Sometimes in life it's the little things that make me feel accomplished..and by accomplished I mean make me feel like I have my shit together. I type this from my recliner as I look at all the shit that has piled up on my coffee table from the past three days. Really? It's only Monday? Why can't I keep this shit straight. I posted on the blog a while ago how I tidy and clean the house and I even have a cleaning schedule that makes perfect sense for me. And the truth is I really do try to stick to that schedule but a few things have gotten in my way - bad days at work where I come home and give zero fucks and just veg out in front of YouTube, but more than that right now is the fact that our house is in a state of dissary because of the remodel upstairs. Every since getting into the mind set of everything has a place it is really, really hard for me to have things find new places. Now, I'm not saying my house was perfect before, but it was tidier. Everything had a place to be and it was easier to stick to my cleaning routine because I didn't feel like I was shuffling shit just from one room to the next. There is no room for anything because other things are takikng up the room where these things go. I feel like when I clean I'm just moving shit to another pile then moving it back. But there are little things that make me feel accomplished and like I'm not totally losing my mind:
When all my curlers are in my head before 7:30pm
Weird? Yes. Neccessary? Most definately. There is like zero stuff in my life that I can control - it's true for all our lives. But I can control my hair. Right now I want my hair to be curly and to do that I need to have the curlers in for as long as possible. So coming home and immediately putting curlers in my hair is a big deal that makes me feel accomplished and in control. Do I feel less insane? Yes. Do you think I'm still insane? Probably.
When there is not shit on the coffee table
We spend the most time in the living room so a lot of things get done there..mainly my hair right now, so there are curlers everywhere....and so the coffee table get so much junk piled on it. And I really just want to take a trashbag and dump it all, but I can't. Also, since Zach likes sleeping with the TV on he uses the coffee table as a night stand so there's a lot of stuff on it now. If I can get this one thing cleared off and the living room vaccuumed then I stop freaking out. Until I walk into the next room.
When I can follow my morning routine to a T
Please, please, please don't interrupt my routine. I have this planned down to the minute -ish. 5am alarm. Hit snooze 3 (4 tops) times, get up at 5:30 if I'm good, 5:40 if I'm bad. Pee (edit: of course I wash my hands after this...I just was them again before touching my face after doing all the dog stuff!!). Take dog out. Go upstairs, feed dog. Wash hands, brush teeth, wash face, other face things, contacts. Back downstairs chill on the bed with phone or iPad to get the waking up going on. Iced coffee? Sure, maybe, probably not acutally right now, too cold out. 6am go in the bathroom, play Colbert if it's Tuesday-Friday AM. 6:13am I should be onto my eyes. Done with make up by 6:17am hopefully. Clothes on. Curlers out. Dog in his house. Out the door between 6:30 & 6:33. If I get this done you can bet I feel accomplished - all my things are done and I'm at work on time. Obsessive? Just a little bit. If my routine is interrupted and not on my terms I tend to have a bad day. Now I'll ask again..obsessive? Oh yes, yes it is.
When the kitchen counters and sink are tidy
Just like the Coffee table its just one of those things you see. Now, I could have like 30 dishes in the sink but if the stainless steel part of the sink is clean along with the counters I lose less of my mind. I just can't stand cluttered or messy counters. I can't. And we have a lot of counter space so there is lot of room to clutter up. Nope. Get that shit outta there. As I'm typing this it really is stressing me out that I can't get into my cleaning routine because everything it so jumbled up here!! Gah! Please do not stop by my house any time soon!!
When I'm making a list of things for the blog and I end up with 5 things or 3 things
I almost ended this post with only 4 items on my list. Now that is crazy, right? I wouldn't say it's tooooooo obsessive, it doesn't bother me tooooo much. But I do think twice about publishing a list of 2 or 4 things. Just seems odd...you know?
Anyway, this post was just something for me to do while I stressed out about having a cluttered coffee table, to pay for another freaking tire before even making a payment on my car, and procrastinating taking a shower. So there you have it. Happy Monday.
Is there anything you want to share with me to make me feel less (or more) insane? Please do, we can start a club.