Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Sunday, September 23, 2007

it's officially my mantra: celebrate the small victory.

tonight's celebration: the guest bathroom is spic-and-span. it smells good. clean mirrors. clean counters. clean sink, potty, tub. swept and mopped floors. a yummy plum citrus candle (from patty's!) is burning. there's an empty trashcan, a clean baby tub and a new can of renuzit citrus air freshner that i bought at the 99-cent store!

landon is so sweet. i took him to look, and he said, "you did so good, baby! one room at a time..."

don't ask me about the rest of the house. just...

celebrate the small victory!

**update:12:05 a.m.**

the kitchen is spic-and-span now, too! dishes are washing. all the bottles in the dishwasher. yummy lemon kumquat candle (from patty's!) burning. fridge wiped down. counters and stovetop disinfected. floor swept and mopped. windowsill and blinds dusted and wiped down. even doc's bowls are being washed. of course, as soon as everything was perfect, landon asked for a huge glass of orange juice. dishwasher's already running. hmm... i really contemplated telling him no. :) but a clean kitchen is an inviting one! that's what i want. yea for two small victories tonight! oh, and i set the coffee maker to start early in the morning. we have such a great coffee maker that delana got us for our wedding. i don't use it enough at all. so.. yeah. the timer is set to make coffee real early. i don't even wanna tell you how early. so i gotta hit the sack. sleep should be greatness after a weekend of dave, a handsome, encouraging husband, a flippin' awesome cowboys victory and some substantial progress on housekeeping! nighty-night.


kj said...

good girl sister! i'm celebrating with you for sure! those two rooms are like the hardest to clean and you did them both in one night! wow!

i bet it feels so good and i bet those lit candles add such a sweet, comforting feeling to your cozy home. love you!

cassandralynne. said...

I'm proud of you!! Great job!!

Someone should do a study on the psychological effects of a clean house on woman's brain. Why, oh why, does a clean house make us so happy?

Glad you are making progress!

beautiful chaos said...

Great job, my friend!
I think it's a huge victory to get over the house cleaning slump!
It can be so very overwhelming!
I think your candles sound delicious!