Spring Cleaning Day 3 – or not

So this is the third day of spring cleaning with SimpleMom. It is the second day of living room cleaning. For me, it will be the first day I go to work in an office in about 14 months. No worries, it’s not a 9 to 5 job in a cube farm or anything… it’s a part time writing gig in a creative online media joint and I’ll be going in one day a week to work there, have meetings, etc. I might do some cleaning in the evening, but for the most part i will be focusing on “going to the office.” I’m actually kind of excited about it. So, instead of clutter, let’s look at the garden.


Look at that beautiful cucumber flower. I am hoping I can grow enough pickling cucumbers to actually do some nice pickling, well, at least one nice batch. We have gotten so much rain this week I was worried that the garden might get a little over saturated but it looks like it is actually thriving. The fact that it is not yet regularly topping 80 degrees is pretty out of the ordinary and due to the rain we have hardly had to water the garden for TWO WEEKS! Craziness. The peas are going gangbusters and getting tall and flowering, tomatoes, cantaloupes, squash, cukes, and pepper are all flowering. We’re eating lettuce from the garden almost every night in a salad. There are three tomato plants with little green tomatoes growing and my second batch of potatoes (planted in straw in a chicken wire tube) are sprouting. It’s all looking really good.


The Spring Cleaning Party has been really fun. I’ve been trying to hit most of the pople that are posting about it and reading up what they are doing, looking at before and after pictures and leaving comments. It’s interesting to see other people’s organizing ideas, see that my house isn’t really the messiest place ever (it’s just normal) and read about some of the revelations people are having. I’m really glad i decided to participate. I think Robert is enjoying it too. He, of course, likes the clean house, but he’s also helping out and making an effort to purge some of his stuff too since I am making a real effort to go through my stuff. I hope being at work most of the day doesn’t derail the Spring Cleaning Party at our house, I won’t actually be behind but I have a lot going on Thursday and Friday as well. Not to mention I have some sewing projects I’d like to finish up so I can meet some deadlines. We’ll see I guess.

And here’s one cute puppy to start your day.



6 Responses

  1. My husband and I work full-time, and I’m finding it hasn’t been too hard getting the cleaning done after dinner. We started on Saturday so we’re actually on the kitchen day 2 right now – which turned out to be the most fun for me! Probably because I like to organize.

    Your living room pics look great, by the way!

  2. I worked 9 hours on Monday and Tuesday and so far have been able to keep on track with the cleaning schedule. I too don’t have the messiest house ever which made it a little easier to keep up. I also started decluttering a month ago so that helped. Good Luck with your new job! Sounds fun!

  3. I am so jealous of your garden! Mine consists of two tubs that I move around following the light (the backyard is very shady!) I had to work on Friday, so I’m still on the kitchen. Good luck with getting caught up this weekend!

  4. I’ve really enjoyed the Spring Cleaning Party as well, but I really dropped downstairs to tell you beautiful job on your garden. Sigh. Major water drought in my city has left my garden sad.

  5. I am so jealous you have things actually growing in your garden already? Know what I had in my garden on Saturday? SNOW!! Its gone, but still, SNOW in May is just wrong.

    Beautiful doggie 🙂

  6. Fantastic website=) I will definitely come back again soon.

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