I'm trying out a new tradition. It's based on a Chinese New Year Tradition. It's Cleaning-The-House-Before-The-New-Year. Last year, I tried to get on the cleaning bandwagon, with limited success. Still have clutter, and stuff to move, but for the most part, we've donated a few truckloads of stuff to Sally's Department Store. I got a cleaning caddy, learned about cleaning and have been moving slowly forward. I'm not there, yet, but it's coming. My real goal is to be a neat and clean person by the time I'm forty. I have a few good years left before that happens. I will cry on my birthday if that day comes and I wake up still a slob. This year, the craft room is my focus. It wants to be a storage space and I want it to be a work room. We're still in the process of compromise. The other thing is that my husband wanted the room to be storage, but I claimed it as my own immediately. Sackgirl-in-progress stabbed him in the leg with a knitting needle, and i think he's had it. This is not fair to him, especially when the spillover creeps into his domain: the entertainment room. I'd like to clean it up and work in there also to show him I respect his space because as of now, I don't.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In other news, I discovered/identified two key things about my personality: I am a flutterer and (damn, I forgot the word. Basically someone who likes to do things in short bursts) I like to wash the dishes and clean the house when I can do it a few minutes at a time. I never do all the dishes at once. I like do a rack, let them dry, then go back. Same with the rest of the chores. Devoting big chunks of time to things I don't really like stresses me out. Vacation has been good, because I have the time to live like this for now. What will I do when work and school start?
Posted by miukat at 12:04 PM