Happy new year! Well. Happy Jan 26th at least!
While everyone else is already 26 days into the new year and the freshness of a new year has worn off and resolutions have been well established or likely fallen by the way side-I feel like this is the beginning of the year for me!
On new year’s eve I felt a tickle in my throat and knew yet another cold was setting in.
And set in it did! To spite my best efforts to get over it fast,thinking id lose a few days max…. getting a sticky chest infection and a headcold at the dame same time really knocked me on my ass let me tell you!
I’ll spare you the gross bodily fluid details but 20 days of being mostly in bed down for the count is
1. Really a drag and….
2. Makes for a VERY MESSY house!
So, here I am today starting over…rebooting my routine and trying to catch up with 3 weeks of dishes and laundry not done on a regular basis. (Never mind what the rest of the house looks like! )
At one point every dish was used up and I was washing forks and plates per meal to feed everyone and making a lot of hand heald meals like sandwiches.
My Hubby, TMO has been most forgiving thru this bout of sick and not complained when I gave him lunch more than once on a tupperware lid rather than a plate
So. Here I am. Launching my new year in a sort of “catch up” mode.
Today I concentrated on getting all the dishes done and working on getting the kitchen back to some sort of functional level.
I’ve already done 2 dishwasher loads, cooked a real meal for the first time in weeks and have at least another 2 loads to go and all the pots and pans and large platers to wash by hand. I might not get it all in today. It really is a LOT to undo.
My Kitchen Area in the middle of the sick from hell and what i looked like this morning
Leaving the kids to their own devices to make breakfast and most lunches for two weeks really did a number on my kitchen!
So, to catch up I’m reading my own Dishes routine for ADDing Routine to stay on track and getting started.
And, while my usual laundry day has passed for the week, I am gathering enough socks and underwear for everyone for the week and doing a load tonight to get us through the dentist appointments, grocery trips and planning for attending the Village winter Carnival on Saturday this week. (my usual laundry day)
While I could sit here and feel overwhelmed by everything that needs doing and feeling bad for being so far behind….I’m trying to focus on just 2 small things that will help make things easier on us for the week and get me back to a routine. I can’t undo the mess and I can’t go back. So I’m looking forward.
My goal for today was get all the dishes clean and have clean clothes for the next 6 days.
I’m almost there. almost.
Progress not perfection! I’ll take it.
Have a great week everybody!