Monday, April 19, 2010

trying but not really succeding...

Silly me, I sat down and made up sort of a chore chart/schedule/daily plan. type. thing. And I got up this morning, started laundry, checked cat food and water, scooped the litter box like my list said. I was supposed to then prep stuff for dinner, like chop veggies and stuff. But I didn't know what to cook tonight.

So instead I unloaded the dishwasher and loaded it back up, and switched laundry over to the dryer.

So far, so good.

Then I decided to take down the busted up swingset we got for free that the swings are no good anymore. Boy, did that feel good. And weeded a flower bed by my tree. Neither were on my list though. Like, I didn't go pick up 10 random things and put them away.

I swept the living room, into the dining room, only because I had piano lessons this afternoon. On my list, but the junk never made it into the trash can. I never got the laundry folded. I didn't vacumm.

I grilled homemade pizzas for dinner. I did dishes a second time. I gave kids baths. None of which were on my list. So I got a ton done today, why do I still feel like a total failure at this whole housecleaning thing? Just because half the stuff wasn't on my list...

3 comments:

Rachel H. said...

YEP--IT'S A LIST THING! I am the same way!

Melinda said...

At least you HAVE a chart and a list. I need to do something like that again...

Stephanie said...

Sounds like me (minus the part where you actually got stuff done...).

Don't be too hard on yourself. You have a busy family, a busy life. Give yourself credit for what you do accomplish, then try again tomorrow for the stuff you didn't.