I have friends who do not cook and having cleaning ladies, not many mind you, but a few. My sister in law wants to know how you get that gig? I say they can have it. A cleaning lady might me nice but then I would feel like I had to clean before she came so why bother. Today has been a day to stay home and get 'er done. The washing machine has been going since 7:00am and the dishwasher is already running right after lunch. A cake was baked and bathrooms cleaned. I am getting tired but glad for the ability to check things off my list.
A myriad of doctors and dentists appointments and the constant ferrying of kids to and from is really cutting into my homemaking time. I miss summer. Did you hear me say that? Yep, I miss the freedom to get things done. Yesterday, I pulled out of our driveway six times. I know it is crazy. I will be relieved when daughter #2 gets her license. So I will be stuck without a car, that is so not torture for me. A couple of days stuck at home puttering in the yard or keeping house is a blessing to me for I am cranky and out of sorts when the house gets behind. Quinn likes to make sure I have plenty of work most days.
Soon I will have family to stay. That is always a motivator. My brother and his wife will be coming for few days on their way to a wedding. So things need a good and thorough going over. Dust all the nooks and crannies and a washing of my wood floors is on the list for this weekend. After the summer with dogs in and out and barefoot kids tracking who knows what all over, my floors need a good once over.
I must have a good list of projects written down and out of my head. When I don't write things down I tend to get overwhelmed with all that I am trying to remember. Lists and a big calendar function as my second brain. That and the help of hubby and the kids reminding me of where I put things or set things down. I think mothers have to juggle so much that our brains literally get so full they can't hold anymore information. Here's to marking some things off our lists.