5. George came last night for a late night meal. We haven’t seen much of him with the temps being so cold. We do worry about him but his coat is thick, he still feels firm, and he looks healthy so he must be staying warm and well fed somewhere. He is always glad to see us and insists on getting his cheeks rubbed before he will eat.
Friday, March 7, 2014
My ADD approach to house cleaning.
I was forced to stop and ask myself, am I ADD? I thought I wasn’t but when I caught myself last Saturday in the midst of cleaning my kitchen I had to question my response. I wrote this Saturday after catching myself in the midst of the mayhem:
The kitchen needed cleaning so I decided today was the day to dive in and get it done. I started by getting the dishes washed. We have a dishwasher but these were things that were waiting to be hand washed (stencils filled with paint, palette knife with modeling paste, GladWare from my lunch…) As I was washing I thought, “I could be getting a load of laundry done while I’m cleaning.” So into the laundry room I go, sorting my weeks’ worth of work clothes into separate loads. But yesterday’s clothes were still in the bedroom so I went to collect them. I noticed the bed still needed to be made to I put down the clothes and to get the sheets and comforted straightened and the pillows fluffed up. I then noticed my hair clips were still sitting on my night stand and they needed to be put away before they became cat toys. Into the bathroom I go to put them away. Noticing the sink is dirty I get the cleaner and sponge out to wipe it down, then the toilet and oh, the mirror is dirty too so I‘ll just wipe it down with one of those glass cleaning wipes. When done I take the glass the hubby left by the sink into the kitchen to get it washed and realize I hadn’t finished washing the dishes! Meanwhile, the laundry room light is still on and the washing machine had stopped at the end of the wash cycle because I didn’t put the lid down because I planned to add more clothes, which I never did; they were still on the floor where I had dropped them when I got side tracked to make the bed!
Do you do this???
By the way, I stopped everything to go to the computer to write this because I was afraid I wouldn’t remember it all when it came time to write this post! HOWEVER, the dishes are done, the washer is running, the bed is made, and the bathroom is clean!
2. Our back yard looks more like a go kart track. The hubby always snow blows a square for Cleo. This year, when the thawing, rain, then freezing temps came, the track became slick with ice so he had to shovel a path in the center for her. The straw we laid down is now blown all over the yard making it look a misplaced go kart track in the middle of a farm field (can you say white trash).
3. I found this inspiring quote on someone’s blog post last week.
"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we lead" by, Flora Whittenmore
* If this is yours, please let me know.
4. Yesterday we had a practice lock down drill at the end of the last period. I found myself in a room with 30+ 7th graders who can’t understand the importance of being totally quiet. The reality of the situation truly shook me. At this age, they shouldn’t have to understand the importance of it yet in the times we live in, they must. With the impossibility of keeping them quiet came the reality that if it had not been a drill, their whispering, tapping, moving around would give us away.
* A follow up on the Dryer ball saga: since the sign there have been 2 in the dryer. I guess the teenage didn’t want to use his hard earned money on buying another set. I kept the sign just in case.