This summer has been brutal in our area with heat, and it’s totally affected our schedules. The kids don’t want to stay outside for long (and neither do I!) because it’s so hot, our window air conditioners can barely keep up, and even the meals that don’t need the oven feel like they turn the kitchen into an incinerator. With all this fun going on, I’ve realized that I’m in a cleaning rut. Our altered schedules and lazing around like fishes due to the heat has caused me to severely neglect my housekeeping.
Today was one of the few warm – not hot – days that we’ve had in a while. We were even able to open the windows and let in some fresh air this morning. Of course, that ended around lunch time when I had to turn on the stove to get my husband’s lunch food cooked for the week, but hey – at least the windows were open for a little while! With the curtains flung wide and my mother-in-law planning to stop by for a cup of coffee, I looked around and realized… my house is awful.
While I had picked up the “big chunks”, as my son Dalton calls it, I have avoided the finer points of my cleaning schedule. I think the plants received the worst of the lack of schedule because they are currently withering. If any of them live to see fall, I’ll be amazed. But the dust had accumulated, the shoe rack hadn’t been cleaned under and behind for a while, and the little things were starting to turn into big things.
So today I had a super awesome time looking around and seeing all the cleaning projects I need to tackle this week. And it made me think – am I the only one who has this problem? Do you ever get into a cleaning rut?