Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pre-Holiday Cleaning Day, A Praise, and Date Night 4

It hit me this morning that this is the last weekend we'll have before Thanksgiving, and then the Christmas season. I decided I needed to clean my house. And I mean REALLY clean it. That way, next weekend when we start decorating for Christmas, everything will be spic and span and organized.

We had a cleaning/house re-organizing and rearranging day last year on the weekend before Thanksgiving. It was great, because I got everything done during the weekend, so I could spend my first day of Thanksgiving break relaxing and pulling out Christmas decorations! I thought it would be a good thing to do again this year.

Right now I'm taking a break from cleaning (already. Ha!). I find when I have long marathon cleaning sprees, I need to take short breaks every few hours or so, or else I'll burn out quickly. Maybe I have Adult ADD, who knows? Haha...anyway, so far I'm having a great time cleaning my house!

I started my morning with a very sugary breakfast...cinnamon toast! My favorite! And I wanted to drink something warm because our house is sort of freezing...I thought about drinking some of the new holiday tea I bought the other night...I love Celestial Seasonings! They have the most fun flavors!
But of course I picked something a little more chocolatey instead!
The BEST hot chocolate flavor EVER.

I burned my two new holiday candles, pomegranate & cranberries, and fresh pine & cedar. It smells like Christmas in here already!

And my Pandora Station is set to Christian Christmas music. Loving. It.

I have to keep it fun around here to keep my momentum going! Anyway, I'm all ready for a day of pre-holiday cleaning and organizing.


I thought I'd include a big PRAISE in my post this morning as well. Luke fixed the couch situation yesterday! Well, he basically fixed it. We are going to end up paying a lot more than we had originally planned to, but they DID let us returned the ripped couch! And only made us pay a small(ish) fee for damages. And Luke picked out another one and bought it that same day. WITHOUT me there. I just put my two cents in based on the pictures he was texting me from his phone. Anyway, I don't like the new couch as much as the one we had originally picked out, but it is in 3 pieces, so is guaranteed to fit through our door. And Luke said if I really don't like it, we'll just return it and find another one. We are set to pick it up on Wednesday! Which means that it will be here before next weekend! Which means we can still get our Christmas tree and put it up on Saturday! Haha, I was very stressed out about that.


And one more thing. Tonight is another date night for Luke and I! Luke picked the date this week, and he originally had planned to have a movie night here so we could enjoy our new couch! instead we are having a movie night here and enjoying the over-sized bean bag chair on the floor since we are couch-less. It should be a fun, relaxing night anyway, after all this cleaning! We are watching a funny movie that Luke picked out, and I hope I can stay awake the whole time! I should be able to, considering that I fell asleep around 9:30 last night watching Enchanted while Luke was at basketball. And didn't wake up until 8:00 this morning! So yes, after that almost 11 hours of sleep, I should be able to stay awake for a movie tonight. Ha! I swear I have Narcolepsy, you guys! (Just Kidding)

Happy Saturday!


  1. I'm so glad you got the couch thing worked out, and I can't wait to see what it looks like! I love Celestial Seasonings too- I'm waiting on the next person to offer to send a care package because I want Celestial seasonings, good popcorn, and caramels (can't find those here!)

  2. I love Celestial Seasonings' Christmas teas! We're setting up our decorations today, but I'm having to clean as I go, because I didn't get any of that done this week - having a cleaning day before decorating is a good idea! I'm glad you got the couch situation figured out, and I hope you like the new one! i want to see pictures!

  3. I love these kind of days :-) Glad you got the couch situation figured out!


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