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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Bursting with undefined emotion

I have a tendency to deep clean when I an upset. Things like mop, and scrub bathtubs, and clean baseboards.
Fortunately for my family, I am a laid back person. It takes a lot to get me angry.
Unfortunately for my house, I am a laid back person. It is not a pretty situation for my kitchen floors. And the bathtubs. Because for some reason, perhaps some internal wiring malfunction, I have no desire to clean when I am not angry. I am perfectly able to keep up with the laundry, and dirty dishes. I can even handle the "regular maintenance" of toilets and sinks. But for some reason tubs and floors are stuck in my head, some sort of freudian thing, as an "angry" job. Perhaps because they require so much energy, and I have so much energy to burn when I am upset?

Today I mopped.

I don't think I am angry, per se. However, there is some undefined emotion floating around, trying to find a place to land.
I figured I might as well put it to use.

After four loads of laundry, and a completely clean kitchen including a mopped floor, I am mostly just tired.

But my kitchen sure does look good! (Just don't look at the living room, where the kids have had free rein while I have been otherwise occupied!)

5 comments:

Josh'sWif said...

I am the same way...sometimes I wish I WOULD get angry...just so everything would look perfect...ha!

Carrie said...

ugh. hate cleaning. I had intended to clean today but it didn't happen.

Amy S said...

Im sorry you feel this way. I feel it too. we should set a date to help one another and deep clean. sometimes you just have to have someone with you. 2 is always better then 1.

autumnesf said...

I do this too. Weird, huh?

Hope you figure out your unresolved emotions! Wouldn't want you to get prune fingers or floor scrubbin knees!

Nikowa Lee said...

You too? My hubby jokes he should tick me off to get me to clean more.

I cleaned today...feeling antsy...