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Isaac and Audrey have their blue book exams next week, and then on Thursday we are done with school until the new year. Therefore, this week will be filled with lots of studying for Isaac and Audrey, a more relaxed school schedule for Elliot and Asher, baking, board games, and Christmas movies. I am ready!
I am also on a huge house cleaning kick. I am so tired of my messy, disorganized self. I am easily distracted and will use any excuse to skip cleaning, but it is time to establish some habits to streamline cleaning. I'm trying the Organised Mum Method. I chose it because the creator of it has a British accent and talks about hoovering, cleaning the splash-back behind the hob, and cleaning the loo daily. Just kidding. I chose it because she breaks it down into a one week bootcamp to clean your whole house, and she tells you what to do each day to get it in tip top shape to start with, then she has a cleaning schedule of what to do each day to maintain. (Her accent and lovely British words are just extra perks.) Like my workouts, I need someone to tell me what to do. Cleaning is not intuitive for me. I am fine with (too much) clutter. Since our school days are slowing down for a bit, I'm hoping to use this as an opportunity to get a handle on the house. Our closet space is very limited, so I just don't have a spot to put stuff that isn't being used right that second. But, I can do it!! (That's my little pep talk to myself.)
This sweet love nugget came down at seven zero zero to snuggle with me in front of the Christmas tree yesterday. It brought back memories of when all the kids would pile into our bed each morning. Oh, how quickly it all happens. I cherish these snuggles.
And, finally, may I introduce to you the dogs who aren't allowed on the couch? We're actually fine with Charlie on the couch since he doesn't shed and he's tiny, but Bear sheds like a fiend and takes up the whole couch. He is obviously nonplussed by these truths. Little, adorable, stinkers!
What are you up to this fine Thursday?