice. Not pristine, magazine level, no one can touch anything, just nice.  So, I began going thru boxes, and getting rid of stuff. It felt good to see those 3 boxes of donations, 1 box for consignment, and 13 gallons of trash leave out the door!  We straightened up the living room, and began having people over, well, family.  Then I even had the nerve to have Pudding Pop’s first birthday party here! Everything looked really good. 

I have sewn 1 curtain for the living room, now I need to do 1 more. And wait for DH to put up the rods.

If I continue to help with the dishes, and sweep and mop every day, he’ll soon be putty in my hands!

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  16. So glad to have found you! I just found Nony the slob myself. I didn’t realize you and I were kindred spirits too!!! I’m just starting out my blog+Deslobificaton so hopefully I stick with it. I’m so nervous that I might fail at this too. 😦
    Nice to meet you!

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    • I’m so glad you found me too! Nony is absolutely the best!! The “slob” in my name didn’t give you a clue? haha 😉
      You will!! It’s hard, but just do a little something every day. Be like Nony- just do the dishes! Do what I say, not what I actually do! hee hee
      Nice to meet you too.
      Have you gotten her book yet?? I love having a paper and ink copy of her blog to read!! But then I loaned it to my (slob) sister, so I will probably never lay eyes on it again! lol

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      • I bought her audiobook last Thursday and finished listening to it by the next day. I was THAT into it. I saw that you bought her ebook but after listening to her audio book I just went to her very 1st blog post (Aug 2009) and have been reading about 8 hours a day the least 3 days. (Is know. Crazy right? ) I’m now in April 2010 and really inspired to make my own monumental changes.

        And yes, when I was searching for similar blog pages I typed in the word slob and yours came up. I didn’t get a chance to stalk you totally yet but had a feeling you’re just like me. 🙂

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      • Nope, not crazy, I binge read too! Kinda like I’m doing with you right now!! lol
        Yes, I got her ebook, but then I got her real book, soon after it came out. I like to read better than listen.
        Cool!! That tickles me so much, that you found me on Google!!
        Haha, stalk away!! So far, we sound a TON alike!! (I’m a large lovely lady too.)

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  18. I need to be like this! I am drowning in clutter in my office (sounds posh but it used to be the garage 🙂 I just cannot get motivated to start because I can’t make decisions about what to keep and what can go. Arhhhhhhh! So well done to you for getting the motivation. I’m jealous. 🙂

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