It is officially my spring break! Hopes of sleeping in were stymied by my internal clock shouting, “The teenager is not up for school yet! Must go wake him!” Ugh. I tried to ignore the internal shouting, but I knew what would happen if I did: the knocking at my bedroom door, “Mom, I’m late, can you drive me to school?” So, I got up. Honestly, it still felt like sleeping in, getting out of bed at 6:15 a.m., for I usually get out of bed before five. I let one of the dogs out, and eventually drove the unhappy-to-be-done-with-his-spring-break-teen to school. That’s okay, it was a good excuse to hit McDonald’s for my Diet Coke!
Back home, shower, head back out. Bank, Target, Kohl’s, Dick’s. The teen’s baseball pants don’t fit anymore, and he has a scrimmage game tonight. Success! Just hope they’re the right size!
Home again. Spring break always brings grand plans in my mind of all the projects I will get done. This year, I decided (and Sliced about, I think) to give myself some grace in terms of these “projects”. If they get done, they get done. If they don’t, and I stay in my PJ pants all week reading books, then so be it! So as I was driving home from the store, I was thinking about which project I would tackle.
I decided to do first, what I was most not wanting to do. I read recently (can’t remember where) to do the hardest, or most dreaded task first, then the rest will feel easy, and you will feel a great sense of accomplishment. What is this awful task, you might ask? Floors. Cleaning the floors. Hardwood floors and bathroom floors. I realize this really isn’t a project, per se, but to me it still sucks!
As I stand at the kitchen island and Slice, the robot sweeper is doing its thing, then I will go around with the vacuum and do the baseboards and all the dog hair the sweeper left behind. Then I will drag out the hardwood spray and mop-thingy and get to work.
What then? Maybe I’ll be so motivated I will go upstairs and do the bathroom floors. Or maybe I will change into my PJ pants, sit on the couch and read a book. Or take a nap. Or watch Below Deck. Whatever I choose, I will have at least gotten one project done!