Day Six


Newell’s turn at the dentist today, and I have errands to run, so I will probably be out of the house most of the day. BUT I’ve still rolled and done my first chore for today, 15 minutes in the kitchen, and cleared that counter he was fussing about. Even if you only have a scrap of time available, see if there is some little thing you can do. It all adds up in the end!

(BTW…does anyone on WordPress use the Blog Stats widget? If so, does it EVER update, or am I just overestimating the number of people reading this thing? I have a different counter on the other blog, but I can’t remember where to find it. Any help appreciated…)

 

UPDATE ONE: I had rolled my second chore before I left the house this morning — another short one, but I knew just what I wanted to do in that thirty minutes and did it. I had 30 minutes in the pantry, and bought a new mop on the way home so that I could start on that grimy floor. Of course, I didn’t think to get anything to use as a mop bucket, so I had to improvise…but one of the myriad boxes bought to sort stuff into worked ideally. Bacterial soap in the water to help with the germs on this first pass, and I think it looks great.

I had decided that I might do things a bit differently on Fridays, and being gone all day makes this seem like a good idea. For the other 2 hours and 15 minutes of today, I am going to institute “FILING FRIDAYS” and plop down with my new file folders in front of the TV to sort papers and organize the file cabinet that contains all our bills and receipts. Mostly, they are flung loose into the drawer, but finding anything is abysmal. This is a chore that needs to be done, but is less strenuous than some of the other cleaning jobs, and I think I’ve earned the relative relaxation. 🙂

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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