Friday, March 10, 2006

Michelle and Cleaning

I met Michelle at 1/2 Price Books on Wednesday night, and we went over to my place so I could show her my clean living room, which looks, in my opinion, really good.

But you know how some women are-you could clean the carpet off the floor and the skin off your fingers and they would still find something negative to say.

Before we go in, I tell her that I've got the floor in the apartment picked up, but there are some fine tuning things that need to be done, and that she needs to be careful what she says because it might jinx and ruin the whole thing.

And I'm starting to think maybe I shouldn't have brought her over.

Despite my better judgement I let her in anyway, and I had to help her attach her jaw back to her face after she saw the improvement. She was pretty shocked, amazed and pleased.

So it was pretty cool that I was able to knock the ball out of the park last night, and I shall continue my project one day at a time.

Last night I picked up all the clothes off the floor and sorted them in preparation for doing laundry. Tonight I will continue to clean other stuff off the floor and from under my bed.

This run of organization is spilling over to other areas of my life.

I'm more or less living my dream of being a musician, but as an artist friend recently told me, it's a challenge to balance out the two minds, but that it is possible, and failing to balance out the sundries with the artistic will dry up the artistic well, which kind of happened to me the last couple of months.

It's time to move on to the next level, whatever that is.


At 11:37 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said...


At 11:47 AM, Blogger Brian said...

I may be in my room a minute longer than I thought.

I got the trash off the floor on the left side of the bed, and I also need to straighten and organize the bookcase before I move to the other side.

At 1:49 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said...

After having been "the messy roommate" in college, and "the messy wife" early in our marriage, I finally learned how liberating it can be to get rid of stuff. The folks at are big on how clutter can drain your energy and really have a negative impact on your life. I LOVE throwing stuff away now. I love going through the house, filling up a trash bag, carrying it outside and thinking "Here's a bag of crap that won't be junking up my house anymore."

I'm tellin' ya, my last visit to the Henards' house (1997) cured me of wanting to hang on to "stuff." Their house was almost unliveable then -- can't imagine what it's like now.

My house is still messy, but that's because I live with children and not because I don't care.


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