Now, you might say, Jenny, I thought your mind was a merry-go-round, and now you’re saying it’s laundry?? Make up your mind! (Incidentally, I don’t know why I feel the need to assume that there is some sort of internet persona asking me direct questions, but it just comes out that way.)
Stay with me, though. Right now, I have two loads of laundry from last week sitting in a laundry basket on the side of my bathtub. I have two weeks worth of dirty laundry from the kids that needs to be started. I have a load of guest towels and a set of guest sheets that need to be washed from guests that were here three weeks ago. I have my floor mop and some kitchen towels that need to be washed. And, now that it’s been a week since I washed our clothes (remember, clean, but unfolded on the side of the tub) enough has accumulated to warrant more washing. AND THAT’S JUST THE LAUNDRY!
Now, the state of my mind mirrors the state of my laundry in that I have unfinished work projects from last week and new ones that need to be started because I really owe everyone something on all projects. I have all three kids home all day except that we have swim practice in the mornings, meets on Saturdays and baseball practice on Thursdays with Friday night games. All the kids want play dates. Everyone wants food. Everyone wants to talk to me. I have been making it to the gym 3-5 times a week while the kids were still in school, but now, I’m just trying to make it to the freaking bathroom with this schedule! Oh, and did I mention I thought summer would be a perfect time to start a 90-day book study? My bathrooms are approaching bio-hazard conditions, my floors are getting cleaned in sections. I’ve loaded the calendar with all of our dates for the next two months in an effort to control the calendar and not the other way around, but somehow all of the blocks of color that fill the Google calendar just paint a picture of the reason I feel the way I do!
And, just like the laundry, it doesn’t stop and the only way to win is to sort, wash, dry, fold, and distribute. And the same general plan of attack goes for my mind, too; write it all down and make my list of work check boxes and home check boxes. I’m not ashamed to say that I made my list later in the day, and wrote down what I’d already completed and checked those boxes, too, because I am that desperate to know I’m not really on a for-reals merry-go-round!! I want all the baskets empty and all the boxes checked, is that so wrong?!
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