A New Week Starts and the Old One Ends….


When I was a kid, I had a record with a song called “Sunday Morning”. When I looked it up, I was surprised by the rest of the lyrics…all I remembered was the chorus…but it fits my mood today. First steps out into the new week. Fingers crossed because I was down a pound on the scale this morning. Maybe the exercise is worth the sore back. 🙂

I dreamed of cleaning last night…and searching for one particular thing in a nest of clutter. Yikes! but looking around the house, and seeing the changes that are already apparent, I am more determined than ever to continue this goal.

UPDATE ONE: So, I cajoled Newell into going to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows today. Most of the reviews on IMDB seem to be pretty negative, but I loved it. However, it has set me back a bit. Getting a terribly late start today.

First roll is 1 hour 30 minutes in the Guest Bath upstairs. I am pretty sure, even considering the need to scrub the floor in places that there isn’t that much work left to do in that room, but we will give it a shot, because I have been wanting to get that floor taken care of. So, I’ll let you know if I finish early and have to add time back to the day.

UPDATE TWO: Yup, finished an hour early in there. Scrubbed the baseboards, took the pumice stone to the toilet and got it finished…Everything is spic and span in plain sight. I suppose I could get into sorting the stuff in the medicine box in the linen closet and so on, but I think it would be more productive to add the hour back into the total and get on to a room that isn’t in such good shape.

So, next roll — After stubbornly trying to get me into the pantry again, the dice compromised with an hour in the garage. There are boxes to go through in there that I really wanted to get at, so that sounds good to me.

I hope people are getting at least a little enjoyment out of my efforts, but even if you aren’t, I’m going to keep blogging, because its main purpose is to keep me going.  Let me know what you like and dislike about it so far…okay?

 

UPDATE TWO: Quit about 10 minutes early in the garage. I probably could have — heck, I KNOW I could have found ten minutes more to do, but the car being in the way and the trashcan overflowing were making things hard. I did go through several boxes and toss some keepsakes I’d had for decades…while finding others I had forgotten I had. So, good and bad things. For one thing, I found a garlic press I didn’t even remember having, but I’d been wanting one of those, so after a good soak in the dishwasher, fresh garlic. Hooray!

Halfway through my 3 hours, and I must keep going. But it is days like this, gray, gloomy, and Sunday at that which make it hard to meet that full three hour goal.

Let’s see what the dice have to say next:

45 minutes in the Study. I can do that. If I ever want to be able to write at my actual writing desk again, I really NEED to do that. Wish me luck…I’m going in!

 

UPDATE THREE: Not enough visible difference to show that I did anything, but I did put some things away where they belonged, and got some ideas on what to do with other things. Though my Psycho Kitty was not making things easy. She started screaming at me and bit my hand. Sometimes, she just goes nuts…

So, technically 45 minutes to an hour left for today, and I think I am going to call an arbitrary file hour. There is always a lot of filing to do, and it is still cleaning while being relatively easy on the back.

 

DAILY WRAP UP:  30 minutes Guest Bath + 1 Hour (50 minutes) Garage + 45 minutes Study + 1 hour Filing = Close enough to 3 hours.  See y’all tomorrow.

 

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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