It has been about 2 months since Derick’s return. I am soooo enjoying him being home. Its hard to believe its been that long. He was gone for 6 1/2 months and now he has been home for 1/3 of that time. Of course, the time crawled when he was gone and now that he is home, it is flying by! I love having him here. I love the comfort I feel from his presence around the house. I love being able to talk to him about things, and show him things, in person, not on the computer screen. I love fixing my hair and makeup for him. I love keeping the house clean for him. Although, this seems to still be a struggle for me, …still. 😦
On a blog that I posted several months ago, someone posted a comment with a link to flylady.net. I have checked it out and half heartedly tried to follow her babysteps, but I get so discouraged that I never get very far. Or I try to do things too fast. Well, then the more discouraged I get, the less I do. So, anyway, in order to hold myself accountable, I have decided to follow her 30 days of babysteps and blog about it. In my head I know what to do to keep up with the house once its clean. Its just getting it clean that is the problem. I know, I know… For all of you out there that have helped me clean the house. I do appreciate it! And just because I let it get messy again doesn’t mean I don’t care. It just means that as a 32-year-old woman, I have never been in the habit of keeping up with it. I have to learn new habits and its a process. I can’t change overnight. Believe me, I want to!
Anyway, the first day is shine my sink. So, today I am going to l0ad all of my dishes in the dishwasher and then scrub my sink so that it shines back at me. And then the idea is that every night before I go to bed I will shine my sink (and turn on the dishwasher) so that I will have a shiny sink and clean dishes in the morning. I did pretty well at this one when Derick first came home. And he noticed. I’m not really sure what happened. It wasn’t that I quit doing the dishes, because I do them everyday. I think my tiny kitchen just seams to be a breeding ground for junk. When we come in the house, everything gets dropped in the kitchen, especially the kid’s stuff. A lot of things don’t really have a home. Christian’s jacket should really get hung in the coat closet but he can’t reach it very well and he has a hard time using hangers, so that along with his school bag and his lunch box, gets left on the kitchen floor. Aida changes her clothes and shoes about six times a day and somehow I usually get a few mismatched outfits on the kitchen floor. Another problem is the snacks. The kids have a habit of sneaking snacks when I’m not looking. Then they bring them in the living room or even just eat them in the kitchen, and leave a huge mess. I don’t intentionally let them do whatever they want. They just seem to find those moments when I’m doing something else, and not paying attention to them.
So, today is shine my sink. I am doing hair and makeup for the PCS musical and I have to go to rehearsal today. And their prom is tonight, so I have a couple of people that need me to do their hair. But after that, I am going to run and I am going to shine my sink. Not sure yet in which order those will be accomplished. But those are my goals today :
1. Run 2+ miles
2. Shine my sink
Wish me luck! 🙂