I started with some of the areas that collect the most clutter and just threw a ton of stuff away. It felt so good! I loved seeing the garbage bags start to pile up. I found some things we thought we had lost - like shoes, games, and library books. I also found some pretty gross stuff - like food that had been in the fridge so long it started having little food babies! There were some tears shed. And not just after I discovered the moldy food family, but when I came across some of the clothes I saved from the time my kids were infants. Also tears shed by the kids when I tossed toys they haven't played with since the day we bought them. Even Jonathan got it on the cleaning action by getting a good chunk of the garage done and shampooing all the carpets. And that my friends, is MY love language ;)
Half way through the week my mom and I went for our Mother's Day massages at Solutions Studio and Spa for a much needed pampering! The day we went the kids were crazy! At one point I stopped walking too fast and Logan ran right into my back end! *sigh* I had never been there before but it came with a strong recommendation from a friend so we gave it a try. Have you ever noticed the similarities between getting ready for a date and getting ready to have a massage?
- Nerves: Check
- Shaved legs: Check
- Cute under garments: Check
- Falling in love by the end of the night: Possibly
So, not only did I start the defunktification processes on my house last week, but also my mind. Last night I went for a 5 mile run (it's been a while) and I really think it had something to do with getting rid of some of my "mind clutter". I'm still plugging away at it this week (I hit a little road block though when 3 of the 4 kid's bodies decided to do their own type of cleanse). Now, instead of throwing away too small clothes, I'm throwing away clothes that have been pooped/puked on :( I really miss my masseuse Sarah right now...