Not That Bad

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It’s been one of those weeks.  Monday the kids were off of school so we traveled an hour to spend the day with friends.  Tuesday I was at the school all day helping count money for the upcoming fundraiser.  Wednesday I went to Bible Study.

So when Thursday arrived and I finally was able to be home, I spent the day catching up on writing assignments.

I know.  You can hear the excuse coming, right?

Honestly, the house wasn’t that bad.  We cleaned it up for our church’s home group meeting last Sunday afternoon.  Then we were gone most of this week.

As I did my Bible study this morning, I was thinking that maybe I could get away with one more day avoiding housework.

And then I looked up and saw this:

Yep.  Paint and brushes and newspaper.  Baseballs and mail and more.

Honestly, it ISN’T that bad compared to what it could be/has been.  But if I spent the whole 40 minutes it took to go through the whole not-that-bad house and pick up TODAY, then Sunday afternoon I won’t have much to do and maybe I can take a nap!   Wa-hoo!

Here’s the after:

And that right there is my real definition of: Not That Bad.

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  1. 1

    I looks better than not too bad it looks great to me!

  2. 2

    Good job! And it didn’t seem that bad to start with. But it definitely looks better after.

  3. 3

    I love your site. I can’t wait to spend some time looking around.

  4. 4

    I definitely was in the same boat on Thursday — I came home from work and went: “it’s not bad, but I could probably hold off until Saturday ” (our cleaning day), especially since we were heading out for the night. As I waited for the rice to steam, I cleaned the bedroom. And the living room. And the dining room. And the kitchen. And I still had time to spare. It’s not perfect, but now definitely not that bad!

  5. 5

    “not that bad” is what gets me into trouble!
    I think it depends on one’s expectations….
    It looks great…now I need to get the xtra computer moved off my dining table it’s been there a week plus.
    Yeah…it’s bad.

  6. 6

    Hey I nominated you for an Inspiring Blogger Award. Come check it out!!

    xoxo Jennifer

  7. 7

    What a find your site is! This slob is thrilled to have discovered a kindred slob spirit! (Or can we be classified as ‘recovering slobs’ since we’re making an effort to improve?) Thanks for both making a girl fell better about being a slob and inspiring her to change.

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    This blog has truly been an answer to prayer for me. Slobbiness has also been my deep, dark secret, even though other people were probably more aware than I want to admit. Compounding the problem was my assumption that everyone else either had it completely together or was on hoarders and I was stuck in the middle in no-man’s-land.

    My husband and I have been married for almost two years, and when we were dating I did everything in my power to keep him from seeing how I really lived. Then one day he opened the wrong door and there was all the clutter I had been holding back. Neither the room nor the conversation that followed was all that pretty. But we worked through it, and for some reason he still married me.

    Our organization systems work completely differently, which is an adjustment. Hubby is great at the daily maintenance tasks, but not so good at big projects. Daily maintenance doesn’t even occur to my slob brain, but I live for big projects. So the house has become my new big project, and this blog has given me more real world application tools than I ever got from a book or even pinterest. Thank you Nony for putting yourself out there and letting God speak through you!

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