On Instagram & Facebook this morning, I shared THIS photo -
My laundry room, all nice and clean - all the laundry done....and it looks like a pretty room. And I LOVE IT WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE THIS!!!
It's not too often that it does....but yesterday, it did.
And it made me so happy.
And I wanted to share what I did that made the difference.
I moved all the laundry.....TO MY BED!!!!!
And it was GLORIOUS!!!
In the laundry room only.
I'm sorry if I lead anyone on. I can tell you that just like with dieting...I'm always looking for the magic ticket for keeping my house tidy and in order - hell, picked up would be nice most days!
But, also just like dieting....I have learned...there is no magic ticket, dang it! It just a daily deal - in this case, a load by load deal.
And just like with dieting, when I feel like I'm just a hair over the edge, I regroup and take a minute to focus in. Not for very long (because I'm a self-proclaimed dieting reject and now, a self-proclaimed laundry reject), but I try to gain a bit of control again...so I feel better about my imperfect self.
Focusing in on the laundry-ness out of control meant moving 20+ loads of clean laundry onto the largest surface (besides the floor) in order to gain a bit of that stupid control again! I hate laundry! And I hate dieting....thus my constant dilemma with them both - SUCKERS!
And I meant to work on that huge pile yesterday afternoon. I truly wanted to get it all put away nicely. Ok, maybe NOT really, but I KNEW I should get it all put away nicely.
But farm stuff and kids stuff took over and Saydee felt like we should support some friends who were playing the last home volleyball game, so I HAD to take her to that. And then....well...life.
Sooooo, at bedtime, I literally took arm-load after arm-load off the bed and dumped them on the floor. I was worried about Steven tripping in the night (he had to get up at 1:45 a.m. to take our guys to catch the bus to get to the Salt Lake Airport to fly home to Mexico today).
And I hated it.
But, I partially made my bed (because I cannot find the stupid pillows to FINISH making it!!!!).
And I am SLOWLY working on those piles on the floor. Slowly. And I'm hating it. But.I.Will.Get.It.Done.Today!! I hope.........
And THIS sign is printed out and posted on each child's bedroom door:
And the moral or un-secret of the story is: do a load of two of laundry a day.
Sorted, washed, dried, ironed if need, and PUT AWAY!
And the diet thing....I'll keep looking for the magic, fat sucking, eat-anything-you-want-and-look-like-a-model PILL.....but, I know deep down...it's a day by day, meal by meal, even bite by bite battle. Just like the stupid socks and underwear that plague my floor right now!
Press on. Non-Ironing Farm Wifee - OUT!