"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."
- A.A. Milne
Now that co-op is on break, we have been cleaning- really cleaning- for the first time since school began for us back in August. With our new 8th-6th-4th-2nd-K workload, I discovered that I could either get school done or the house clean. So in hopes that my children will one day be educated enough to get a job and leave home so that I can once again have only my own messes with which to contend, I chose school and let the papers, books, and several seasons worth of clothing pile up around us. But this cleaning has been exciting, actually. I've found my favorite brown clogs that have missing for some time, my yellow shirt that's been missing since mid-October, and my laundry room floor. Yes, I know that I should get my act together so this doesn't happen any more, but really, it's like going garage-saling in my own house; who knows what exciting things I may find hidden in the next corner? Cheap thrills... that's me.