Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, Tough as Nails
That's right, it's time to tap into whatever energy reserve you have, be it natural, caffeine, Vivarin, meth, whatever, and get caught up. It needs to happen. Yes I know yesterday I lulled everyone into complacency thinking that voting on my comforter was your challenge, and today, we're all paying for it bitches.
Mental to-do lists, as opposed to written to-do lists, are relentless bastards that will howl and hiss until you have no choice but to rise in the wee hours and try to give them what they want. Which, in my case, today, was:
-Making two beds.
-Starting final rotation of laundry.
-Making protein shake/taking meds.
-Wiping down entire kitchen, paying special attention to the microwave, even busting out the Windex, since it's that chromey finish that shows every fingerprint.
-Once the Windex came out of its holster, I did the mirrors and tv screens.
-Swept the kitchen floor.
-Wiped down the front bathroom.
-Finally peeked, one eye at a time, into kids' room, and was actually pleased at how nice it looks, considering that it is the size of a shoe box and Reilly's myriad collections often render it looking like a flea market vomited all over it.
-Wiped down computer area.
-Emptied waste basket under computer desk.
Before and after my appointment today, I plan to:
-Scrub the bathroom walls, which got neglected yesterday because I cooked.
-Make the kids' chore lists.
-Finish dishes once dishwasher is empty.
-Possibly sweep bathroom floors.
-Brandish my toothpick and see if the baseboard grime in the bathroom is just as scared as the kitchen grime was.
-Fold two loads laundry.
-Shout "FUCK YOU DUST!" As many times as I need to before it gets it. Not welcome! I hate wasting my beloved Kirkland wipes on this shit. Ugh.
-Ponder following through with refrigerator threat, craft threat, pantry threat.
-Fall on my knees and beg "Why god why can't I have coffee?" The closest I get is Excedrin. Why don't they make dark roast Excedrin?
-Put more clothes away. (Happily, I did sort and refold all of Reilly's clothes yesterday, which felt so good, as her dresser is mostly legend. She lives out of a backpack.
-I'll surprise myself with one random, amazing task before bed, mark my words.
FOR MY MOXLINGS, TODAY'S SPECIALS ARE:
-Keep that washing machine humming all day, dryer too, and fold whenever you can.
-Go do whatever dishes are in your sink right now, wipe your kitchen, sweep/Swiff, polish fixtures, wipe down cupboard faces and refrigerator. (Five minutes.)
-Peek at your baseboards and see if there are toothpicks in our future...
-Go into your living room and clear the floor ("Oh kiiiiiiids!")
-Straighten, dust, arrange the space so that when you collapse there later you can enjoy it.
-I think it's time to vacuum the carpets, which means getting kids to pick everything up off their floor (just hand them a bin, it doesn't have to be perfect), and so do you.
-Make our beds and offer cursory wipe-downs wherever needed.
-Sweep entryway, including porch.
-Empty waste baskets, toss main garbage outside.
-Spend five minutes wiping down, sprucing up your bathroom. Gather bath toys, spray something in the tub, sweep. And, Mr. Magic will show your bathroom walls and doors who wears the pants (god I hope he wears pants, ew.)!
-When babies sleep, or are occupied by cell phones, etc., run to your car with a garbage bag and fill it with Burger King wrappers. DO IT! And if you happen to grab two wipes and tackle your dash and arm rests too, all the better.
-Okay is this brutal? You guys can totally do this and more. I've seen it. We were headed towards a slump, but today is our revival (just drink this Kool-Aid).
Dazzle me with your tasks which are wholly unrelated to my list. :)