Monday, June 3, 2013

Wait... Am I Supposed to Blog?


I had a full, scatter-brained weekend. As anyone here last week knows, I started BuNoWriMo and made good progress THERE. If anyone is ever curious where I am on that, I keep the meter to the right fairly updated. Saturday was my highest single-day wordcount ever—over 7000. But I was getting ahead because I know this week my time will be sort of limited.

I also had a lot of cleaning to do this weekend. My parents haven't been to visit in a few years and there is nothing that motivates a person who hates to clean quite as well as a mother visiting. Especially MY mother—she is meticulous. In fact I sometimes claim my aversion to cleaning arose in her too clean house. She could give Aunt Petunia a run for her money. Though if I'm honest, I really hate to clean because... you know... cleaning's no fun... and you just have to do it again in a few days... in fact the less you do it, the less you do it, if you know what I mean... you could do it all the TIME and never be done and really, where is the fun in that?

And then there is the graduation gift... we know the WHAT of it, but there are a lot of choices and I don't want to muck it up.

I feel a little like at the end of June, I will breathe a sigh of relief. I've had too much going on for too long and I'd like to just put some of these things behind me, even if I have been looking forward to them. There is THIS here at the start of the month, the writing ALL month, and then the road trip and memorial at the end of the month... Anyone else get that way? Surely I can't be the only one.

All that is just a long way of saying that while I have a few blogs I will post this week, they will be 'Tart-light'--shortish... but hopefully not sharpish, brownish and mossy, or even oldish or bossy... wait. No. Tomorrow's blog is a little bossy. But never mind...

17 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cleaning is like doing the dishes. The moment you finish, someone finds a dirty bowl.
I'm ready for some down time as well. I never did take a break after the Challenge and the couple days off here and there in the past week have been awesome.

Old Kitty said...

A Tart blog post no matter how bossy and bwahhahahbwah hahah is always welcome!! :-) Hope you get some NAKED time to yourself soon!! Yay!! Take care
x

Alison DeLuca said...

*looks up from laundry, end of school year to do lists, vacation packing prep, and birthday chores* What? Blog? What?

And where are my pants?

Teresa Coltrin said...

You're right a clean house doesn't last long. But, I do love cleaning.

Tina said...

I haven't had to clean my house in seven years. Fused wrist. Not that I cleaned much before that...just hate it for all the reasons you said, and my sister is the queen of clean and and neat and organized so I can't compete. However, my answer is teenage girls. They're cheap, teachable, flexible, and will do extra stuff (gross stuff like the fridge) for extra money. Win win!
Tina @ Life is Good

Sarah Ahiers said...

We recently implemented a new plan in our house. Every saturday morning we clean for an hour. We can clean whatever we want and we stop once an hour is up.
My sis's friend does this and she said after a year, they finally reached a day where they had nothing left to clean

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Whenever my in-laws are coming, our house gets scrubbed top to bottom. It usually takes a whole week, too. Bleah.

M.J. Fifield said...

My significant other can always tell when people are coming over because I start cleaning like a whirling dervish or something. I especially panic when my grandmother-in-law is coming by.

Johanna Garth said...

But yay clean house!! I think you should call Tart-lite blogs Tartlettes. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I so hate cleaning too. And my mom sounds just like yours. I seem to find more dirt before her visits than I ever think is possible.

Yes, it's one of those months for me too. And a lot of driving to get my daughter to swimming as soon as school's out till the end of August.

Jai said...

Ye gads and little fishes - cleaning??? Ugh!

I need to do a 'spring clean'. I KNOW I need to do it but...

I am looking forward to the bossy blog. I am intrigued.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Aw you can do it! The blogging is the funnest part!

Helena said...

I always dreamed that if I ever got stinkin' rich I'd hire someone to come in and clean my home at least once a week. Now I'm even dreaming of hiring a cook to do all my cooking. I'm just not very domestic.

Diana Wilder said...

Hm... Do let me know where to send the white gloves for your mother. (Hint: do clean atop the refrigerator. thank goodness my mother is short!)

Raquel Byrnes said...

So great you'll be able to write all month. Hope you have a great time with family. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart .. at one stage in my life .. my mother used to say - oh dear Hilary's coming .. I'd better do some cleaning! Now it's me that's following your advice I think .. and leave this week for next - but I have a visitor shortly - so had better get to it ..

Good luck with all things .. and we all need a break .. cheers Hilary

Jill Haugh said...

Don't clean! Just move! It's easier.
~Just Jill