So, the upside of prednisone is that it gives me crazy energy. Like, Spring Cleaning, cloroxing, disinfecting, organizing energy. Of course, I stay up late and wake up early and am super wakeful at night but boy, oh, boy, give me a cup of coffee, 35 mg of steroids and a couple hours, and I can get some serious housework done.
One morning this week I organized all the bedroom closets. I didn't take before pictures because, well, I was in too much of a hurry. But then I was so proud of the results that I took after pictures. My shoe situation has been messy--really, really messy--for quite some time. The kids like to play in there occasionally and they broke my shoe organizer, so every pair I own was in disorganized piles and shambles. I finally pulled the whole contraption out and just put my winter shoes on the floor and my summer shoes up high on the shelves (to the left of the plastic organizer in the picture on the right, below). I pulled out all the clothes I don't wear and organized my tank top collection (to the right of the plastic organizer). I vacuumed under everything.
I did quite a bit of work in the kids' closets last week, getting rid of clothes that were too small, moving in the next sizes (for Sam). This week I was able to organize and sort all the toys in Maddie's closet (Praise the Lord for cubbies). I also organized her shoes. Yay! I love sorting hanging clothes by color and style (short sleeve, long sleeve, plain, patterned) and it felt so freaking awesome to get everything in its proper place.
I also vacuumed the kids' closets. When I was done, I cleaned the whole upstairs, washed all the bedding, vacuumed and washed all the floors, cloroxed every doorknob and surface I could find, scrubbed the toilets, AND made dinner.
Did you hear that?
That was the sound of me laughing at myself. Hysterically. This is NOT typical Becky behavior. Not at all. I only have about 7 weeks left on prednisone. I better make use of these crazy, steroid-induced cleaning sprees. :)