Just a quick post to let you know I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet.
Today was Labor Day and while I had every intention of writing a post while driving home from my in-laws’ house last night, it didn’t happen.
I also thought I might wake up early and write a post this morning.
Instead of writing, I spent today turning the corner on the huge decluttering project I’ve been working on for a week. The corner of What Was I Thinking When I Started This and Maybe Just Maybe I’ll Actually Finish This Horrendous Task.
I’ll begin posting soon about this Horrible Project, but just as a hint I’ll tell you that it involves the master bedroom.
As I was working today, trying desperately to hold onto any gathered momentum, I was constantly irritated by interruptions.
This big (VERY big) project was difficult enough without constantly needing to take care of other things.
I realized, though, that what I was thinking of as interruptions were really just day to day stuff.
The stuff I know HAS to be done, but that still feels like an annoyance to me.
Stuff like changing over laundry.
It’s Monday, and even though a Monday that’s a holiday makes me feel like I should be exempt from laundry, I know that my daughter won’t have uniforms to wear to school this week if I don’t get it done.
Stuff like running the dishwasher. EMPTYING the dishwasher.
All of the things that, pre-blog, I put off as unimportant when a more pressing project was on my agenda.
Then, once the big project was finished, the rest of the house was such a disaster that I couldn’t even enjoy the results of my work.
So today, the kids and I did the laundry. And with Hubby’s help the dishwasher has been emptied and run again.
If you looked at my kitchen right now, I’d have to explain how a few things had been done in there, but I promise . . . it could be worse.
Yes, the house is going to need some MAJOR intervention before our church home group meets here next Sunday night, but I have hope that it will all be okay. Not the wish-upon-a-star kind of hope, but the I-know-exactly-what-I-need-to-do hope.