Saturday, August 11, 2012
Actually, don't. Stay. We need you! It's been so nice to have afternoon thunderstorms, even though they've been interfering with my ability to ride my bike.
Another thing interfering with my bike rides: I can't find my helmet! I'm not comfortable riding more than half a mile or so without my helmet, and it's been eaten by the pile of JUNK in my dining room. It was on a dresser that was in there, but we threw he dresser away, and the pile got absorbed by the bigger pile.
Another one of my hangups, you see (while we're discussing my character flaws) is that I'm a borderline hoarder. I lack the compulsive aspects of it, and the emotional attachment to the junk, but we are very messy, and have a very difficult time keeping our house clean. I have no problem getting rid of crap, but it's sitting down and doing it that's my problem. It's SO hard to do, because it's a gigantic mess, and it's going to take weeks of work to take care of it. My husband sucks at helping, too.
It costs us time, and money, because we often lose things, and then spend forever looking for them, or have to replace them. We've been making small amounts of progress with it, here and there, but it's still there, and I don't know if I'll ever get rid of it all.
Yeah, yeah, I know, just do a little bit each day, right? Like I've never heard THAT advice. That doesn't work for me. We do a little bit each day just to maintain the damn thing and keep it from getting bigger. We can clean one spot, and within 24 hours, it'll be back the way it was, or worse. I clean my living room desk/table, and it'll be covered in crap again by the end of the day.
I wish I could afford one of those cleaning services. They'd charge too much, though, and would probably run away screaming.