Sunday, December 20, 2009
About 18 months ago I declared war on my airing cupboard – well actually on myself if truth be told. All my bedlinen and towels etc were in fact on the shelves but higgledy piggledy in no order and the more I searched for things the worse it all got of course. It’s a big cupboard with space for a drying rack and very warm. Great as I live in a flat with no outside drying space – except it was not easy to get to the drying rack. So I set about it on the understanding (with myself) that I would keep it in tidy piles of everything – each pile with a place of its own. And I did for a while.
I went through the same process with the freezer – binned some food - de-frosted (and about time too!!) and made a promise to myself that I would de-frost regularly.
I am generally not a good housekeeper – my philosophy is – ‘Oh that’ll do – other things in my life are more important’. Today I have proved that is not so. I HAD to deal with the freezer which had almost more ice – and that snowy stuff that grows in freezers – as there is outside. Unusually we had six inches of snow two days ago and now it has frozen solid. In both cases it’s hard to get rid of.
I have quite a few people coming to stay over Christmas so I need room in the freezer first and foremost and I have had to dig into the airing cupboard to find a lot of decent matching bedlinen for all of the bedrooms. All of it has driven me mad – quite unnecessarily.
The conclusion (and the reason for this blog) is that I am hopelessly inconsistent. Of course the airing cupboard and freezer are so-o much easier to deal with than the 50lb I need to lose. Inconsistency means two steps forward and three back in a much bigger ways than mislaid sheets and towels on a few shelves. I am on my way to the second backward step if I am not careful.
When I’m happy and busy as I have been in the last few days visiting my sons and their families I stick to the food plan – the exercise is kind of taken care of by my energetic grandson and everything is hunky dory – or at least guilt-free.
One day back at home – ONE day only – bored to death by domesticity, and therefore diving into the Christmas goodies which I so enjoyed baking and I am going to be in trouble with the scales – and also the guests - if I don’t stop NOW.
All this for lack of self discipline. I know - get back on track pronto - and I WILL because I want to get to where I want to get to. I just wish right now that I had a magic wand for the Spark journey, the freezer and the airing cupboard.