Monday, March 05, 2007

Why I Have Been Scarce Around the Blogoshpere!

I have been a busy bee trying to make my home a little more homey! My Dear Hubby had two days off in a row last week and boy did we get into some deep cleaning around the house! Some of the things we accomplished together were:

1) Vacuumed, washed with Murphy's Oil Soap (known as MOS for remainder of this post) 2 ceiling fans. After they are clean, I like to go over them with Pledge, so they will be easier to dust between cleanings.

2)Removed and vacuumed, washed air vents in both bathrooms.

3)Changed air filters in all 4 of our return air vents. Vacuumed and washed with MOS.

4)Washed all air conditioning vents with MOS.

5)Washed master bedroom and master bath door jambs and doors with ??? You guessed it! MOS ( I love the way the house smells after using this stuff!)

6)Totally emptied our master bedroom closet. Vacuumed, washed baseboards with MOS, rehung all clothing on my new hangers! We both got rid of so much stuff. He pitched some old stained work pants from his days in the restaurant kitchen, 3 chef coats, a pair of shorts. I got rid of several dresses and skirt and top outfits, socks, 2 purses, lots of jewelry, and all my old hangers. (Sis, I am saving a box full of the plastic ones for when you get state side!)

7)Put everything back into closet after rethinking the best positioning for our categories.

8)After removing a small chest of drawers from the back of our closet, I have decided to paint it to match our bedroom and I will start using it to store scrap booking supplies beside of my corner desk! Photos to come later.

So that is why my posts have been short or premade for about a week now! I require lots of rest, so all this work was done sporadically. I am enjoying my newly organized closet though and rejoicing that I felt well enough to delve into it. However, it did take some prodding from my husband. The two large boxes of hangers and organizers had arrived from Home Shopping last month. He was so tired of them sitting in our bedroom, but he's so sweet. He knows I don't have enough energy to do a big job like that on my own, so he offered to do it with me. I call that LOVE!

Hubby and I back in December! He was pooped having just come in from work!


Penless Thoughts said...

I, too, like Murphy Oil. I'd say you cleaned. My wonderful husband and I do a lot of cleaning together.

Jungle Mom said...

OOOOHHH! Now I know where you were.

Bethanie said...

Sometimes you just need a break, but I'm glad your back.

Janie said...

Beautiful picture! You are a lovely couple.

Pam said...

You guys are all so sweet and encouraging. thank you!

Candy said...

what a cute picture!!! :)

Lyndy said...

Pam, Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a great picture of you and your hubby...just lovely. Wow you made me tired just reading all you two did but I know how good it feels to have those projects taken care of.

Oh and I bet I have the same hangers you got. You will love them. Actually, I need to order some more.

Have a blessed week.


Pat said...

Wow, I am jealous!!Got a fw closets to clean (and even more junk to get rid of!!)....You sure have a sweet hubby to help you like that!!

Youare blessed.....

I am glad you gathered enough energy to get through!

Rebecca said...

Wow! That's a lot of work! I bet it's so nice to have it done though. I wish we could get MOS over here. We have hard wood floors.

RoseMary said...

Hi Pam, I've loved going back and reading some of your posts. We have a lot in common. This post reminded me that I'm going to start on this type of housecleaning today. Our daughters will be home from college in a week and the place needs a thorough spring cleaning! It's so nice to meet you--thanks for coming to my blog!

Tiany said...

Wow you have been one busy Bee!! Good for you, I know how great it feels to get things done around the house!

I love the pic of you with your hubby, you all are a lovely couple!

Hugs & Blessings,

PS Pam thank you for always leaving such sweet, encouraging comments, your one of those lovely people who somehow feels like family right away! God Bless you and your family!!!

CaraqueƱa said...

Wow, Pam, that is encouraging! Maybe someday...I still haven't fully moved into this house. However, I'm a missionary, always moving from house to house. I'm not complaining--wouldn't trade it for anything! One advantage to moving is that you get rid of lots of things every time you move!