Hoarding and Easter Miracles

24 Apr

Happy Easter! I hope each and every one of you has been enjoying a long weekend full of friends, family and a handful of Easter treats, too!

This is Jamally’s first full weekend off in a while, and it’s been nice having him around the house. We have a huge backyard, and we spent the better part of Friday afternoon raking and cleaning up the yard and garden areas. While doing so, we discovered our dog has a serious problem: he’s hoarding in the backyard. Over the course of his two years of existence, Tux has managed to sneak every toy we get for him out to the backyard.

This is just some of the things we collected during our weekend spring cleaning episode:

The pile didn’t last long, as he would steal a toy and run away with it every few moments. He – and we – were not impressed.

The majority of my weekend has been spent working, and this means Jamally has been on full-time house duty. From the dishes to the dog, he’s been stepping up and ensuring the house, “doesn’t end up having goats living in it”, as he put it.

And then he told me this: “Working on the house all weekend has made me realize how frustrating it is when people don’t pick up after themselves.”

He meant he can understand why I get frustrated when he leaves dishes, clothes and coffee cups lying around the house, and I’m the one picking up after him. It’s been a point of tension with us over the years, and it’s as though he had his “a-ha” moment.

It’s an Easter miracle!

In Other News:

– I went ‘down’ to a 23 km long run this weekend, and it was sooo much better than last weekend’s run.
-We watched the movie, Extract, last night starring Jason Bateman and Kristen Wiig. She is my comedic hero and every time she is on SNL, I get giddy. Her role in Extract was more serious, but great, nonetheless.
– We need to have a garage sale. Stat.

Question: What’s on your Spring Cleaning To-Do List?


3 Responses to “Hoarding and Easter Miracles”

  1. Madeline April 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    clean out basement and storage room: check
    wash windows and curtains: check (today’s chore)
    steam clean all carpets
    wash and hang comforters outside
    clean out kitchen cupboards: check
    and last but not least, Garage Sale, May 14th weekend.
    May 16th, For Sale sign should be on front lawn! sigh


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