My husband used to know where to find his keys at any given moment.
Then he married me.
The most frustrating thing about being a slob is my tendency to lose things.
“Tendency” really isn’t a strong enough word. If I had the brain power right now, I’d think of a word to fit that sentence that could be defined as “sure thing.”
I have a spot for keys. I have a spot for my camera cord. Those things are generally in their spots. But the more life spins and I neglect dealing with little messes, the less those things seem to be where they’re supposed to be when I need them.
I’m feeling out-of-sorts today. I am trying to do little things here and there to help with the mess that’s been so quickly re-appearing in the past few days, but I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. And then, I needed to get something up on ebay . . . and I couldn’t find my camera cord. My camera cord that is always in the exact same spot.
And yet, it’s not there today. I know that it’s in this room that I’ve been neglecting, but the thought of digging through piles to find it wears me out.
I did “make do.” One of my best qualities is the ability to “make do.” I sometimes wonder if I developed that quality because I am a slob and am always losing things, or if I’m a slob because I have that quality. I mean, if I’m good at coming up with alternative solutions, I don’t feel a pressing need to be sure something can be found the next time I need it.
Still though, I’d rather not have the mess, know where things are, and not lose my mind.
As we’re doing VBS this week, and I’m starting to majorly stress about how in the world I’m going to be ready for vacation, I can’t do the major overhaul that I feel is in order. So, I’m doing my best to stick to my daily checklist.
Wanted to sweep.
Looked and looked for the broom.
Did a focused 5 minute pickup.
Continually worked on laundry. (It’s Monday, after all.)
Sorry for the scatter-brainedness of this post. I think I need to go make a to-do-before-vacation list. Otherwise, I may lose my mind.