Saturday, December 19, 2015

Real Life Becomes Before & After

Yesterday, I took pics of my house and how horrible it was because I had planned to blog about living with chronic illness.  I was going to show the reality of it all and how my house has been looking for a long time because I've been physically unable to clean, pick up, etc.  I woke up this morning and felt good - which is not normal LOL!  I ended up, along with my husband and daughter, being able to do a clean up and I was amazed at how much we got done and so I decided to take some after photos!

I will start with the living room - things everywhere and toys as usual and the after after my daughter vacuumed and we all picked up and folded the throws.  Yes, I'm aware our ADT yard sign is IN the house, we hope to eventually get it in the yard.

The kitchen is usually piled with dishes but the after photo was actually worse than the before LOL - well, can't win them all!

The dining room is where we also homeschool and I do the budget, computer work, etc.  It is hardly ever clear as my son likes to leave toys or his water there and I leave my laptop there unless we have company.

My daughter vacuums the entire house once a week and does the trash.  I'm usually the one that has to pickup most of the stuff but my daughter does pick her stuff up and cleans my son's room every night.  He likes to dump his toys out on the floor every morning - no idea why but I guess he can't stand it too clean - ain't that like a man!!

Some things that have not been done in probably about 2 years are the blinds, curtains, walls, behind stove/fridge/washer/dryer and any other type of deep cleaning.  No idea when I will be able to do it but we are surviving despite it!  Amazingly, the dirt stays there till you get to it.  Meanwhile, I'm doing the important things since my time and abilities are limited - I'm loving my husband, trying to cook good food and homeschooling and playing with my kids.  Those are things that I won't put aside but the blinds!?  Seriously, they can wait - I have to snuggle with a very special toddler.

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Twocans said...

I'm sure it felt so good getting that done; I know since I've been sick, there's a lot of things I've not been able to tend to.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I can relate on a lot of levels. I'll be honest I try hard to keep it clutter free and picked up. But the deep stuff like scrubbing bathtubs, even mopping, can be put on the back burner with illness. We try to make sure it is presentable and laundry is done. Other than that it gets done when it gets done. Your home is sweet and cozy!

Bev said...

Thank you both!

Twocans..prayed for you the other night when you were coughing. I was a few rows behind you. Hope you're getting better!

Denise Finochiaro said...

I totally understand! I have live with chronic illness for three years now. Some days are better than others. I treasure the days I feel good enough to be "normal" again and do things, even if only for a little while. I don't have little ones at home anymore and I'm not sure what I would do if I was still raising babies. Prayers for you and your family continue.

Bev said...

Thank you Denise for the comment and the prayers! :)

Gerry said...

Thank you for sharing what real life really is. Our homes always look so 'After' when we know people are coming over, but we usually live in 'Before'. I admire and appreciate your honesty.

Bev said...

Thanks Gerry!

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