Today, I am feeling a bit better. It might be the extra sleep. Yesterday when I got home from errands, I told Hubband I needed to
Unfortunately, the house, as a whole, presented an insurmountable challenge. It was so tempting to recline on the fainting couch, and put it all off another day. Or three.
All the dishes were dirty. All the laundry needed doing. Every room looked like it had been lived in, by raccoons. I was daunted.
But, I know me. I thrive on victory. If I can get one small victory, I can move on to the next battle. So, I started small. The kids' bathroom. It looked bad, but really wasn't. I had just scrubbed in on Sunday. It only needed a little attention. And, it is self contained, with no view of any other room. Once it was clean, I could, conceivably, hang out in there, and pretend the house was clean. So, I swished, and swiped, and closed the curtain on the tub, and voila! A tiny victory!
Next up, Catherine's room. I picked up, put away, vacuumed, and dusted. Voila! Another victory!
Yay, me, again!
Then onto the boys' room. More laundry to be put away, two beds to make. Well, okay, I only made one bed, and put away all the stuff underneath it. I left Jonah's side for Jonah, as that is actually one of his responsibilities. Nevertheless, another tiny victory!
I was so proud of myself, that I took the opportunity of the baby's nap to get on the computer, as a little reward. So, here I sit, writing to you all, my back to the kitchen and its looming pile of dirty dishes.
I am not worried. I know I will get to them. If there is one thing I have learned about dishes, it is that there are ALWAYS dirty dishes. There is no victory over dishes. I could stand in that kitchen all day doing dishes, but since folks keep using them, there will never be any victory. So, I do dishes at certain times. In between those times, or if I am sick, they can wait.
Until then, I will revel in my tiny victories. In fact, I may even ride the momentum of those victories into the living room, where I can see from here, an apple core, wedged between the sofa cushion.