Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nesting Or Nutso?

Probably a little of both right now. But I am totally possessed right now! I feel a desperate need to get a grip before we have this baby.

I am CERTAIN that this is the baby that is going to sink me! I just know that I am not going to be able to keep up with everything. I feel a impending sense of doom.

Whenever I try to get stuff done I last about 15 minutes before the stomach hernia is too painful or cramping starts. I just couldn't get caught up!

So I decided to minimize the damage and take matters into my own hands!

I had been using a friends daughter to help with cleaning but it seems like we never made any progress. In five hours every week she was only able to clean the kitchen and then mop the two front rooms. Then she would leave. She didn't want to work any more hours than that so I never got the house really clean. You know like bathrooms and stuff. And the mess just kept piling up. So even though it was still helpful to have her come, I was just getting more and more behind. But then I found a flier from a year ago in my car! It was for Brazilian housekeepers. And everyone knows the best housekeepers are Hispanic. SO I called them and they came and gave me a estimate! And I told them to not do the loft and that we would get to dusting the lights etc later cause I had so much work to do. But they insisted I needed it all done. And they went over everything they were going to do. Then they gave me a price quote. And the hormones kicked in and I cried like a baby! I was so relieved. They of course just laughed!

So they came yesterday AND the day before! And they CLEANED really, really CLEANED EVERYTHING!!!! It is amazing!

So I scheduled to have my carpets cleaned tomorrow and the cleaning girls are coming back next week!

Tony thinks I only need them every other week but I told him if they have to eat PB&J for a week so I can afford it, so be it! I need help! For my sanity alone it is worth it!

And guess what? The crying, feeling like I can't breathe, feeling of impending doom has subsided! I feel at peace. Like maybe I'll survive this! All cause my house is in order! Crazy yeah I know!

So ladies...If your kids have to eat PB&J for a week, two or a month even~do it I swear getting the help is worth it. Even once to get a grip! I feel like a whole new lady and you will too!

Man I wish I was one of those ladies that just keeps a perfect house. But since I am not I guess I will just have to pay someone else until I can!


The Northwest Bunch said...

No one has a perfect house. There is always something to be done and with all the craziness of kids and their activities.

I am so glad that you were able to get some true relief. You will now be able to relax and enjoy your new arrival coming soon!

Anonymous said...

Haha, no one has a perfect house, well said! So glad you got the help you so desperately needed!
But just wanted to let you know that Brazilians aren't Hispanic, they are Brazilian. And I wouldn't call them Hispanic to their face, some are a little testy about that. It is it's own HUGE country, after all. :) The plus side is that they are (in general terms) extremely nice and hard working. Yay, PB&J for a month is WORTH it! :)

Kricket said...

I'm soooo glad those women were able to help you out. You're right, it's totally worth the money. Also, I completely agree with you...when my house is messy, I feel like total crap and completely anxious. And, then I look at it and it just seems too overwhelming to make it better. House cleaners are the best investment ever! Ya just can't put a price on your sanity lol.

Cheffie-Mom said...

A perfect house? What's that? LOL! I'm glad you have the help! enJOY your day!

RhondaLue said...

I feel like that too. If my house is in semi-order I can handle all the other stuff thrown my way. House is a catastrophe? Can't handle much. lol