Monday, January 12, 2009

I keep my promises (it just sometimes takes me a while)...





I told Porter today, after screaming at him for getting bread crumbs on the perfectly clean kitchen table (and I mean PERFECTLY clean) that he now lives in a magazine house. That is the kind of house that is so clean and shiny it looks like it belongs in the pages of a magazine. It stinks to live in such a house, because in such a house you cannot really LIVE. Poor Porter, that he has to do things like use plates and hide his toothbrush...

Poor Porter's mom, that she now walks around her house and scratches tiny (TINY I say) drops of paint off of wood floors, and she has a Mr. Clean Magic eraser tucked behind one ear and a container of clorox wipes stuck in her apron pocket...

my cleaning skills on steroids. My mothering skills on the rocks. Pray for a quick sale!

9 comments:

John said...

Believe me, I'm praying.

random me said...

Holy Immaculatness...yeah new word. Good luck. We are in escrow right now and are scheduled to close on Friday. Yikes...I wish the house we were buying was that clean. I am giving myself 2 weeks for carpets cleaning, painting and moving.

Lee and Trish said...

Wow! Ummmm your house is amazing-why are you moving?! Even when I get my house spotless, it can only last 1 hour tops. My kids don't know where toothbrushes go either or how to find a garbage can for that matter(even though there is one in almost every room now).

Evelina/Christian said...

Just thought I'd tell you about our new blog: lifeaswewantit.blogspot.com
We wanted a fresh start after Spain. There's a surprise to read about there....! Love

Kristen said...

I am so sorry you have to leave such a beautiful house. I love the windows and the brightness and the light colors. Good luck with the sale so you can be with your husband again!

Tricia said...

Good luck, Katie...we'll pray for you guys! You've been working so hard...good job! Don't know how you've done it all with the holidays and SIX kids...but if anyone can do it ALL, it's YOU. Glad you're coming our way.

Tami said...

Your house is beautiful! I hope it sells quickly!

Brooke said...

I'd totally buy your house. Unfortunately, I'm not moving to Texas. But, fingers crossed for a very quick sale in a down market.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful house!!! I wouldn't want to leave it so quickly...why can't we just pack houses into a moving van and bring it with? Oh well. Good luck...I'll pray for you!!!