I’ve spent most of the last month sick in bed. I’m starting to feel better. I managed to get up and do a little baking for Christmas. Which was good, because Christmas just isn’t Christmas to me if I don’t have some goodies to eat!
Anyway, it’s been a really rough month for me. I started feeling sick the week of Thanksgiving. And it just got worse and worse. I have an auto-immune disorder (chronic illness) and my immune system is weak. Plus, I can’t take antibiotics even as a last resort (if I wanted to, which I don’t) so I have to be really careful with my health!
The plumbing on my dishwasher went out oh six or eight months ago? It feels like a year. Can you hear my sigh? I’m tired.
The house never fairs well when I’m sick. Which is so sad, because just before I got sick, I was really excited because I had managed to get most things back under control after having an incredibly hectic CRAZY summer.
I’ve been on a mission for a few months now to purge my household of excess stuff. My husband, bless his heart, has a difficult time parting with things. At the same time he is OCD about having a clean, un-cluttered house. Those two traits clash terribly! I’m working on getting rid of the clutter and stuff that has collected in our home after 13 years of marriage. I’m hoping that by the time spring comes along, my spring cleaning will only be “cleaning” and not de-cluttering, too!
My husband is a perfectionist, OCD neat freak, and I’m a creative, artsy, laid back, naturally messy type. But I do try to keep things in order.
Being sick doesn’t help my predicament. We also have a large extended
needy family which doesn’t help my predicament either.
What obstacles keep you from getting your house clean and keeping it that way? What do you think would help you overcome those obstacles this year?
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