Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Housework Shmousework

Surely I am not the worst housekeeper, but I am far from the best. I'm continents, maybe worlds away from that. I have too much crap and no place to put it. I'd like to have organizing specialists come to my house and just do it for me. They would come in wearing white suits and by the time they're done, the suits would be dark and dingy but my house would sparkle and there would be a place for everything and everything in its place.

My mom is flying in today and I'm on whirlwind cleaning mode. Yes, I am currently procrastinating by blogging. However, when Mom is here, I won't have much time to blog, so I had to blog. (See how good I am at rationalizing? It's a very important part of procrastination.)

I also get bogged down in fairly useless areas while I clean instead of looking at the bigger picture. I was putting laundry away and found a few purses in my closet full of junk. I decided to clean out all of my purses and I did. Did the laundry get put away? Uh, no.

I am always overwhelmed by housework. It becomes this big dark storm cloud over my head and I just want to put up my umbrella and pretend it's not there. However, if I don't get started the people in white will come, but they will be here to help me save my sanity.

Suggestions, anyone? Yeah, I know... just do it.

(On a totally unrelated note, Buttons just asked if the embroidery picture of Dolly Parton from my previous post was me. Oh, the irony.)

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At June 12, 2007 at 9:10 AM, Blogger wzgirl said...

I negotiate with myself - last time I promised that if I could get everything done by 11/12, I could take the time to go to Macy's for a new top (visiting company). Rewards work for me...be it a trip to the Farmer's Markety, the library, yummy lunch - whatever. Usually I do all the cleaning (power speed) on a Friday so I have more freedom to do what I want with my reward.....HTH.

At June 12, 2007 at 10:16 AM, Anonymous Viv said...

I am the.worst.housekeeper.ever. (read: total slob) There, I've said it. Have fun with your mom and she'll be so happy to see you all she won't notice the house, right?

At June 13, 2007 at 8:37 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

OMG - you clean like my hubster - the king of dilly dally. I'm not a clean freak, but feel the pressure when company comes & then I do the flight of the bumble bee & accomplish lots (and hide lots). Scott, well let's say he gets a little side tracked - like the cleaning out old purses thing, except it's alphabetizing his CD collection (cause we all know how horrid the CD holder looks when Rascal Flatts is next to Elvis Presley).

My assvice, keep her soooo busy she's too tired to notice. Or, just tell her that it was cleaned two days ago & sorry that she missed it.

Have fun with mum.

PS. Sorry the Steel Mag didn't work out - but it's better to look young right? Hugs...

At June 18, 2007 at 4:33 PM, Blogger Lotta said...

Good lord everything looks 10x worse when mom is coming over!


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