Last updated on July 4th, 2021 at 04:23 pm
I was suppose to deep clean both the bathrooms and the hallways this week,but life had other plans for me and I am okay with it.
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I knew we had the Santa Hustle on Sunday but what I did not factor into the works was how much time the race would take. First we had to drive down to Indy Saturday to pick up our race packets which is about 1 hour and 30 minutes each way. We thought about spending the night but the hotel rooms were all $200 or more in the City and that was a lot more than the half of tank of gas the extra driving cost us.
Since we were driving that far, my husband and I made Saturday a date day. We used some point earned gift cards and had lunch out. We finished the last of the Christmas shopping and stocked up on food and other items we can find cheaper in Indy than in our town.
Sunday, we did the drive all over again; 3 hours total. Plus we had the time it took to do the race, and the celebration lunch afterwards, because my son will only run his first half marathon once.
So basically, my weekend time was spent in Indy, and what little time I had leftover was spent packing the gear we needed for the race and writing that needed to get done.
By Sunday night I realized my hope of getting both bathrooms and the hallways done was not happening so revised my goal to deep cleaning just one bathroom.
Monday morning just as I was about to shut off the computer for the morning and get to work on the bathroom I realized that the school district where one of my daughter’s friends goes to had decided to declare a snow day. My daughter had been asking when she was going to get to see this friend and the opportunity to snag her from her mom (who just happens to be my redhead running friend) was up for grabs and so I put my plans aside and sent a quick text to my friend to start arranging pick up and drop off times.
One of the things my daughter really wanted to do with her friend was decorate and eat some of my sugar cookies. I am not holding my usual big party this year, instead I told the children they could invite friends over during Christmas break and I would bake up a small fresh batch each time for them to decorate with friends.
So that meant we needed to get sprinkles, and since I needed raw honey and GMO free popcorn too, I figured we might as well drive to the small market not too far from where her friend lives that sells those specialty items and also has a huge selection of sprinkles.
When we got home I spent my morning baking cookies and my afternoon cleaning up the mess from the race the day before. I wish I had taken a picture of the pile that was on the floor, lets just say the gear needed for 3 people to run a cold weather race and two people to watch it filled the entire back of my Trailblazer and all that stuff got dumped in the living room when we got back and stayed there overnight. It was one big wet and smelly (running clothes) mess by the time I got to it.
By the time I finished it was dinner time and I knew the bathroom was not getting deep cleaned this week, since Tuesday was packed with a few other events. I am okay with it though, because memories come out of fun Christmas events not out of organizing bathroom cupboards.
Lesson learned: Next year I am going to start my Christmas deep cleaning earlier, I am thinking perhaps first week of October so that I am done by Thanksgiving, instead of trying to squeeze it in between holiday events.
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