Friday, January 27, 2012

Dirty Deeds

This week the chiclets and I have had a couple of days off from school.  Why, you ask?  Well, our girl's high school basketball team went to the state championships!  

Go Ladies!  

So, when I woke up this morning, not only did I not have to go to work, but The Deerslayer had gone rabbit hunting and Toots traveled to the ballgame with her dad.  I had the entire house to myself.  

Mwahahahaha!  


Alas, I did not recline and partake of bon-bons, but I decided to clean out the kid's bedrooms.  Oh yes I did.  

You see, when they are not around I seize the opportunity to dispose of things they wouldn't miss.  Like, the odd piece of broken toy they think they cannot live without and other such items.  However, this type of clean up does lead me to the odd treasure here and there.  Take the miniature arrow that The Deerslayer has made. 



Or, this homemade frog gig waiting for its date with destiny.  Poor frogs....

And, then I found this dude under the girl's bed. 

Game on!

29 comments:

  1. i've seen those angry birds & the green pig pillows every where lately. make me smile. love them. i've gotten hooked on that game only recently thanks to my cell phone that i got for christmas. such fun!! have a good weekend. (:

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  2. Cute.
    You had a productive time of tidying up and finding some treasures.

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  3. funny stuff...I guess I have to read older blogs to know who The Deerslayer is...curious.

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  4. I do the same thing! I would wait till the kids were gone and have at their rooms. Its the only way :-)

    Velva

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  5. Michael - The Deerslayer is my teenage son. So named because of his love of deer hunting....and rabbit hunting, etc...

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  6. That is a fine bird point there! Here in Oregon I know a few "flint knappers" and they make their own arrow heads out of obsidian and other stones. I even made my own spear with a big spear head. Unfortunately a visitor to my home knocked it over and broke my spear point. Wah. I even had decorated it with horse hair and feathers and beads. Such is life. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Ahhh bonbons and dirty deeds... you are the Queen of Mwahahahaha! :)

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  8. Hmmm, must be something in the air because I've been doing the same thing around here. I started in my 12yo son's room (that was an ALL DAY project) and next up was my 15yo darling daughter's closet. She and I tackled that together. Another big project. The laundry room was dreaded and took me all day but I persevered! My final conquest was the coat closet. Next up? The linen closet downstairs, then the mechanical room... And maybe, just maybe, if I'm feeling mighty motivated I might go for the garage!

    Good luck on all your cleaning/decluttering projects. You can do it!

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  9. i still do this...and yes, it must be done while home alone! ha.

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  10. I have never seen a frog gig but my husband, being from the South, recognized it right away. - Have a great weekend. xo

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  11. Congrats to the basketball stars!

    I used to do the same thing when my kids were still at home, but only after I gave them a chance to clean their rooms first. The fact I would be looking at all their stuff ewas a good incentive for them to keep their rooms clean ..lol

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  12. You are a sneaky one, Michelle a/k/a Farmchick.

    You have brought up a topic that still makes me mad decades after the fact. I played basketball in high school. The principal didn't like sports. In the state tournament, my team was scheduled to play at 10 a.m. on a Monday. The principal refused to close the school or to permit students to attend. In the stands, we had six students who defied the principal and skipped school. The other team had the entire school cheering for them. We lost in double overtime.

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  13. always the best time to get things done....with the family out of the house....

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  14. Michele -- Having raised four children I know what a daring feat you took on -- it's lucky you are still sane after that experience. -- barbara

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  15. The only way to clean and explore...in secret when they aren't home :)

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  16. I kid you not, I actually found a TOOTH on the floor in Ren's room once! It was laying against up against the baseboard and until I reached down to pick it up I thought it was a small piece of popcorn. Can you believe that? A tooth!

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  17. Good idea. My own thoughts have been running along a similar vein, however, I've found such projects in a shared bedroom are highly risky of the spouses ire..... :)

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  18. I see you have some things that just cannot be discarded too. Story of my life -- :)

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  19. I do this too, but my oldest has a knack for recalling missing toys about 2 years later....

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  20. Thanks for the title! Now I have ACDC in my head ;-)

    I need to do more of that stealth cleaning,b ut the girls are still young enough to looking for missing objects!

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  21. Cleaning, yes I do it. Sometimes. It always leads me to treasures lost then found. BUT I often do NOT find what I'm looking but other treasures. Get it?

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  22. Rich finds indeed. That tiny arrow is a work of art.

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  23. I guess my mom would still have some fun disposing of some precious items abandoned here and there in my apartment...

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  24. I should be doing the same thing today, but I'm afraid of what I will find.

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  25. I am very young and new to blogging but I really do love the way in which you write. It inspires me. Your daily activities seems thrilling and adventurous, and boy oh boy do I love the pictures you post. It is beautiful!!!!!

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