I’m not sure how it happens, but the moment I get my laundry all finished and put away – the hamper is full again! It’s magic! Not a good magic, but a very sadistic and twisted magic. And dust bunnies multiply at ten times the rate of their animal counterparts.

Today is CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM DAY!!! While I’m sure the day is meant to encourage children to clean their personal space, it also serves as a reminder to adults. Believe me, I know how to procrastinate with the best of them. If there is an excuse to not clean, I’ll use it. There are more fun things I could be doing.

How much energy does a person use when they are doing housework? Let’s take a look.

If you mop the floor for half an hour it burns 112 calories! If you get on your hands and knees and scrub the floor it burns a whopping 200 calories! Vacuuming for half an hour burns about 90 calories. Scrubbing the dishes by hand instead of putting them in the dishwasher will burn about 160 calories in a half hour. I don’t know about you, but the last time I spent a half hour washing dishes was after a family Thanksgiving dinner!

Although housework is a thankless job, there is a sense of accomplishment when you get done and everything looks neat and tidy – for about five minutes! It’s still worthwhile to tackle it though – and today is the day to go for it!

Get the whole family involved in the cleaning. After all, everyone makes the mess, so everyone should have to help with the cleaning. Besides, with help the job gets done much faster! The kids can learn basic organizational skills by watching how well you organize your space.

So parents, encourage the kids to clean their personal space – and plan to make housework your workout today! ❤


You have my permission to take the day off from housework! It is NO HOUSEWORK DAY, a great day to get outside and enjoy yourself. Ride your bike, wash your car, take a leisurely walk or take your dog to the park. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you take a deep cleansing breath and make a mental note – “I’m relaxing today!”

Some people say we make our own happiness – and I have mixed feelings on the subject. I believe God directs my path, but yes, I have a free will and can choose the activities I take part in. To that extent, I most certainly can decide whether I will take a break from work or not.

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. – Erma Bombeck

I’ve said time and again, I choose happiness! It is a decision I made a long time ago. Observing these wacky holidays and writing about them every day is part of my choice to be happy. See, I think it’s difficult to find a good reason to get out of bed in the morning sometimes. As strange as it sounds, these wacky holidays give me something to look forward to every day!

Check out this cute poem written by Lucinda Berry Hill:
Some of the wacky days are really off the wall – but I think they are fun and I have enjoyed celebrating them – and celebrating life! Too many people fail to celebrate little things – and we all know that it’s the little things that make life worth living.

A towel-folding tutorial for men everywhere.  LOL!!!

Today I’m just going to read a book or watch a DVD or – hey, work on my blog! But I will under no circumstances do anything that resembles housework. This chick’s had it – at least for today.  Wink!  😉