Sorry it's been so long since I have update my blog. I miss you guys! I have been wanting to blog about our trip but my camera got lost and it's just not the same to just tell you about it, I need to show you photos of the fun as well. (I am hoping it will turn up or my sisters will share their photos with me)
No sooner did we arrive home than the nesting started as I unpacked and did laundry and scrubbed floors, walls, and bathrooms to change gears and get ready for our pup. I have done about 20 loads of laundry this week (washed, dried and put snugly away), changed beds, bleached and magic eraser-ed walls, scrubbed bathrooms and linoleum, clean out and scrubbed the inside of the fridge, reorganized the playroom, cleared out a place for Sarah's crate, cleaned the carpets, pulled the cushions off the couches and vacuumed under them. Now I just need to get new burner pans for the clean stove and reorganize the pantry.
It may have been the arrival of the dog that motivated me but it was finally seeing the dirt that kept me going. We lost our dog and had David the same week (I always give myself a year of grace after having a baby to wait to deep clean as caring for and nursing a newborn are the priority). Only a few weeks after David turned one, diabetes came in to our world and I have been in a fog. I am not a slob by any stretch of the imagination but I have been happy to keep my house surface cleaned. I let the dust pile up under the couch and pretended it wasn't there (really I couldn't see it becuase I was so engulfed in diabetes and carb counts, insulin to carb ratios, basal rates etc). It feels so good to have a clean, really clean house.
It has also helped that my children have been busy with the trampoline that their grandma had set up as a surprise when we got home from our vacation. (no pics sorry, I miss my camera) The girls both have July birthdays so it was a combined gift for them and has proven to be just as much a gift for me. I am used to having a whiny toddler following me around preventing me from getting much done. Now he is out with one of the kids almost constantly bouncing and giggling. (I love my little guy but being able to have both arms free as I watch him have fun is nice)
Today we got a box in the mail from Sarah's breeder. It was quite large and contained treats galore, collars, a leash, a plethora of dog toys and a dog bed. It was packed with packing peanuts which are now scattered all over my house. My kids had a bast digging in to the box and taking out one item at a time to ooh and ahh over. Then they dove in the box and it became a car, a bus a train etc. Hours of fun were had. I love that it's just a little clutter on freshly cleaned carpet and will be simple to wisk the mess away and a clean house will remain.
I hope to update about our amazing vacay soon but for now I will just move forward with our doggy adventure. Super Sniffer Sarah will arrive in just 11 days.