Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wednesday, June 3rd:
Yesterday I was gone from 10:30am until midnight, so needless to say I wasn't scrubbing the house until it cried uncle. But I also wasn't making a mess (not that I ever do). Still, Todd and the kids got home at dinnertime and Todd has this odd ritual of making them something to eat around dusk every night, so lo and behold: dishes. Small price to pay, I know. Most dads don't cook, so I'm happy to pick up the slack. (Except I HATE cookie sheets with dried-on chicken husks or whatever stuck to them. Seriously. And you can't very well soak a cookie sheet.) Plus he stopped at the German bakery in Portland and brought home this, like, sampler box of cakes, and um, one bite = 50 bites, and it was worth the 7,000 calories. I'll work them off Saturday. Forgiving him for the dishes was no problemo.
Still no sleep. Was up pacing the entire night, planning today's to-do list, which consists of three appointments as well as my domestic duties.
I wait until dawn to tackle my territory, and this is what I've done thus far:
-Made two beds.
-Straightened living room (including folding throw blankets).
-Made protein shake/took meds.
-Wiped down kitchen, floor (by hand).
-Started last load of laundry.
-Organized the 400,000,000 dishes and Tupperware that need to be returned to their rightful owners, who were so kind as to bring me food while I lay around like a goddamned sloth (aka recovered).
Interwoven between today's scheduled outings:
-Fold all laundry.
-Sweep laundry room.
-De-clutter living room.
-Wipe down bathrooms.
-Dust the entire house with a timer set for ten minutes. (Damp cloth.)
-Clean kitchen window, check other windows.
-Sweep bathroom floors.
-Make sure the tentacles of all my flat irons and such haven't taken over the back vanity after I organized it all last week.
-Try to persuade my son to vacuum on an off day with promises of an Orange Julius. (I always feel like the house grows filth spontaneously while we're gone, so I've ratcheted up my plan of attack, and am enlisting Quinn.)
-Wipe down door frames, door knobs.
-Walk through with a timer set, grabbing/wiping anything that assaults my OCD.
YOUR WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES:
-You-know-what, and what...
-Pick any three things off my list.
-Come up with three of your own.
-Is it time to change sheets?
-Thoroughly wipe down your computer area, including de-cluttering and cords underneath desk.
-Throw five things away, and I would LOVE to hear what they were.
There. Do these things and we're sitting pretty for a manageable weekend.
Or knock it out of the park (MEGAN!). Seriously, I'm buying your coffee tomorrow!
Today's motivation: Lady Marmalade with Christina Aguilera and Pink. OMG!