meh. i like a clean kitchen. but right now i'm at your site and the kitchen is dirty, so i probably don't care about this stuff as much as you seem to. :D
yeah. lighten up on yourself! you deserve it.
I have been dealing with the endless-ness of house work for a long time, and sometimes there is enough going on that it just isn't possible to get everything done. I've decided it isn't so much a matter of 'balance' as it is 'focus' . Sometimes you can't have balance, but you can be focused on the most important things, which I think you are. YOu are handling this migraine thing waaay better than I would, and focusing on getting better seems like a good thing to do. And managing your life, and household chores , and keeping yourself sane... y'know
overwhelmed doesn't even begin
to convey how i feel when i am
behind with things. business things
hard as it is, try to relax. i
know i have to check myself from
time to time.
have a great valentine's emily!
ALWAYS! Is my house ever as clean as I would really like it to, no, well maybe the first second after I'm done cleaning before the kids get to it. Kids add a big challenge to the keeping things clean aspect. I'm still trying to figure it out.
I carry this image of myself as an old, old lady of 95, sitting in a rocking chair on a porch looking out over a field of green. I ask her,"Did I get this life right? Did I make good choices? Should I have spent more time cleaning up my house?"
She tends to have very clear opinions. What would your old lady say to you?
I SO hear you. I've spent the morning cleaning out my son's closet while he's out of town. 5 garbage bags of "stuff" have gone out, and I'm only done with his closet. Meanwhile, I've been yelling at my other kids to "get off your lazy butts and go clean up your room". Oh, yeah. I'm mother of the year, today. I wouldn't let my 11 year old go to her basketball game until she cleaned the bathroom. She had all morning to do it, yet she put it off until basketball time and then realized I was serious about not letting her go until it was done. So, although she was a little bit late, maybe she'll realize that mom is serious when I ask her to do her jobs.
Sorry for the ranting and raving, but I hear you. I get cranky and yell a lot when the house is a mess, too, and since it seems to be only me that is cleaning, I get overwhelmed easily.