Sunday, April 29, 2012

How come....?

How come when I am motivated to get things cleaned up, I have 10 minutes before I have to leave for somewhere and when I have a whole day to get things done I can't seem to muster up the energy to do a single thing?

Case in point:  My house - particularly the office.

Our "office" is one of our spare bedroom that contains a table covered with stuff  desk, emptly filing cabinet and built in bookshelves.  When we first moved in, it was a place to put boxes to keep them out of the way.  It was 8 months AFTER we moved in that I finally got those boxes unpacked and stuff put away.  Now it is the place where everything else goes to "get it out of the way".

This room is in desperate need of organizing and cleaning out.  Anytime I actually enter the room, I get anxiety just being in there because it is in such desperate need of organizing.  Andrew was looking for our mortgage statements and I went to find them and started cleaning but I had to be somewhere in a few minutes.  I vowed that this weekend, I would get around to organizing it.  We have guests coming during the month of may and will need to put an air mattress in that room so we need to do something.

So today,  I had no major plans to speak of so I told myself I would vacuum and get started on that room.  There is already a huge goodwill box full of clothes and other household items started.  And what happens?  Pregnancy has taken over.  I was so tired today and really haven't felt good.  I came home from church and after we ate lunch, I looked up a few recipes and made my grocery list.  I went to the store and when I came home I was so tired I just layed on the living room floor not even bothering to put the groceries until I remembered there was ice cream in there.

Once I finally got those put away I have been laying on the couch ever since.  I napped for a little bit and am now waiting for Andrew to get home from Youth Group to eat dinner.  Still don't feel that great and still feel exhausted.  I was supposed to make cookies for a church thing tomorrow night and that isn't going to happen.

So, its possible I will attack that room tomorrow during my day off but the day is quickly filling up now that the cookie making has been postponed until then.  I am determined to vacuum tomorrow because the house is starting to smell like dog.  Andrew will be at our church's men's retreat Friday and Saturday next week so I'm hoping I will be motivated to work on the room then.  If not, the following weekend will be full of cleaning since Susanna and Gary are coming on the 14th so we will have to get to it then.

I just wish I could be more disciplined to keep up with this stuff on a daily/weekly basis instead of letting things pile up to where it seems like such a daunting task to get it done.


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