I’ve made some progress today. It has been one of those days when things click along mostly like they are supposed to, and I have time to do some real deslobbifying.
Last night, even though I was tired after our kids’ musical at church, I made lunches, put out clothes, started the dishwasher, gathered and sorted laundry, and started the first load.
This morning I made the bed, emptied the dishwasher, changed over a load of clothes, and even had my Bible Study time . . . before the kids got up! Generally, my routine is to have my study time after I drop off the boys at school, but somehow I had some time before they got up, and since I was planning to head to the store straight from the school, it made sense to go ahead.
Then . . . while the kids ate breakfast, I swept.
Weird, I know.
And it is now not even 1:30, and my last load of laundry FOR THE WEEK is in the washing machine.
Bizarre, I know.
But I’m still me, the distractible slob. There have been two different periods today, one lengthy and one short, when I have become distracted and completely forgotten about the laundry. Usually it is due to removing a load, taking it to the folding spot, and then seeing something . . . or remembering something . . . or just generally thinking about something other than laundry.
Anything will do.
This is why the Laundry Day works better for me than trying to do one load a day. I’m distractible, no matter what. But knowing that Monday = Laundry helps me stay on track.
When I did one load a day, I was equally, if not more distractible, and there was nothing to bring me back to focus. The day went on and it never occurred to me that I hadn’t changed over the load until the next day when it was time to put in another load.
*FYI, Laundry Day probably won’t work for you if you’re on a septic system, as it may overload your system. Sorry!
Please note that “Distractible” is not a word, according to Blogger’s spellcheck. But since Blogger does not consider “blogger’s” to be a word, I don’t really care what he/she/it thinks. Like any modern-day spelling enthusiast, I went into a Word document and typed “distractible” and no red squiggly line appeared underneath. That is good enough for me.