Tuesday, October 07, 2008

An Apology and a Confession

I have to apologize for not being present on this blog in the past few weeks! While it's true that life has been busy, it's also true that I have been lazy. And when I'm lazy I don't like to post on this blog, because I don't have anything to tell you.

I haven't done a lot of extra housework in the past few weeks. All I've done are the essentials like making the bed, doing laundry, and cooking. This past weekend my husband was out of town, and I really let things go. I was right back to my old habits of leaving dishes all over the counters, letting trash pile up, and putting things off. I was playing - crafting and reading and surfing. And I was miserable with the way things were going in my house.

So last night I started getting things back in order, using my timer. It was late - the kids and I had watched a movie and had pizza - but I knew I didn't want to face a trashed kitchen this morning. I set the timer for 15 minutes and loaded the dishwasher, wiped the counters, and swept the floor. Another 10 minutes in the living and dining room had them straightened up, but definitely not completely cleaned up.

This morning I cleaned out my fridge. It's been smelling bad, but I didn't think there was anything spoiled in it. I decided to clean it all out and wipe everything down. I didn't find anything growing in there, so I don't know what was/is causing the smell. We've had trouble with this fridge leaking water out the bottom, but the repairman can't find anything wrong with it. The last time he was here he said we'd just have to wipe up the water and live with it. I can wipe up water, but this smell is awful!

I'm still feeling lazy and unmotivated, and I haven't reached the point of spiritual maturity yet that makes me motivate myself much beyond what has to be done. I'm still working on it, though. I hope you'll stick around, and maybe we can help each other! Thanks for reading!


Melody said...

Susan, thanks for the honesty. I could have written your post myself (well, minus the husband being gone bit). I've been so lazy. The one motivator for me lately has been my piano students. Keeping the living room at least surface clean is somewhat of a motivator, though I can't say the same for the rest of the week. Thanks for the post - it does help to know I'm not the only one who does this.
You can do it! Your regular posts here do help keep me motivated too!

Susan said...

Thanks for your kind comment, Melody! My pride didn't want to let me post this. Like you said, it helps to know you're not the only one who struggles with certain things.