|Clean house, calm heart|
Pokey woke me up as usual, with kisses and coffee at 6:30 this morning. I am in no way, shape or form a morning person. People in my family draw straws to see who 'has' to wake me up... rather evil of them but there is good cause - I'm grumpy when I wake up. I know this and I try not to be but until I've had that first swig or two of coffee, I am hating life. So anywho, I kiss him goodbye and toddle my happy hiney off to get a shower. I'm dried and dressed and on to my second cup of coffee by 7 a.m. Here is where the speed bump in my plan happened... I sat down.
Yep, that's right. I sat down. Right here actually. I was just going to check my Facebook, email and pop over to my mommy forum for those thirty minutes before I had to wake up Hobbit. That was the plan. I fooled myself into thinking that I had some self restraint... silly me. I wake Hobbit up on time but then I toddle back here and plop my hiney down until she has completed her morning routine and we head off to school. Upon returning home, instead of hopping to it, I plopped back down again. Right here, again. To get back on my Facebook and forums, again.
So I did what any other normal human being would do - I made myself a deal. I told myself that if I got off my duff and deep cleaned the living room, dining room and entryway that I could do the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen tomorrow. That sounded fair, right? I thought so... so I pre-cleaned the living room and then deep cleaned it... then I got sidetracked and sat back down here. I welshed on my own deal... to myself. How pathetic is that?!?
I couldn't believe that I would do such a thing. I mean, if I can't hold true to my word to myself, how can I honestly think I can do so for another person? It was just sad. Now that my guilt was firmly in place, I got up and got to work. I deep cleaned the dining room and the entryway. I mopped all the tile (entryway, dining room and kitchen areas). I flipped the laundry. I deep cleaned our bedroom... and then I just HAD to stop. Not because I wanted to but because the dust had aggravated my asthma so bad, I had to use my inhaler which requires me to stop for a few minutes and catch my breath... hence my writing now.
|Peace and quiet|
What a whirlwind of a morning I caused myself - all because of this seat right here. I think I might have ground myself for procrastination.