Cleaning, Everyday

Brandi’s Getting Her Groove Back

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It is Thursday of spring break week and I have done a whole lot of nothing.  I’ve sat.  I’ve watched Youtube.  I’ve had some coke.  I have cooked supper.  I scratched my head.  I bit off my fingernails.  I’ve played cards with my kids.  Just….ya know…….not a whole lot of productiveness.

I did take Hunter to the doctor because he is pulling a whole lot of THIS.  I mean, there is nothing I can do about it and there is nothing a regular doctor can do about it, but I at least wanted it documented.  I’ve researched mobility dogs.  If you would like to help, you can head over Gofundme and I post updates and videos there.

Last night, we had quite a blow.  There was some information that was shared, from a very brave girl, and we have had to deal with the knowledge of being lied too, the realizations of someone we love living two lives and basically what are we going to do, moving forward.  It was hard.  I just had to go to bed.  I was on edge, Hunter was HORRIBLE, the kids were loud, I started snapping at everyone…all over this mess that someone else created but my family and I are in the center of the storm.  Sigh.

Amongst that crap storm, I took advantage of the situation (actually, I was sitting at the table with my head in my hands, crying, eating 3 bags of fruit snacks) and I had a conversation with G.  It was hard.  Truth was told to her.  It was hard to say and it was hard for her to hear.  She is very similar to the person that has caused such chaos and her anger has controlled her for so long, she doesn’t even know what she is angry about.  I will talk more about that in a future post.

Today, I got up and the sun is shining!  It is cool outside and it is supposed to snow tomorrow…but today the sun is shining.  I decided today was the day I was gonna get my groove back.  I am awake, alert, feeling good and ready to tackle things.  I had the little boys detail my van!  Woot Woot.  Boo folded laundry, cleaned the kitchen, watched Hunter, and just did little things that I needed done.  G helped me.  We started in the laundry room.

My #2 daughter is supposed to be on top of the laundry but…well….lets just say that walking into that smell cesspool of hell got my dander up cause we have not had any clean towels in quite a while.

I made some cleaner spray, with my essential oils, and I got started on cleaning the outside, the inside and the drum of my washer.  Once it was done, I got the first load in and separated out the rest.  G collected all the dirty laundry.  I think I will end up washing all the bedding and curtains, as well….but first, we need towels.  I then moved to the dryer.  I cleaned all is nooks and crannies.  I took the vent out and got my hand down there and pulled out a ton of lint that had fallen down there.  I also pulled the dryer out, swept behind everything and worked on the tubing because it has not been drying very well.

We washed off the shelves, all the inside of the baskets, cleaned off and organized the shelves, put things where they belonged, spilled an entire bottle of ammonia…that was fun.  I even cleaned out from behind the freezer where clothes get thrown, yet never get picked up.  Super fun.  Once I had all that done, Daniel came in and swept and mopped the floor.  Laundry is still going.

I cleaned out my bill holder, got a pile ready to be put upstairs, cleaned out my desk and my junk drawer, cleaned off my mantle, the boys and G deep cleaned their room.  Big Daddy is going to either rent me a carpet cleaner or he is going to buy me one.  It is necessary.  You cannot live in a house with 9 people, 11 sometimes, with 3 dogs and 3 cats and not need a carpet cleaner.

I also got all my essential oils out.  I combined like bottles and I made a ton of cleaners, carpet deodorizer, car deodorizer, anti aging face cream, hair thickener, hair growth serum, protective spray blend, tension spray blend….so much.  I am thrilled.

Tomorrow is Friday, the 6th, and I plan on tackling the innards of my kitchen and dining room.  I also want to tackle the living room, the game closet, the school closet, and the toy closet.  While I’m doing that, the kids will do their regular chores, just to stay on top of the little things….like the massive mounds of dirt that are everywhere or the deflated balloons that are lining my hall.  Oh, wait, what about the cat food that is strung from here to high heaven or the disappearing toilet paper problem we have.  When they are done with that, I will give them their marching orders.

For now, we are working in the house.  When the house is done, to my liking, then I will move to organize our attic and Big Daddy will take the people who live here and organize/clean my garage and do yardwork.  We need some roof work done, some gutters and landscaping done, swings hung, and such.  Spring is here.  Hallelujah for sunshine!

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