I rationalized, "Saturday is coming up, it can wait until then," but the warmer weather on my walk from the bus stop energized me. I decided to clean the bedroom -- which was giving me nightmares -- while the chicken defrosted.
I had time to spare.
As I waited for the rice to finish, I cleaned the living room.
And still had time to do the dining room and kitchen.
I was proud.
When Saturday rolled around, I was feeling lazy, and ready to call the place "Good enough" after my Thursday quick tidy, but knew I best go through the motions. I told Scott if he would do the dishes, I'd pick up the random clutter, make the bed, and run the vacuum over the living room carpet, since there were itty bitty scraps left from one of Scott's projects. Then, we'd call it good enough.
Twenty minutes later, Scott found me cleaning the bathroom.
Not only was that task not on my list, it's also one of the tasks I had long ago relegated to him, and hadn't looked back.
Sometimes my attitude of "Good enough" isn't just accepting that I can accomplish only what is manageable, but that it's a task good enough for me to accomplish.
The mess we found in the back of the fridge, well, that's another story.
Other ways we're Staying On Top of Things:
- still making lunches before bed and keeping vegetables already chopped on hand
- still making the bed regularly, and working on remembering to put our clothes away when we come home from work and change... much better since my earlier-in-the-week set back
- planning our meals for the week
- entering our expenses and income to our app (even if it meant having only 41 cents in my entertainment budget for the last week)
- starting our 5k training now, with whatever we can manage during this still icy season, rather than kicking back for another couple of months and then squishing it all into a few weeks