Wow. What a really, really, really nice day.
After serving breakfast and starting some laundry this morning, I spent an inordinate amount of time on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor. I usually use the Swiffer on our kitchen floor, but I could tell that wasn't going to cut it today. It needed a good scrubbing. It was a discovery of sorts, and I found things I never even knew were there. Dried bits of spaghetti sauce, cemeted fruit bar droppings, crayon, marker, and possibly even playdoh. I'm now intimately acquainted with my linoleum. I know where all the seams and scratches and dents are... but it's REALLY clean.
I had to ban my family from the kitchen (and subsequently family room) in order to accomplish this task. I'm happy to report that the kids played together superbly -- an unheard of feat, and only a small amount of drywall dust found it's way to my newly clean floor when Hubby came upstairs for something he needed (He's working on the kid's playroom again).
By the time that was done, it was nearly 1pm, and I was still in my pajamas. The kids were playing so well, they didn't even realize they had missed lunch.
After lunch, I decided to clean myself up. There's nothing like scrubbing a kitchen floor to help you realize how you could use a good scrubbing, too. The kids continued to behave and play together nicely, giving me time to take care of me. (What a treat that was!)
I even had time to update two websites that I maintain this afternoon. I worked on my computer (uninterrupted for the most part) while the kids colored peacefully behind me.
Dinner was made and eaten, a little television was watched. While the kids took their baths, I went around and put the flannel sheets on all the beds.
Hubby spent the majority of the day working on the playroom, and just now ran out to take care of an errand. When he returns, we may watch a little television, then head on up to bed ourselves.
I am fervently hoping that Sunday turns out like today. If not, I'll be all the more thankful that all the planets aligned as they did to make this Saturday the perfect slice of all that is good in life.
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Update for Sunday: On the to-do list for today was clothes shopping for the kids, grocery shopping for all of us, and three little mini-stops to return items. Buddy stayed home with Hubby and did "guy stuff" and the girls all went out to do "girl stuff". Sweet Pea flat out refused to listen to me, and I had to make a one return trip to Target (after we had already been there)... did I mention how much I really really really enjoyed yesterday?
Now I'm home. The groceries are put away, and I'll start getting things ready for our week in a few minutes. If there is time tonight, I'll do a bit more work on the computer that I had hoped to do this weekend.