Well, thanks a lot Sara. I was happy-go-lucky here, enjoying a little crochet work while peaceful quietness reigned here on the homestead...and I just felt like checking the Reader.
And there sits A Home Challenge. Right there on top -- TWICE in my Reader, no less.
Obviously The Lord wants to remind me of that cleaning and organizing challenge I started a while back. A while back...long enough there's no excuse for it not being check-marked off my general list, that's for sure :o(
Ok, my "areas" of need are these:
1) Front porch and front yard. A mess. Cinder blocks unstacked, a dog run in need of attention, just miscellaneous needs.
2) Living room/Dining room. This is where you are when you first walk in the house. It's our schooling area as well.
3) Kitchen/Laundry room/Wood room. The kitchen is separate from the living room by an island, and off it to the back is the laundry room, off to the front is the 'wood room' -- our woodstove and wood cookstove pretty much take it all.
4) Our bedroom/closet.
5) Pantry/our bathroom area
6) Girls room
7) Boys room
8) Main bathroom by the children's room and off living room
9) Center of barn
10-12) the work building. We need to go through all 3 freezers and clean and organize, inventory, etc. Not to mention just try to clean up the building itself.
Ok. Now, I don't have a real good plan of motion in mind here. We aren't on any sort of school break really, but it is summer and we do take breaks and such at whim around here. That's why we school year-round :o).
Time-frame wise, I'd like to see the inside duties done this week as much as we can. Dewey will be home Friday, Lord Willing, and it would be a nice welcome home for good, don't you think?
Unlike brave Sara, though, I'm just not sure I can do the *before and after* photos. She said she will share the good, the bad, and the ugly. That's great, but several of these areas only encompass the UGLY. I just have way too much pride to be a good Christian :o(
Maybe I'll share....Maybe just some 'during' photos.
So -- who else is up for some Pre Back to School House Cleaning fun? Go visit Sara at Blessed Simplicity and let her know you're game for some accountability!