[note: this is an online find and NOT my actual house... just demonstrating...]
There are very few things I hate as much as housecleaning, but it needs to be done. Fortunately, I have external motivation. My Digressionista and Fellow Burrower is coming to visit next week and it provides me a motivation I can't seem to pull from within. My PROBLEM is we live in a shoe box. There are four of us and each of us has stuff we HAVE to have and not nearly enough space.
My husband had toilet training issues. At least that is what Freud would tell us about HIS opinion on the matter. “Everything has one place, and one place only, it belongs. After using it, said item should always be returned to exactly that spot.”
Oddly, my ten-year-old son is the only OTHER family member capable of living by said protocol. And I really should confess, not only am I incapable of following this goal, I don't really buy into it. I happen to think the places things 'go' are more like guidelines, really. And worse (in his opinion) I organize by stacking. Things I need to respond to go in one pile, bills in a stand-up thingamabob on the counter, things to be typed next by my laptop, things I am writing in the bathroom. There is at least one stack in every room. Drives him NUTS. My claim remains, there is no place to put them that they would not be forgotten (this is where a memory dig comes) and I have too little time to sort them every night (and here is a grumble about my bath/writing time—I could MAKE time, he says.)
So now my weekend goal, is to move the mess in a sufficiently sneaky way so that it appears we don't actually HAVE one. I know Mari loves me anyway... the husband though, has some issues and I feel like the houseguest is the perfect time to try to do what he thinks I should do daily.
That said, I have intentions of writing 3 ½ chapters this weekend. We'll see how that goes. I will finished chapter 28 last night and started 29. There should be a total of 33 chapters when I'm done, so I am nearing the finish line.
I finished CONFLUENCE on October 18 of last year, so it is possible these two works will have the same birthday.
Wishing a great weekend to all!