I know, I know…it happens to all of us from time to time. Part of being honest with myself is admitting when I’m not exactly on top of the “happy bubble”.
So, I spent the last 30 minutes or so trying to figure out WHY I’m not overly chipper today. There were a few reasons I could come up with…I’ve been waiting two weeks for a new CD from my favorite singer/songwriter, Antje Duvekot, to be released. (Hey, her post on FB said it would be out January 1st…) As of this morning, still nothing! (Again, not such a patient woman here…) I was also eagerly awaiting the ChronicBabes Blog Carnival to go live yesterday, but from her Tweets it would seem the Editrix’s Grandmother passed away. A completely understandable delay! (And Jenni, my heart goes out to you. I wish you all the comfort in the world right now!)
Honestly, I think the biggest “bummer” right now has got to be my lack of get-up-and-go when it comes to the housework! Here I’ve been home over a week now, and all I’ve managed to get done is cleaning the corner of the living room where our computer lives. Yes, I’ve started cooking normal meals again…yes, I’m keeping the laundry caught up…no, I’ve done nothing else!
I could reason that of the ten days I’ve been home, we’ve had friends and family trips to make for the Holidays on four of those days, we’ve had company over at our house on four of those days, and my youngest son’s best friend spent four days here over his Holiday Break. That’s NOT leaving a lot of time for rest and recuperation! But…still…
Today, I am going to make a promise to myself…I WILL at least start on my bedroom! Ah…the bedroom…it’s suppose to be the “sanctuary” where we rest and replenish ourselves. It’s our own personal “Fortress of Solitude”, the inner sanctum! Mine, however, has become the depository of everything that needs removed from the line of sight when people “pop in” for a visit. If I pick it up and am not sure where to put something? It gets shoved in a corner in my room.
Well, no more! I run an obstacle course in the dark every morning just getting from my side of the bed to the bedroom door! (More than one LOUD crash accompanied by muffled cursing has woke my hubby in the wee hours of the morning!) Something HAS to be done!
Today, I promise I will at least get my “corner of no return” taken care of! (Hey, baby steps…) Then tomorrow, the closet…It may take me all week to get one room completed, but at least I’m trying to set realistic goals! Goals I can achieve, thus avoiding the added “blahs” when I fail at the impossible.
In my humble opinion, that is as important as actually setting goals…setting realistic ones. The whole setting yourself up for success instead of failure thing. And don’t forget to reward yourself now and then for meeting your goals…
Rewarding yourself…clean today, and tonight spend some time curled-up on the couch eating popcorn and watching one of my favorite movies…again! Sounds good to me…
|The "corner of no return" complete with scratching dog in need of flea bath...(seems so much worse when seen on the computer monitor!)|