Monday, March 7, 2011

Today is Motivation Monday.

So get motivated, people.

Sometimes when I've fallen into the depths of housekeeping misery, I just feel so overwhelmed that I give up. That's where I was last night.

Laundry was piled high.
There was a load in the dryer waiting to be folded.
My bedroom boasted large piles of clothes in various locations, just waiting to be put away or hung up.
The kitchen floor was shameful in it's need of mopping.
The carpet in Derek's room was hidden under a sea of hot wheels and car tracks.
The refrigerator still has spills in it that can be traced back to Thanksgiving mashed potatoes.
The sink was full, and so was the dishwasher.
It was ugly.

Also, I was having a fat day.

So I have devoted my Monday to tackling as many of the piled up "little things" as I can, so we can have a less stressful week.
I can always relax better in a clean house.

(I can hear you laughing. Obviously I must have figured out how to relax somewhat in a messy house if I let it get that bad, eh?)

It is now 2pm and the last load of laundry is in the dryer, the sink is empty, dishwasher is running, the kitchen has been mopped, Derek's floor is visible, I cleaned out his drawers & closet, and I'm in awe of how large my bedroom seems with all of the piles missing.

However, the more I clean up, the more I find that I need to add to my to-do list. I suppose it truly is never ending.

And I'm still having a fat day.

(Insert clever transition sentence here.)

(I've never been good at transitioning.)

Some good news-- I don't think I ever mentioned on the blog that Josh's 6-week trip scheduled for this month was canceled! That was such a welcomed change to our year's calendar.
Anytime we can keep him home is good for us.

Oh, and I've been meaning to share this picture because I think it's neat. And groovy.

Even more so because Josh was flying the photographer while he took the picture.

Can I just say that I hope he was using a zoom lens?

Sometimes I think it's best that I don't know what goes on up there. I'm not sure I would be so quick to say goodbye as I throw him his lunch of hot pockets and canned pineapples in the morning.

Yes, that is the healthy lunch he took to work today. I am not only a stellar housekeeper, but I can make a mean meal, too.

I am nothing if not a domestic goddess.

If I stay on here any longer I will lose my motivation.
Happy Motivation Monday to you!


Kara said...

Bwahahaha! Mondays are not pretty around here... they're totally my failure days. So Tuesdays are my pick-myself-back-off-the-ground days. I catch up on dishes and put away the toys that exploded onto the floor on Monday while I was too tired to care.

And I love that you said you were having a fat day. Ugh. I hate those. Here's to Old Navy yoga pants!

Taylor said...

I am having a fat day too.
My Aunt Flo came for a visit, if you know what I mean.
And I think you do.

Taylor said...

I am having a fat day too.
My Aunt Flo came for a visit, if you know what I mean.
And I think you do.

Sally said...

LOVE the photo! Thanks for sharing that! And yes, sometimes I'm so glad I don't really know what our guys do up there...

And here's to yoga pants for those not-so-skinny days!

Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

You were incredibly motivated today! So happy for you. Wanna come do my house next? You are most definitely not fat, but I know what you mean about having one of those days. I have a lot of those days.

Christina said...

Dude! If you got all that done by 2pm, then you get to don the WonderWoman cape. (I am assuming you have one.) You are my hero.

Christina said...

Did WonderWoman wear a cape?

Joyce said...

My to do list is a mess at the moment. And we had company for dinner and stayed up way to late. I'm going to my bible study this morning and should start cleaning my closet when I get home. A nap is sounding so much better.

I LOVE the photo!!

Lisa said...

Just saw this today: http://simplemom.net/project-simplify/ so I thought of you when I read your post. Not sure if it interests you or not, but it's worth checking out!

trooppetrie said...

I have a group of ladies and we challange one another. we say okay we are cleaning for the next 3 hours. so we say we will report every 15 minutes. some times it is mopping a floor or nursing a baby or starting dinner or cleaning the fridge but it is a challange to keep it going.