These photos may or may not have anything to do with what I am going to talk about. They are just some more photos from our trip up north, and for the moment, organizing-daughter has lost her camera (again), so this is all I have to show for my all-day blitz.So, you'll just have to imagine me conquering a very messy bathroom. The hair needed a "dip", so my frugality took over, and I did in my own bathroom. Turning your head into a dip cone, is fun and all, but it makes everything chocolate brown in the meantime. And I really can not remember the last time I cleaned the bathroom, so.. like... yeah, it was THAT bad.
And THEN.. I got cleaning behind the bed, even. WOOO WEEEEEEEE the dust bunnies were living large between the bed and the wall, all nestled up on the floor. I dusted the ceiling fan. You almost needed a respirator after all of that dust got going. I turned ON the fan, just to make sure to share wealth. I guess you had to be there.
And the laundry. O.K. I think it was 6 loads of laundry today. Right now, I still have three of the loads looking at me, but I know they'll be there in the morning. Unless, of course, some crazed robber needs to come in and steal a pile of clean, unfolded pajamas or something. Maybe they've been reading my blog and KNOW I do all the laundry on Thursdays, and have read this great laundry post... and are just waiting to have all of my mismatched socks.
Jo-snazzer and Than decided to make homemade apple cider. We have an entire laundry basket full of apples from my parents' tree. They put some of them through the juicer (remember the one I got from a garage sale for $20.00??). After juicing them, they strained off the bits and pieces and heated it to 160*. Jo also made bread all by herself. She's getting good at that.
So, I guess you could say that I worked hard today "gave 'er" as they say up north.
Speaking of UP north, don't you love the drama of getting a family photo shoot? (As the gun points toward the word shoot..)
And what parent would let their child STAND UP in a canoe? Duh.
And No I did not LET HIM do this. I found out about this by viewing the photos. We are all about good decision-making is this family. Yeah, that's us.
And I model it so well, you know. I think I've had band-aids on three different fingers this week. I can't walk into the kitchen without cutting or burning myself. I get a sliver once a week from the garden or other things. I find blood running down my hands and half the time I have no idea where it came from. Do you think I am trying to move too fast or something?
So, then I talk about blitzing--just getting a lot of work done in a short period of time. But sometimes no work gets done at all, and it's just nice to have a little play time.
And that is important too! Did you do something you'd like to report on? You can link up if that makes you happy.
If you are new to blitzing, here are some other links on the topic:
Basically, blitzing is forcing ourselves to focus for a set period of time on hands-on tasks.
Also, blitzing with kids is a blast if you are an airchair general.
Glad you could join us! Now you have MANY choices about using the blitz. You are welcome to do/ try any or all of them.... and so many photos to choose from!
And for you guys who like to move slowly and do not have a hand full of band-aids, try plodding.