I’ve been slacking a bit on getting posts up and it’s not for lack of ideas. Those, I’ve had plenty of. My time has been whittled away by other things, and I find myself heading to bed at the end of the day tired and without a blog post to show for it. Lots of stuff happening, no time to write about it.
So today, I made it a point to write. Grocery shopping is done, lunch is over, C is napping, I have two recipes baking in the oven and rather than giving in to my most primal urge to nap, I’m sitting here blogging. What else have we been doing? Well, we cleaned our garage over the weekend, I’ve been doing lots of cooking, followed by lots of cleaning (cooking certainly is messy business!) and watching a sick toddler last week solo (Ben was traveling). Phew! I’m exhausted after this past week.
I developed a new system for cleaning the house. Something that breaks it down, makes it a bit easier and makes it feel less overwhelming. I have a chart that shows each day of the week, and in each day, I’ve written a task to get accomplished. Yesterday was laundry and floors. Laundry alone seems like a full day chore, so floors may get moved to another day, but you get my point. I’ve even left a section open for special projects – like cleaning out the garage, or organizing our guest room/office space. Here’s what I figure – I don’t get to something one week, I don’t have it hanging over my head as one of those infinite “to do” items. As long as it’s not a critical chore screaming “this needs to be done now!”, I know it’ll come around again next week and I can do it then. Things like dusting, or mopping, or cleaning the baseboards… you know, that stuff we all loooove to do.
Fairly random stuff today. C is up from her nap early, so it’s time for me to bid you all farewell. Have a fantastic day!
(kudos to you if you got the music reference I was making in the title)