Yesterday was one of those days where I was happy just to putter around the house. I cleaned out a kitchen cabinet, then another one, then another...oh, so nice to be organized, it almost makes me feel like a normal person! Oh, I can clean something out, and get it all nice, then what the heck! It doesn't take long before it's shambles, in spite of me promising it'll stay neat.
In the busy years, when I was knee deep in small children and my only breaks were nursing a baby, with a few toddlers perched on the arms of the chair too, if I was lucky...more likely, they chose the nursing time to drag a kitchen chair across the floor, heading for the salt shaker or the sugar bowl, or perhaps took the Desitin into one of the bedrooms and finger painted with it.
In any case, I was BUSY. From the time I got up in the morning, til the time I got in bed at night, it was non stop. Feeding, consoling, washing up, cleaning, going off on adventures, appointments, cleaning, washing clothes, putting them away, then afternoons giving way to dinner times, and oh my dear LORD, I have to make dinner AGAIN? And yeah, there were days I was fork prying frozen chicken pieces apart under running water, because there was nothing thawed for dinner. You could just put them in the oven, and take them out every little while and pry, but you had to get the styrofoam package off first. :)
Anyway. Back then, it made sense to put things back with no rhyme or reason...and honestly, for YEARS, even the peanut butter always got put in a different place. I didn't like it that way, either. So it's been a real work for me to be organized.
I wasn't TOTALLY unorganized though. I kept their clothes nicely. I hung most everything up. And I kept the floors clean, I do not like crumbs or sticky on the floors, at all. The kids always ate at the table, and were washed up before getting down, so we kept the food mess confined. There were toys scattered, but at least it wasn't yucky in here.
Anyway. I do like cleaning and organizing cabinets. When I open the cupboard, and it's all neat, I love it. So yesterday, the girls had the let's do something vibe going here, mostly Miss Camille. When I finish this...we can go somewhere. When I did finish, I sat in my chair with a coffee, put my feet up, and...Sonja and Char wanted to stay home...I kind of did too. Cam was bummed. She wasted her WHOLE morning, waiting to go somewhere. oh dear. We went somewhere.