Monday and Tuesday we administered the Math and Reading TAKS test to our students, and even not taking the test, it was a grueling couple of days.  They do everything but take away your birthday in order to monitor the Test, and two school days of walking around a classroom watching students take a test without any contact to the outside world makes a person a little nutty.  I was glad to settle back into our somewhat normal routine yesterday and start preparing for the last TAKS test near the end of this month.

Because of my seemingly unproductive Monday and Tuesday at school, I was driven to be productive at home-much to my children’s chagrin.  I’ve spent the last three days going through closets, cleaning out under beds, rearranging furniture, and stockpiling my garage for the community garage sale event next Saturday.  I don’t know why, but my hoodlums seem to “nest” wherever they go, leaving little bits of paper, beads, barbie shoes, Star Wars guns, caprison wrappers, socks, batteries–you name it, and they leave it in a corner or in a sock drawer.  In fact, I found a Christmas ornament in my daughter’s sock drawer. A CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT.  I didn’t even know where to go with that one, but there might have been a slight raise in the pitch of my voice.  Slight.  But, I’m working on it.

I have one more hoodlum room to organize, and three more closets, and I might resume normal activity.  That is unless I tackle the garage, too.  My husband might rebel against that one though.

But, hey, that’s why they call it Spring Cleaning!