Monday, April 26, 2010

Something sparkly...


picture from Swamibu via Flikr

Diamonds are supposedly a girl's best friend, not this girl. Don't get me wrong, I love a beautiful piece of jewelry as much as the next gal, however, today I received a gift of sparkly variety that is way better than diamonds in my humble opinion...
 
I came home today to a totally clean house. Now I'm not talking a picked up house, I'm talking a CLEAN house. Shiny, glossy, sparkly CLEAN. Best of all it was a complete surprise. Let me tell you what has been done here:
  • carpets vacuumed
  • 5 loads of laundry done, including diapers
  • floor swept and mopped
  • dusting/glass cleaned
  • sink scrubbed
  • all dishes done
  • dogs bathed
  • dog BEDS washed
  • BATHROOMS CLEANED, and I mean CLEAN
  • Windowsills even wiped down
...and that is just what I've found so far. I don't even know when he found the time to do it today in between work and studying for a midterm tonight. I cannot believe it. Don't get me wrong, he helps, and I wouldn't even call it helping... we each do our share to keep our house up to my ridiculously high standards (I admit it, I am obsessive when it comes to cleanliness).l He is one helpful guy--he makes dinner 6 out of 7 nights a week (hey, he's a chef, its expected), does the dishes, makes the bed in the morning, picks up after himself. helps me deep clean on weekends and he always does all the yardwork in our large yard...but all this? Wow.

I got home after a long day at the office to an empty house (he's at school on Monday nights) and "ahhhhhh" the only thing I needed to do was give Lucy a bath and pop her in bed and and then just relax. Remember self? Remember the meaning of the word? Let me help you out, Define: Relax:- become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work. Ahh yes, now I remember...its been awhile.

I could do whatever my littler heart desired. Update the blog? Here I am. Peruse my Google Reader, done. Check my work email, yep (what can I say, I simply cannot relax completely, so sue me). Sit and watch junky TMZ and Extra...oh yes. I don't remember the last time I had a night like this. Where there was nothing I felt like I needed to do. I feel like I should be doing something but there is literally not.one.thing. I need to do.

I don't feel like I deserve this, I'm so exhausted half the time that I don't feel like Rob gets half the attention he really deserves. How did I get do lucky? Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Makes me even more excited on the new journey that Rob and I have decided on lately. Want to guess what it is? Have a try...

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
-Mignon McLaughlin






19 comments:

Candice said...

Awww...that is very sweet. How thoughtful of him. He loves you darling...obviously.

Another baby? I hope so...babies are fun!

Whatever it is, he's obviously excited too and wants you to know...

Lacey said...

What a man - what a man - what a mighty good man!

Congratulations on your sparkly house and your night to relax!

teacheroftwos said...

Another baby??

Mandy said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Hmm...another baby perhaps??

Kelly said...

What an AWESOME feeling... can you have your hubs speak to mine and tell him I'd love that please?!?!

Ellie said...

Another baby?! The more, the merrier!

The Crivella Family said...

Another baby?!?!

Tiffany said...

Hi Beverley - following from your comment on Blair's post today! Love your site! I, am indeed the "Little Blogger" and would love if you stopped by sometime! www.mom-nom.com!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

A clean house is worth way more than diamonds to me these days. Enjoy your sparkling house!

AmberS said...

I am guessing it is time to TTC #2??

HamiHarri said...

A baby? Maybe! Hehe... Congrats on whatever this new journey is :)

BabyBurns said...

That is awesome!! Definitely a well-deserved night off :)

Rebecca said...

Wow! Husband keeps telling me about this Super-Dad thing that he's read about. It's where the Dads are so good that it makes the Moms feel like they're not good enough...I don't think he needs to worry about that with me...I'll just suck it all up!

Enjoy your night!!! (just realized I'm a day late)

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

Girl you deserve to have a moment.

fallgirly said...

What a beautiful husband you have, you are so blessed!! And the end of your post gave me total goosebumps if it the journey I think you are meaning!! Can't wait to hear more!

andrea said...

how awesome! those are the best kind of surprises.
look forward to hearing about the new journey!

destinationathlete said...

Wow, that is awesome!! What a beautiful surprise!

J said...

Mmm I almost had an orgasm reading those cleaning details. Fabulous! I work at home and this weekend my husband finally realized that him cleaning/cooking = me working harder = way more money brought in. He even posted this revelation as his Facebook status! Hoping it sticks around...

I think he is yet to clean our kitchen floor though (my least fave task).

colesGodmommy said...

are you going to post again?! You can't just leave everyone hanging!

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