We are getting ready to drive our four children to Springfield VA for Spring Break. This has been quite a huge undertaking. I am so grateful that Sheryl offered to take all the kids today so we could get ready. I really could not have done this without her. Not only did we have to check off our lengthy list, and believe me not everything was checked, we also had talks to finish preparing.
Let me say first that our house was 'clean' last night. By that I mean that everything was put away and straightened. Not that it was white glove clean but it looked fine. Now, ask me what it looks like after about eight loads of laundry. I decided to wash everything so I could choose what we would pack on our trip. I didn't want to start packing and realize that so and sos favorite whatever was still dirty. Needless to say, I ran out of steam. Half of it got folded, some of it was put away and the rest still sits. Bobby would not be happy that I'm posting this but he never looks at our blog so here is the end result.
I would normally never post a photo like this of my home, it normally never looks like this. However, due to the circumstances I thought it was funny so I had to record it. It will never look like this again, trust me!
Then we cleaned out and vacuumed the car. That wasn't too time consuming. We shopped for snacks to eat along the way. While I watched a movie I folded clothes. Then, while I waited for more clothes to dry I bagged up goldfish, teddy grahams, grapes, carrots and animal crackers in separate plastic bags. After that though I didn't fold the rest of the clothes unless there were getting packed. We picked up the kids and put them to bed then I folded all their clothes and put them in gallon zipper bags. Bobby thinks I'm crazy but it keeps their suitcases neat and then they have a place to put them when they are dirty. I think it's brilliant.
Among all this I finished my talk. We were given the broad subject of Christ. Wow! Um... that's huge. I have a lot to say about that. It was very hard to narrow it down even though we were given four articles to reference from the new issue of the Ensign.
I hope I don't bore everyone to tears tomorrow.
After all this, and I didn't even bore you further with all of it, Bobby is ready to go to bed so I'll finish this post. The good news is, our room survived the tornado of preparation and is still our clean haven, thank goodness!