Everything comes with a price. My children going to camp cost me several days of this.....
....even spilling into the foyer (not pictured: 7 sleeping bags "airing out" in the carport for our neighbors to enjoy looking at - but hopefully not smelling.)
And pictured below are my constant companions and current Best Friends. From the left; vinegar, fabric softener, Tide HE (shown in a Martha Stewart white metal bin that holds Two Giant Boxes of detergent...which should almost get me through the post-camp clean-up), and then that's Borax in the glass jar on the far right.
Here's an appropriate quote from a book I'm reading right now (when I'm not engrossed in Left for Dead, my current book club assignment - - - That was for you, Becky, in case you didn't catch it :) The book is titled Keeping House; The Litany of Everyday Life by Margaret Kim Peterson. It seems to be a call to experience the spiritual side of keeping a home.
"There is a fundamental unity and focus to housework... It is about a certain number of basic needs, and if you are addressing those needs - if, over the course of the day and week and year, the members of your household get dressed and fed and bathed and put to bed - then you can know you have done the things that matter most."
Off to finish up what matters most -