Monthly Archives: December 2012

Project: The 40 Day Love Dare

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In addition to beginning my Project 365, I’ve also decided that an even better start to the year would be to begin the Fireproof-inspired 40 day Love Dare.  I’m going to scrapbook this project, but also update here daily 🙂  See you tomorrow!

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Project 365 – The Clean Edition

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Alright, so this may seem like deja-vu…I’m going to try to complete my project 365 again 🙂  I may not be consistent in a lot of things, but I am tenacious, and I’m bound and determined to finish this once and for all 😀  So starting tomorrow, I will begin my daily home clean sweep.  Wish me luck, cuz I’ll need it 😀

The Kitten Conflict: Resolved :D

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Mike just drove off to work, and left a very relieved wife at home.  We had some time to talk about the situation with the kitten, and he finally agreed that it’s worth a try, for Kailer’s sake  🙂

I haven’t told Kailer yet.  I’m going to tell him that I want him to have a really good day at school, because Dad and I want to give him an early Christmas gift after school.  It’ll give him an incentive to behave the best he can.

I’m so relieved and excited, and it actually kinnda surprises me how excited I really am about this.  I’m going to ask Mike to pick up the food and litter after school, as well as a bow to put on the kitten.  Since Kailer always goes to his friend’s house for about 2 hours after school, I’ll use that time to pack up the little ones and go with Mike to pick up the kitten from our friend’s house.  When everything is set up and ready at home, I’ll tell Kailer it’s time to come home for his early Christmas gift.  He’ll never expect it to be the kitten, and I can’t wait to see his reaction!!! 😀

 

The Kitten Conflict: Locking Horns

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This day is flying by.  It’s already 1:00pm and I’ve gotten exactly no housework done.  All I can think about is my Kailer, and what I can do to help him.  Of all the options, the one I canèt help focussing on is the kitten.  A few weeks back, Kailer rescued a kitten from the winter elements.  Mike and I had agreed we would have no pets in the house, so while Kailer was at a friend’s house, we brought her to our friend’s house.  He was absolutely crushed.  He hadn’t even gotten to say good-bye.  Unfortunately things aren’t working out at her new home, as she’s getting picked on by a Chihuahua.  So we found a new home for her, but she would be a barn cat instead.  Kailer overheard Mike and I discussing this new placement, and protested.  The kitten still hasn’t gone to the barn home, but Kailer’s  behavior had now become aggressive and threatening.  From these facts, I can only assume that his feeling of being betrayed over the kitten is what’s sparking all these negative changes.  So I’ve been pleading with Mike to take the kitten back here with us, at least for a bit, to test this theory.  So far, he isn’t budging, but this is too important for me to back down on.  I love and respect my husband, and normally we make decisions together.  I feel terrible having to dishonor him in this decision, but because my babies have been threatened, this time I’m desperate to win this battle.

Today’s To-Do List

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Today my goal is to clean the entire house from top to bottom.  It’s my act of love for Mike’s 12 Days Of Christmas, so there’s extra incentive for me to get it done 😀  Anywho, here’s my list for today – it’s long, but I have just under 8 hours to get it done, so off I go!

Kitchen:

  • do dishes
  • take out trash/recycling
  • advertise baby swing for sale
  • sweep, vacuum & mop floor
  • clear & clean counters

Dining Room:   DONE

  • clear & clean table
  • sweep, vacuum & mop floor
  • organize paper scrapbooks

Bathroom:

  • do laundry
  • take out trash
  • vacuum & mop floor
  • clean shower, sink and toilet
  • declutter & organize toiletries

Living Room:

  • declutter & organize my computer desk
  • vacuum & mop floor
  • organize toys

Kaleb’s Room:

  • declutter & organize toys
  • put all clothes away
  • store unnecessary items

Kailer/ Kayden’s Room:

  • declutter & organize dresser tops
  • declutter & organize closet

Entrance:

  • declutter & organize
  • vacuum & mop floor

Master Bedroom:

  • put all clothes away
  • organize room
  • do laundry
  • vacuum

Theater:

  • declutter & organize
  • vacuum