I’ve been lacking in the self-reflection department lately. And the friend department, mom department, bathing department and just about any other department that doesn’t have to do with selling our house. It is shaping up nicely. A good thing, I know. But sort of bad, too…as seeing it so cute makes me know how much I’m going to miss it. It is hard for me to let go of things, even when I know what I have to look forward to is right and logical and even fun.

They’re coming tomorrow to take photos and video so we can list it. So we’ve been working crazy-like to get ready. I am at the point now where I’m throwing away unused bags of popcorn and perfectly good crayons because I just don’t want to organize one more thing. I know. Shocking.

I’m lucky though, because my mom came up to help. Too bad she’s a slacker.

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All she did was empty my entire fridge, clean it, throw out expired food, organize my pantry, shine my stove and microwave, wash dishes, polish the counter top, mop the floors and clean a few bathrooms. Oh, and she watched the kids for a while. And scrubbed my outdoor furniture. And did all my laundry.

But that was nothing. Because I put a lot of elbow grease into this.

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Look how clean that kitchen is. And organized. What an important thing I did. Because I know those picture men are really gonna hone in on the pink kitchen in my girls room because that’s what a buyer wants to see.

Seriously, we have all been working like dogs. Dogs, I tell you. Of course, if you worked dogs this hard, you would probably go to jail. But it’s gonna be worth it…I hope.

I will be posting photos of our new house as some of you have requested. It’s hard to post before photos before I have after photos. But I will. Until then, I’ll leave you with a cozy look at our porch. Don’t you wanna sit there and drink your coffee and watch the clouds go by?