Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

With occasional posts, Alexandra, Adrienne's older sister, writes of her ranch life in Nevada and raising four sons, ages 5 and under. Life is never dull and her boys have given her some pretty awesome stories to tell.

Stick around awhile, and you're sure to laugh, nod, smile, be encouraged, and see what life is like with a big (little) family.

6.19.2012

It needed a good scrubbing.

The north side of my house this morning at 10:37 am:

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The north side of my house three hours of scrubbing and the better part of a gallon of bleach later:

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Hooray for elbow grease. And nice, comfy beds that beckon after a ridiculously exhausting day.

I never, ever would have said I am a procrastinator. Turns out, when I’m overwhelmed, I can’t even wrap my head around it and I find something else to do. Vacation at the end of the week? Camping equipment to sort through? Lists of meals and grocery shopping to do? Clothes to pack?

Perfect. I’ll scrub the house.

For the record, I scrubbed the front too. It didn’t have the north side grime going on, but it took just as long. Six hours later, I’m having some ice cream and going to bed.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a difference all of that elbow grease and bleach made. Sure looks nice. Great job Adrienne. I just bought 8 gallons of bleach at the request of your dad to do our house! Let the fun begin - guess we could do it while you're here on vacation!!! Mom

in the coop said...

Your house looks great! Nice work. I like to procrastinate in similar ways. Getting a job like that taken care of just makes you feel better. Hopefully a little less overwhelmed.