Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Keepin' it Real

I've had a few people tell me in the past week that they admire how organized I am. That they wish their homes were as tidy as mine and they could post pictures online. I gotta tell you, I'm not giving you the whole story here.

I was working full time, as my husband currently is doing. Being pregnant made me so tired, that in the beginning, I would come home from work, take a two hour nap, get up, have some sort of fast food for dinner, watch a TV show or two on the DVR, and go back to bed. This was my entire existence. On the weekends, I was still so wiped that all I wanted to do was sit on my butt, or go shopping (aka do something fun). I didn't want to clean house, and neither did my husband.

Needless to say, it got pretty dang messy around here.

Now that I'm home (can you believe it's been a month already???) I have the time and the energy to actually straighten up around here, and even some left to pursue other interests! I'm under no illusions though - I know I'm very lucky to be able to stay home, and if I was still working, this place would still be a disaster. I usually post photos here AFTER a room has gotten a pretty good cleaning/organizing. I'm really trying hard to keep things tidy once I get them that way though, because I know that this period of time may be the last period for a LONG time that I'm able to keep it looking tidy, what with the wee punk, as Ms. Kwan put it, coming soon.

I pride myself on not being one of those bloggers who only paints a perfect and rosy picture of her life though, so in the interests of "keeping it real" around here, I present to you my secret shame - the closet:

This is my closet. This is the chore that I've been putting off and putting off and I can't quite seem to get to cleaning. This photo is blurry, due to the low light, but you can see that not only are there piles of crap (consisting of clothes, handbags, shoes, etc) on the floor, there's a good sized pile climbing pretty high on top of that bookshelf as well. See that paper bag in the foreground? That's full of sorority shirts that I need to find a way to get rid of. I haven't been in college in almost FIVE years!!!

I have the means for it to be organized. There's the shelf, plus the wooden shoe racks that you can't see, bins, very nice wooden hangers (including the clip type ones for pants and skirts) and labeled drawers. I just kinda open the door, sigh, grab what I need and then shut it again. I think to myself, "Maybe tomorrow."

Ugh. So there you go. It's not all sunshine and roses here at Casa de M. Just thought I'd share that tidbit.

I took another belly picture. I got lazy and just did it in my husband's bathroom. The light is better in there than in mine for some reason, even though we have the exact same fixture fitted with the exact same bulbs. Weird.

That's what 30 1/2 weeks looks like on me. No wonder I have stretch marks! I'm like a house! I went to the doctor and she said I'm measuring right on target, and anemia aside, all is well. I'm up 15 lbs total. The baby is moving like crazy, and has added the multiple bump to his repetoire (which previously only consisted of the quick bump, the hiccups, and the slow stretch. Last night, I swear, it looked like he was just rolling around in there trying to find a spot where he was comfortable. It was quite entertaining.

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Blogger Maggi said...

Thanks for posting your closet. If anything, it makes you cooler. :) It's quite a nice size. I'm sure you'll get to cleaning it out, eventually, and I bet it's not nearly as disorganized as you think.

Your belly picture is gorgeous. You're so pretty, and there's no mistaking that you're pregnant. I think my belly still looks like fat. Unless I walk around rubbing my belly constantly, I rarely get so much as a look. :)

6:59 AM  
Blogger kingsqueen said...

Wow - your are getting out there girl! :) I bet you are miserable in the AZ heat aren't you? Fall can't get here soon enough for me and I'm not even pregnant! You are looking fabulus though.
Love the messy closet picture. You are making me feel oh so much better. I always feel like everyone else's house is magazine perfect and I'm the only slob. My friend says she likes to come over because she feels comfortable at my house as I sit there cringing and hoping she doesn't notice all the things I DIDN'T do.

10:13 AM  

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