Friday, April 24, 2009

Blitz It Friday

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Okay, this wasn't the best week for me but Wednesday was busy and productive--once I banned myself from the computer for 4 hours. Still I only managed one blitz that day and once again it was the pots and pans. I set the timer for 15 minutes, but there were a few interruptions (such is life with kids), so when the timer buzzed I kept going till everything was clean--only five minutes more.

Thursday I was ready for a real blitz, the kind where you gets lots done. I set the timer for 20 minutes (the time I had until I had to make T's bottle), but all I accomplished was to clean the high chair and wash a beanie baby that was puked on during the recent stomach bug. Yuck.

I know that was hardly worthy of a blog post, but I wanted you all to know I'm trying. Struggling, but trying. For more blitzing, head over here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TILT--matching pajamas

Today I am joining in Things I Love Thursday (my apologies, I can't figure out how to add the button).

I've told you before that I am lazy, so it shouldn't surprise you that I usually throw on a big t-shirt and flannel pants and call it pajamas. I can count on one hand the number of matching PJs I've owned in my adult life. But for my last birthday, Hubby gave me a set of matching pajamas. Now, to the naked eye, they aren't that exciting--a soft cotton, cool blue color with subtle snowflakes on the pants, long sleeves--but here's why I love them. When I stumble bleary-eyed into the bathroom before sunrise after a too-short night and spot myself in the mirror wearing something coordinated, I smile (at least on the inside, moving facial muscles at this time of day requires too much effort) because I look put together, at 7 am. (!) It's just a little extra joy in my life, and who couldn't use some of that? So to all those t-shirt-and-flannel girls out there, I say go get some pajamas that match, I bet you'll be glad you did. As for me, I'm thinking of shopping for a set of summer PJs, so I can keep on matchin' when the weather gets hot.

For more things people love, visit Diaper Diaries.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blog Makeover

If you've been visiting in the last few days, you may have noticed I went through a little bit of an identity crisis. I'm doing a bit of a makeover here. The title of my blog has changed to reflect that I'm now a mom-of-2. And now that I'm inviting people over to my little site via memes and carnivals (or whatever they're called), I want to preserve my anonymity a little more so I've removed my kids' names, they are now just L and T. Meanwhile, I think the identity crisis has been resolved, I'm now "Eos Mom," a reference to living with L's Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

And look, I have a new background! Free from Delightful Dots, thank you very much.

In addition to sprucing up the place, I plan to write some posts in the next few days (fingers crossed) about us and L's EE so you can get to know us better. I'm also following along in ProBlogger's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (thank you Full Nest for the heads-up ), so we'll see where that gets us. Finally, I have a button in my sidebar (how did I ever figure out that techno-thingy?!) for Compassion International. I'll be following the Compassion Bloggers' trip to India over at Pensieve and I hope you will too. Thanks!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Blitz It Friday

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First, thanks so much to Organizing Mommy for giving me extra motivation to clean my house--the chance to blog about it! Check out more blitzes at

I hate hand-washing pots and pans, that's probably my least favorite chore. Apparently, my husband hates it too, since our sink is always full of messy pots and pans.

I'm a believer in the principle that you can do anything for 15 minutes, which is why a 15-minute blitz is perfect for this task. On Monday, I set my timer and man, I checked the timer often, it felt like a loooong 15 minutes, but when there was 22 seconds left on the clock I only had two pans left and I filled them with soap and water to soak. And unbelievably, I returned later that afternoon and finished (totally unlike me)!

Yesterday (Thursday), I did another 15-minute blitz. This time my task was to clean up Easter. First, I cleared the kitchen table and 409'd the tablecloth. (How do you clean your vinyl tablecloths, wipe them down or throw them in the wash?) Then I headed to the bedroom, where I had piled all the extra loot from the Easter Bunny and gifts, and found places for everything. I actually had to pause the timer when T woke up but I got her situated in the bouncy, restarted the timer, and pushed on. The last minutes were spent folding the now-clean-and-dry tablecloth and putting it in the closet. Voila, mission accomplished.

I'm loving this blitz thing, I wonder what I'll blitz today. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday--Office Space

I'm joining for Tackle it Tuesday. I'm thrilled to report that the hubby and I tackled a big fat pile of clutter that was the corner of our master bedroom and turned it into an office space. This is a before picture (or really a "middle" picture, as I'd already spent nearly an hour sorting paper clutter).
After I sorted the paper clutter, hubby moved the coffee table (not child-friendly) and tv into the garage (which recently gained space after hubby moved the trash and recycle bins out to the side of the house). Then he vacuumed and I dusted and he put the desk together (an old one we'd been storing in the garage). And Voila! a new office space. Yea!
To see what others have been tackling, check out 5 Minutes for Mom. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Blitz-It Friday--Master Bath

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Haha, it's my first time posting a "button," let's hope it worked.

If you're coming over from, welcome to my little blog. It's a work-in-progress (like everything else in my life). ;-)

I set out yesterday to blitz my long-neglected and disgusting master bathroom. I thought I'd do 5 minutes sink, 5 minutes toilet, 5 minutes shower for a 15-minute blitz. I didn't set a timer because I was timing something else. (Yes, I know, I need a second timer.) In the end, however, the sink and mirror took 12 minutes, the toilet 7 minutes and the shower 8 minutes--so it turned out to be a nice 30-minute blitz (with the final 3 minutes spent putting supplies and garbage away and changing my yucky clothes). I knew this short time wouldn't get it perfect, but it was enough time to take the bathroom from disgusting to roughly clean. And the nastiness was really getting on my nerves so the blitz was a great way to tackle this job I'd been dreading. It will be much easier now to go back and make it guest-worthy.

I'm off to see what others have blitzed. Thanks for stopping by!