Tuesday, September 27

Me and YOU Monday Week 8

Okay, okay, I know it is not exactly Monday any more but the link is still open for another eight hours so there is still time for me to join in with Karlee over at The Mother Experiment for her weekly link up.

It is hard to believe that for the last eight weeks I have consciously battled with the terror that is housework.  Last week I made a promise to myself regarding the start of my kitchen sink and it's obsession with constantly being surrounded by dirty dishes.  I know that no one likes dirty dishes but I have a particular strong distain for them.  Since I am the food preparer it seems a little harsh that I am expected to wash dishes as well.

So I am sure you are all sitting on the edge of your seat wondering how I went this last week?  Did I manage to successfully keep my kitchen sink dirty dish free?

Let me just start by saying I wish that I were not so lazy.  That way I would be able to remove my bottom from this ever so comfy chair and take a photo of my sink.  Sadly there are a few dirty dishes but there are also a lot of clean ones as well.  Actually my whole house is pretty smicko at the moment.  Possibly not a Vogue Living cover but it is way better than what it normally looks.

Rather than my normal 'just let it all build up' attitude I have spent all week doing the dishes as soon as there was enough to warrant filling up the sink.  Once or twice I miss judged things and there were more than I expected but on the whole I managed to have timed it so as to not be overwhelmed by all the dishes before me.  I have also been using a similar approach to the washing of clothes.  Lots of little loads are much more appealing.  Especially if I do it all as it needs to be done, like fold the washing as I take it off the line and put it in the cupboard as soon as I take it inside.  All pretty simple stuff really.

So my plan for the coming week is to maintain the current state of affairs.  Everything feels sort of manageable at the moment.  Though perhaps I have lulled myself into a false sense of security?  I am not completely deluded though as I do realise I still have a ways to go till I get the call from Vogue.

I am not going to put too much pressure on myself though.  My sister has just arrived for a visit and as she won't be back for a few months I really want to make the most of it.  Add that to the fact that the school holidays are just round the corner so I need to make sure I am well prepared.

Keep your eyes out in the coming days about priorities.  I think I may have found the answer to sorting out a few of the household issues.  Stay tuned and while you wait head on over and see what other changes people are trying to make