Today was the perfect mix of relaxing and getting things done. Sully was working from home and Boo and I had an easy school day. After the chaos of Monday, the productivity of Tuesday and the lackluster of yesterday I was ready for a more balanced day.
Sometimes I watch TV, either shows or commercials and I find myself wondering about other people’s lives. Do other people really have a clean house everyday? I mean clean, people stopping by kind of clean, my house is straightened, well, most days if I am in the middle of a project probably not. So, straightened but not really in condition for guests. It makes me crazy, I will get everything cleaned up and then the next day it’s a mess again. The monotony of housework is probably the main problem, I mean, talk about never ending. Every week I wash the same clothes, sweep the same floors, wipe down the same counters and about a gazillion other things. I do all of that knowing that I will have to do it again tomorrow or next week. It’s a bit daunting and a little depressing some days.
I was in Home Depot the other day and this guy looks over at me and says, “You must have taken the day off so you could paint.” He kind of said it like I was some clueless woman that had no business being in Home Depot. I don’t know if he meant it like that but it’s sure how it sounded, the woman behind me even groaned. I replied, “Nope, I am a stay at home mom, I don’t get any days off.” The paint guy at Home Depot smiled and said, “It’s pretty tough, huh?” I shrugged, “It’s like any other job, it’s got it’s up and downs. For the most part it’s good, just no days off.” He laughed, which I appreciated. The other guy shut up immediately and stayed out of my way after that.
My hope is that one of these days I will get on a schedule where the house will stay clean with minimum effort. I am sure I am reaching but I can still hope, right?
Phase 1: Day 12 I had another good walk, I walked 0.7 miles in just under 13 minutes. I am looking forward to adding to my distance. I am starting to really feel my upper body workout, moving all of those boxes this week are probably adding to my workout. Water = 32 ounces