Confessions from a Pine-sol addict

I dilute it (just a tad) and pour it into a spray bottle and I use that stuff everywhere! And yes, I really love the smell! If it were edible, I’d eat it. If I could get him to, I’d have hubby wear it as cologne (OK, maybe not, but I do love that smell). Sometimes I’ll spray the counters just so I can smell that yummy cleanliness. There is no other cleaner that will satisfy, and the off brands just don’t cut it, it’s gotta be the original! Good thing the stuff works too! Cause if I had to use somethin else for the cleanin part, I’d probably be put away for sniffin Pine-sol in the closet.

I’ve got my Pine-sol fix yesterday (twice actually). My house is pretty clean. I feel like I could have this baby now and really be ready. There are a total of maybe four articles of clothing in the dirty laundry basket (a miracle indeed!) and I have tackled so many projects in the last week… Organized the boys clothes, my clothes and the baby’s clothes, painted the front living room and downstairs, finished ALL the laundry (I know, already mentioned that, I’m just so darn happy about it), organized and rearranged my “office” and the school area, cleaned out the boys toys, organized the nursery (again), went through the tall stack of papers and mail and goodness knows what else, cleaned the front porch and took out the rug (or rather drug it as you might recall) and really (and intentionally) begun potty-training my youngest. (Seriously, who says bein a SAHM isn’t work.) As if it were a divine pat on the back, I sporadically swung by a garage sale yesterday afternoon not two blocks from the house and picked up a bouncer and a car seat for a total of $8.00. That’s right folks, eight bucks! And they ain’t ugly. The bouncer looks brand spankin new and the car seat hardly looks used at all. For the life of me I can’t figure out why they were so cheap… but I wasn’t about to argue. We had given A-L-L of our baby stuff away after the last one. The only thing we really have left buy now is a playpen/bassinet. My shower isn’t till after this baby belly pops, so trying to just get the absolute essentials for the time being. Bringing home the car seat and bouncer was so much fun. I washed the covers and while putting them back on, I had a moment and my eyes became blurred with tears. As if this belly weren’t a sure clue, it sunk in for the first time; We are really having another child, and we are going to meet him/her soon. Boy or girl, I can’t wait to meet this precious life that’s been rompin around in my belly for the past eight months. My moment ended with this thought “hopefully hubby will get to meet him/her at the same time that I do”! Hubby is scheduled to be out of state for work at the end of the month (I know). And my parents are leaving town the week I’m actually due. Everyone is pretty much hopping for early… like in the next two weeks (I’d be OK with that).

I must confess, as much as I look forward to meeting this tiny blessing, I am a little nervous about bringing baby home. What is the transition going to be like? How will the boys react? How drastically is our daily routine going to change (I may be M.I.A. from Our Life for a bit, but I promise to post pics ASAP; I know your all dying to see if the baby belly is holding pink or blue in there). But really, so much is going to change. Right now everyone can walk on their own and even my two year old can put his own sandals on. They all feed themselves and we have an excellent nap and school time routine. Going to the store will require extra effort and much of my day will revolve around nursing the baby. Wow, a lot is going to change. What if I don’t have time to Pine-sol the counters!?

So glad that God is constant.
That His plans are good.
That He leads the way.

– Relying on faith and surviving on grace.

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I own a Cafe and Community Center in Kathmandu, Nepal where I teach Parenting and Childbirth Education. I'm also a Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

5 thoughts on “Confessions from a Pine-sol addict

  1. Hi Tiffanie!I wanted to thank you for sharing your story on my blog. It’s uplifting to know that I’m not alone in this. My family has gone so far to say that I’ve joined a “cult”. Well, if this is a cult, then I’m happy I’ve joined!!Can’t wait to see the pics of your new little one!!And don’t concern yourself with schedules, etc. My 3 were all less than 2 years apart. I was concerned throughout my third pregnancy about how things were going to change, how I was going to get everything done. I look back now as the year after my youngest being born as one of the best years of my life!I just took it as it came. When I sat down to nurse the baby, the other two would sit on either side, and we would read. It was a special time.You’ll do fine!! I just know it!!Beth


  2. Bless your heart. I remember that fluffing of the nest before I’d bring my babies home along with all the questions. Listen, I used to be the Bleach Queen. I have to tell you about Method’s non-toxic cleaners. They have an all-surface cleaner that smells out of this world. I like the cucumber scent. No, I don’t work with the company, just thought I’d share a new find with you. Thank you for your comments at Faith Lifts. God bless you, your baby, and family. ~Angie


  3. I love that smell too. The house just feels cleaner somehow. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I can hardly wait to see this precious one that God is perfecting in you. Blessings!


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