Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I Should Have Taken Photos!

Sunday night, my mom came over to spend the night with us so she could get up early and help me tear Shane's room apart! Wait, let me back up! First she washed all my kitchen cupboards and doors with Murphy's oil soap, then moved into the bathrooms and did the same to all the wood. Next, she went back over the cupboards and doors with Pledge! Smelled so nice! Then, she attacked my huge sliding glass doors off our family room. She got on her knees and scrubbed all the gunk out of the metal tray the doors slide in, then cleaned my doors inside and out! I was ironing for hubby. His new chef's coat was fresh out of the package and had all those stiff wrinkles from being folded so long! I had several phone calls to make as well. By the time she finished the glass doors, I had cooked us a yummy brunch. After eating, we started hauling everything out of Shane's room. Once the room was empty of everything, except the furniture, I left her to it! You all haven't seen anything until you see my mom clean. I'm telling ya', it's worth a vacation down here to Florida just to see that woman in action! While I did things in other parts of the house, she washed all the furniture and then used Old English lemon oil on it. Then she vacuumed the baseboards, windows, and blinds before washing all of them with --- yes, you guessed it! Murphy's Oil Soap, which from here on out will be referred to as MOS!!! She shined the windows with Windex and then vacuumed the entire floor. Shane and I were in the family room sorting through all the toys that we had drug out of his room earlier. What fun it was to watch him make decisions of what to toss in the trash and what to put in the give away pile! Today, we finished the sorting and putting away part of it. He kept a little more than I liked, but he did good. We were able to get rid of several small bins and fit most things into his room with only one additional under the bed storage unit to help out with the toys. I also washed all the bedding, from mattress cover to comforter! It feels good to have one room completely done!

15 comments:

Kelli said...

Wow! What a wonderful blessing your mom is! I'll bet your home smells so clean and fresh!
Kelli

jennifer said...

Does your mom want to travel to NM on a 'working vacation'? LOL

Have a great night, and Wednesday!
Jennifer.

oh..I got the email on the mouse...it should be a post! Too funny!

luvvom said...

LOL! You are too funny! Maybe I will take a vacation down there to visit you come winter! :o) In the meantime, send your mother up here! ;o)

Haus Frau said...

Does your mother do offices? I need my office cleaned. I'd pay her in yummy groceries. ;o)

Jodi said...

It is such a wonderful feeling when a room is done like that. Makes you just want to keep going into the room to breathe in all that clean smell and absorb the peaceful order! Your mom sounds like a peach!

Rebecca said...

Oh my! What a job! Can you loan her out? lol seriously though how wonderful to have that room fresh and clean.

Lyndy said...

Could I interest your Mom in a trip to GA. Bet everything smells and looks great.

Trella said...

What a wonderful blessing to have such a wonderful mom. I love the smell of clean:)

Penless Thoughts said...

I would say "You are blessed"!
Susan

Daughter of the King said...

no no I am sure she would love the Puget Sound area....I am so totally jealous, in a Christian way....
You are BLESSED.....
Deby

diana said...

wow... i'm tired just reading that post. how nice of your mom to help you. i hope it was as much of a blessing to her as it was you.

thanks for visiting my blog last week. sorry it took me so long to come over to yours.

Jackie said...

True, no one can clean like Grandma!

Baptist Girl said...

Well I can see where you get it from Pam!! Hard work runs in the family. She sounds like a real gem!!

Cristina

Jungle Mom said...

Please give Patti my message of continued prayers for her!!

Mishel said...

Can your mom come to California?! You too! : ) Whew! I was worn out just reading about all that work being done. What a huge blessing for you mom to help you like that!