Where to Begin?

I am woefully out of the writing and blogging habit. The boys have been in school for almost a month now, and only now do I begin to see glimmers of what a balanced routine at home might look like. I keep getting waylaid by the housewifery. I’ve learned to live with ever-increasing levels of dirt and clutter in order to maximize time for reading and writing, but the bill has come due now that I’m home while the kids are at school.

And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall
[I] can not pick it up.
There is no way at all! (Cat in the Hat)

I don’t do well with a lack of structure, and I tend to treat deadlines as starting points. Time to change. Create structure, albeit one that bends. Respect deadlines. Read, write, rest, exercise, clean, organize, cook, eat. It’s not complicated unless I insist on making it so.

2 Responses to “Where to Begin?”

  1. Steph Says:

    Totally understand feeling bogged down by the minutiae of life… I have friends and relatives coming into town starting next weekend, so that prompted a mini cleaning spree of sorts this past weekend. Not that you can really tell looking at the living room, but we really did put a good 2 hours into cleaning and tidying, which does go a long way in a 750 sq ft apartment… Still, there is much decluttering to me done and I feel a bit hopeless about it all.

  2. jennifer Says:

    You must be my Mpls doppleganger. I look forward to reading about how you declutter, etc. and find balance, etc. b/c I need some inspiration. Peace!