First, though, a few pictures of John playing with his birthday gift this morning before church. And I will do an official "birthday party post," later.
Okay, on to the cleaning report
Last week was not a great week. I didn't feel great, the kids didn't feel great, and it was hard for me to keep up with things. The good news is that because I have at least developed the habit of doing those "daily" things, I was able to make myself do those as the bare minimum even when my energy level was protesting any house work at all. Because the kids had colds, I didn't go the gym all week, and I think that also contributed to my really low energy.
I think I've mentioned my struggle with extremely low energy on here before, but over the past couple of months I have made some changes to try to remedy the "energy situation." This past week, however, I hit rock bottom again, which was discouraging. I am hoping that as we hit the gym again tomorrow morning, things will pick back up. There's nothing like a good hour of spinning to give me an energy high that lasts all day!!! Seriously.
This week I am going to continue with the daily stuff--kitchen, laundry, beds, clutter, and I am going to continue with Monday as my official bathroom cleaning day. The other thing I want to focus on this week is keeping surfaces clear. That is the biggest clutter problem in my house--the dining table, kitchen counter, top of my dresser, etc. etc. I want to make a point to keep those surfaces clear, and I think it will make a huge difference in the clutter level. I also realize that I need to get rid of a lot of stuff. We still have too much stuff for this small space, and I need to purge, purge, purge. There are piles of things in the master bedroom and in the laundry room that really have no official "home" in the house, and I also need to get rid of so many toys. But, before I become overwhelmed, this week I will focus on continuing with what I am already doing and keeping surfaces clear. And I will press on...