So, here’s a look at what my July has looked like, since I started tracking it. Which was half way through.
Huge mountain of laundry put away, folded, hung up, etc. (This means my bedroom floor can be seen!)
Blogs written in advance.
Bed made daily.
Trash out every other day.
Frig gone through.
Living room furniture moved around.
Kitchen pots and pans organized.
Toilet cleaned every other day.
Tomato sauce made.
Lentils cooked and frozen.
Meals for the month of Aug made and frozen.
Brown rice cooked and frozen.
Cleaned out clutter from bookcase.
Washed out washer.
Cleaned stove top well.
Cleaned out microwave.
FlyLady’s 27 Fling Boogie a few times.
Now this might not seem like a lot, but it’s a lot better than what I had been doing. (i.e. nothing! o.O) It’s also not an exhaustive list, like it doesn’t include what I’ve done with J, or the other normal household things like vaccuming, eating, cat litter cleaned often, etc. Also, some days I didn’t do much, because all I wanted to do was nap when J did. So I did. I gave myself permission too. It was nice!!!
I just had plans in my head to make sure that I was getting things done, like I should be. Instead of being what people THINK housewives do. I wanted to make sure I was doing my part in my marriage and not taking advantage of being home all day everyday. So every few days, I’d look around and make a list of what needed to be done, then I’d see what I felt like doing that day. And do it. I’d work the fasted when J napped, but I also made sure he was able to see me and what I was doing. I don’t want him, or Molly to grow up not knowing that housework was being done. My Dad never saw his mother do anything around the house. So, he didn’t do much to help my Mom in the beginning. I think that’s a shame, for a child to not see the work, the dedication it takes to make a house a home.
I’m also working on my mental outlook on house’work’. Seeing it as a blessing to my family. To have things clean, put away, orderly, in their place, food made, dishes to eat off of. Simple stuff really, but to this society of ours, it’s under-rated. I’m praying for JOY in providing these simple things to my family. I’m beginning to find it.