Monday, March 15, 2010

Get Real Monday: Good News, Bad News

First of all, thanks for all of the comments and emails about last weeks Get Real Monday blog. It felt great to get some things off my chest. In the process, a few of you shared some struggles you are dealing with now and while I hate to hear others are struggling, I don't feel so alone.

Yesterday in church, our pastor referenced several scriptures and one really stuck with me.

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed." James 5:16 It was a nice reminder that God doesn't want us to go through life alone. While the Get Real Mondays may not always be deep, serious, sinful, etc., I still feel like God wants us as Christians to lean on one another for support and to also BE REAL! I keep asking myself, what do we accomplish by putting up our 'perfect' front for others to see?

Anyway, I had originally planned to do this "Get Real Monday" post about something else, but I just can't seem to make myself sit down long enough to do that blog, so this Get Real Monday will be short and light hearted.

Good news: Remember last week when I was real and showed you this corner of our house and vowed to clean it up by this week?

Well, it now looks like this....
Bad news: Since we are being real, I must admit a few things....
1.) I didn't even clean it up until this morning so I could take pics to post on here, BUT I am glad that I showed it last week so that I made myself do it.
2.) Where did all of those plastic containers go?
Well, remember this area?
It now looks like this....
Ahem....well, it ACTUALLY looks like this...

I know it kind of looks like I just shuffled everything around, and I sort of did, but not really. ALL the stuff to the left (all 7 overflowing totes and the toys) are things I am puttng in a consignment sale at the beginning of April, so I can't do much with it til then unless I just want to stuff it in a closet? (If you need anything child related...girl's summer clothes birth to 2T, let me know because I may have it. I also have up to 9 months in summer clothes for boys). And the treadmill to the right is about to be sold, so it is just sitting there for a few days (hopefully). If you want it, let me know because I am about to put it on craigslist.
Good news: my kitchen is clean!
I can guarantee one thing about my house, if my kitchen is not clean, there won't be ANY clean room in my house. I must have a clean kitchen, since that is where our food comes from. The floor may not always be spotless because that white tile is hard to keep clean since we wear shoes in the house and tennis shoes leave little prints on my tile. BUT, when I clean, it is the first room I clean every time.
Bad news: I still need to clean the bar top and put the totes in the attic. (Ignore the few things on the counter.)
Now, I am off to do some more cleaning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try...................................................