Sunday, July 19, 2009
Say it Ain't Sunday
I hate Sundays. I always have. Since childhood. I've analyzed the shit out of it, and in speaking to an old friend recently, the best I could come up with was to say that Sunday always gave me a hollow-ish echo-y feeling. A weird quiet. Blech. I still get that. Like the city is quieter, businesses mostly closed, the general pace seems to slow way down, and that is not what I'm about.
This malaise affects my cleaning too, as it feels as though I'm wading through a taffy pull to complete my tasks.
Nevertheless, I will be finishing off the dreaded bookshelves today, as well as a roster of objectives no one would ever think of but me.
Yesterday was caddylicious. I love putting things in baskets and sorters, as it tricks me into believing that my house is not a cluttered shit hole. I sorted computer games, vitmains, and even put all my cds alphabetically in their binder (just for Skyla!).
I know it's a scorcher, but LET'S TRY THIS:
-Getting to the bottom of the sink and laundry basket to start fresh on Monday.
-Get out your Ajax or facsimile thereof and coat all appropriate surfaces. Pre-shower would be my suggestion. Wash your shower curtain liner. Wash your bath mats too. Sweep/Swiff bathroom floors while they're nekkid.
-Challenge your kids to see what they can do in their rooms in ten (or twenty) minutes.
-I dare you to get on your hands and knees and wipe down your kitchen floor. Get a Kirkland wipe and dig your nails into the baseboard crevices. It takes two minutes!
-Clear the dining room, including the table.
-Turn your scattered nightmare of mail and crap into a tidy caddy, box, bin, basket, etc. Repeat wherever there is chaos.
-Turn you three favourite songs on iTunes or You Tube and see how much clutter you can liberate your computer from. (Sorry to end a sentence in a preposition.)
-Finally, find ten things to toss/donate/garage sale and put them in your garage or wherever.
Okay? Okay? Listen, Sam worked her tail off yesterday, even washing a rug by hand in the heat, Karinda and Debe are both pregnant and have been Moxifying their houses top-to-bottom, the rest of us have no excuse!
Let's liven up this day!
Update: I finished the big bookshelf, only to realize, immediately, that it's the other one driving me to drink. Ugh. Hopefully I will be posting another victory soon. Sorry the pic is grainy, my phone has PMS.