The Wrench In The Works

I’m again, y’all! Final week was terrible. Completely horrible. I acquired sick on Sunday night time per week in the past, and was fully out for 5 days straight. I spent nearly all day and night time for 5 days in my mattress, solely getting as much as repair meals for Matt, get myself a drink, use the toilet, or let Cooper out.

On prime of that, the climate was loopy! Wednesday night, had loopy thunderstorms, twister watches, twister warnings, civil protection sirens blaring throughout us. It was only a loopy and depressing week throughout.

And the kicker? Earlier than I acquired sick, I had deliberate a catered social gathering for a pal on Saturday night time. Fortunately, there have been going to be too many individuals to slot in our home for a catered dinner, so we had deliberate it at one other location. However all week, my solely aim was to get effectively in order that I may make it to the social gathering that I had deliberate.

In some way, seemingly miraculously, after a fully horrible week, I wakened Saturday morning feeling nice. I used to be so relieved! And the social gathering went off with no hitch and everybody had a good time.

So yesterday, after church and a day spent with my household, I got here house and needed to face the truth of my home. I used to be reminded of what a pal stated to me earlier this yr. She stated that after a dialog with me, it struck her that not a single factor will get completed on this home except I do it (or except I take the initiative to get assist). So if a meal will get cooked, that’s on me. If trash will get taken out, that’s on me. If something will get cleaned, that’s on me. If groceries are purchased, that’s on me. If Cooper and Felicity have meals and water, that’s on me. If Cooper is taken out all through the day, that’s on me. Matt can’t assist me with something, so it’s all on me.

And that was by no means so clear as after per week of being sick, after which having to take care of the wake of mess that was left behind. I spent not less than two hours cleansing final night time, attempting to make some headway in my kitchen, however nonetheless wakened this morning to this mess.

The kitchen was such a catastrophe that I had to usher in an enormous contractor bag to get the job completed. An everyday kitchen rubbish bag wasn’t sufficient. The ground is completely disgusting. And after two hours of cleansing final night time, I nonetheless didn’t even get all the dishes washed. (I actually did no cleansing up after myself final week. It was all I may do to muster the vitality to prepare dinner a meal for Matt, however cleansing up afterwards was out of the query.)

And as of this morning, my lounge nonetheless seems to be like this…

And someway, I’ve acquired to get this home beneath management and able to host folks on Wednesday.

Issues by no means appear to go as deliberate, do they? 😀 I had all the pieces labored out. By this time, the studio ground was speculated to be completed, and the studio cupboards had been speculated to be put collectively and put into place, leaving my lounge free and clear and prepared for visitors on Wednesday, simply in time for our commonly deliberate as we get again into our regular routine. However then a reasonably large wrench was thrown in to the gears, and all the pieces got here to a grinding halt.

Oh effectively. That’s life. Sadly, it seems to be like several work on the studio goes to must be delay till Thursday of this week. Between at times, I simply must get the home wanting extra like a traditional, lived-in home once more, and fewer just like the native landfill. 😀 However I’m so glad to be up and about once more, and feeling GREAT once more!