Monday, June 25, 2012

Making a List and Checking it Twice...

I very rarely {if ever} get the satisfaction of checking absolutely everything off of my physical and mental to-do lists, both at work and at home. 

If I'm at home, there is always a lingering article of clothing in the hamper. The cat litter always needs to be changed. I always forget that one thing at the grocery. 

At work, I'm always waiting for approvals. My client's out of town, so I am on hold. I'm finished with one thing, another pops up. The media cause a circus. 

And I'm always so busy at work that, "Oh, I'll change the sheets tomorrow" at home turns into, "Crap, when was the last time I washed our sheets?!" 

...and while I can't say that this is the case with work, but at home:

I checked everything off of my to-do list this weekend. And it feels good

I did all of the laundry; cleaned the bathrooms, floors, kitchen and living room; changed Oliver's litter; went to the grocery store, CVS and Bath & Body Works for things we needed; watered the almost dead plants; paid bills {even wrote the rent check a week early!}; made my meal plan for next week; changed those sheets; and did a ton of other small tasks around the house. 

I walked out of our bedroom this morning to freshly vacuumed floors and got a whiff of my new "Island Colada" wallflower. And I breathed a huge sigh of relief. 

I went into this Monday so much more positive just knowing that, aside from cooking supper and going on a walk with Brandon tonight, I don't have any chores to do. Nothing. 

And you're probably thinking, "Ohhh, good for youuuuu. Mrs. Perfect has her entire house clean!" I'd like to tell you that I know it won't last. Oliver's litter will be all over the place by Thursday. Brandon will have left 5,0001 water bottles strewn across my house. I will have so much laundry in the hamper by Friday that it won't close. 

But until then...

1 comment

  1. I almost never finish my to do list but when I do, the feeling of accomplishment is wonderful!


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