The Just Post – Post

Somewhere along the line I forgot what it’s like to just post… not a post with an update on the kids… not a post with pictures of the kids… not a review or a giveaway… just a post… my thoughts, cohesive or not… whatever.

This post will be just that… if I can manage it that is. My brain is fried… my eyes hurt from being so tired. It is almost midnight and I should really be in bed. Noah will be up in a few hours and he may or may not go back to sleep then. But this is my “me” time. If I really wanted to go to sleep all I would have to do is grab my sociology book and start reading… for some reason studying puts me to sleep faster than you could say “good night!”. The funny thing is that I don’t even realize it. I’ll be sitting here on the couch, with or without Abby sleeping on my lap (or next to me if she’s not on my lap), reading when the next thing I hear is Ray either laughing at me or telling me to just go to bed. *sigh*

I was never one to study… I never really had to. I would read something once and I would remember it. It was a curse and a blessing… all through high school I never had to study my butt off the way my sister did… but then when I really needed to study for my classes in Germany, I couldn’t… it would put me to sleep, much like it does now. I’m just glad that lectures and exams don’t have the same effect! It’s gotten to the point that I have decided that I am not going to read the last 9 chapters I need to read for my last 2 Sociology exams. I will work exclusively out of the study guide and watch the videos (that is if I could find them again… I cleaned up last week and I guess I clean some things up a little too well… *sigh yet again*).

Speaking of cleaning up… getting this house in order is #1 on my list of things to do… starting next week (studying and exams are first for miss giant procrastinator). I have to break it down into some sort of daily schedule. It’s too overwhelming otherwise… while our home is relatively small, it’s hard to get much done with the two kids… needy little things!! 😉 While I’ve been trying to keep the clutter in control, the actual cleaning of the house has been severely neglected and it’s about time that I tackle that problem and keep up with it. Ray – bless his sweet soul – has suggested and offered to have someone come in and clean, but some sick twisted person inside my head has a problem with that. I know, I know… most women would jump at the chance to have someone come clean their house for them… but me… noooooo. I have to be the one who thinks… “I can get this done… I just need to get the other things done first”. Only there are always other things there that need to get done first… Sooo starting next week I will be tackling each and every room in the house… with the exception of maybe the basement and garage… and I will clean them… and then I will figure out how to keep up with it so that it doesn’t get this bad again. I want the dust elephants to fear me and never show their nasty, dusty faces in here ever again!

If you have any top secret cleaning tips that helps you speed the process up or helps keep things clean and organized, I would be head over heals if you were to share them!! I promise I won’t tell 😉

(As you can see I was so tired the other day that I forgot to even hit the publish button… *sigh*)

7 thoughts on “The Just Post – Post”

  1. I hear you on the getting things done – since I went back to work, my life is in shambles. It’s hard to balance everything out. I did get my downstairs clean this weekend but I have (no joke) about 10 loads of laundry on the bed to fold tonight. So much to do and so little time…

  2. If it makes you feel better (about the studying), falling asleep after studying actually helps you remember it better. I don’t know why, but it’s true. In college, I would always take a nap after studying hard for finals, and I NEVER pulled all-nighters, I’d just study as much as I could until I got tired, then went to sleep. It always worked for me!

    I don’t know if I could let someone else come in and clean my house either. I would probably be one of those people who cleans up for the cleaning lady!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Sedated ABR-Jackson’s day in the hospital =-.

  3. I am a self proclaimed neat freak. The first few weeks following Joycelen’s birth (and my c-section) I was forbidden from doing any household chores…I nearly went nuts. Once I was given the green light to resume regular activity, I found that I had little time to clean.

    After a lot of trial and error, I have found a system that works for me. I assign one room to each day of the week — then when I get home, I set my timer and devote 15 minutes to doing tasks in that room. For example, on Mondays I dust and sweep my living room, Tuesday is the bathroom, so and so forth. Then I set aside a couple hours one Saturday a month to do a deep clean. This system has worked out great – the house lookes neat throughout the week, it meets my standards, and I still have time to spend with the hubby and our daughter.
    .-= Kimberly Lee´s last blog ..Peaceful Easy Feeling =-.

  4. Actually I’m like you. I just couldn’t have a cleaning lady, for some reason. Maybe because it’s my space and I’d feel violated or something? I don’t know.

    I do one room a day and it breaks it down into manageable chunks.
    .-= blueviolet´s last blog ..North vs South =-.

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