The living room, kitchen and bedrooms are all clean.
I have kept up reasonably well the past week, instead of playing catch up all the time (unless you count my laundry).
Even the bathrooms are clean.
Absolutely amazing, considering I was hopelessly behind on Monday because of the epic shopping trip and then doing more errands, going to violin lessons, starting to teach lessons again myself, and taking Bria to the dentist (no cavities!) and Chloe to the doctor between yesterday and today.
While I've done infinitely better at keeping my house clean, I noticed that the blog desperately needed some housekeeping of its own. And since I had time, I cleaned it up.
First, you've probably noticed the new banner. I think I love this one almost as much as, if not more than, February's banner that stayed up for 8 months. I'll try to bring myself to take it down when it comes time.
I also updated my sidebar. The books on the list are what I'm actually reading (some are not changed because they're the type of books you just read forever) instead of what I was reading 6 months ago. The pictures of the kids reflect what they're doing now instead of what they were doing in October when I last updated that part. I've added several new "blogging buddies," but if I missed you and you'd like to be added please let me know. Lastly, I added a link to see all the past headers. If you care to, that is. I just wanted to have a place to store them online that was somehow connected to the blog.
While I was at it, I even updated my photography blog with a recent photoshoot. I think these are some of my favorite pictures yet. You can see them here and here.
And finally, since I promised a couple weeks ago (was Christmas really that recent?) a picture of the Christmas PJ's for 2007, here it is:
The girls opened them on Christmas Eve at Matt and Ashley's house after a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Sophie and Chloe got matching nightgowns, which they love. Chloe wants to wear hers every night. Nothing like that was available in Bria's size, so she got some cute snowman PJ's. Thanks to my mom for picking them out since I couldn't find anything here in Cedar.
And now I'm off to catch up on laundry. If I never blog again, you'll know it was because I was buried in an avalanche of clothing.
Wish me luck!