Thursday, November 8, 2018

Overestimation is My Middle Name

Yesterday, I got caught by a web of distractions and odd things I needed to do so I never even set foot upstairs. I have painters coming tomorrow to do some touch up work there, so getting it finished today is not an option. For the most part I feel like I am in a bad 70's shampoo cycle; lather, rinse, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat.

My body is rebelling and telling me it is not young and my pack mule days are over. If I did not have so much to do I would start listening to it.

Dark hole bedroom
Vacuum floors
Move small night table into the room
Wash bed pillows (This only got done because I had brought it downstairs the day before)
Wash Throw pillows
Leave room, shut the door, and don't set a foot back in it until the day they fly in.

Son3's former room
Clean his personal belongings off of the furniture and box everything up.
Hide the boxes in the closet.
Pick up all the crap that was underneath the bed I moved into the dark hole room
Clean the linen closet
Wipe down woodwork
Wash Windows
Dust blinds
Wash curtains (if I am feeling industrious, only. I can take them down and shake them out and they will be fine)
Wipe down all doors (there are 4 stupid doors in this room)
Look in the walk in closet and slightly rearrange so Son1 and DIL1 have somewhere to hang their stuff (Cleaning it out totally is on Son3. He can decide what he wants and what he wants to send to charity)
Vacuum carpet
Clean sink and vanity for Jack and Jill bathroom

Laundry Room/Pool Bath
Do 10 things in the laundry room
Clean fixtures in pool bath
Mop bath floor
Wash mirror
Check and remove any errant spider webs
Tidy cabinet under the sink

Butler's Pantry
Install cup hooks and hang cups

Clean and wax 2 cabinet door and one drawer front (keep going if the urge moves me)
Clean out the small appliance cabinet
Remove dish towels from drawer, vacuum drawer and neatly replace dish towels and hot pads


  1. Good luck.
    I have a nasty tendency to over commit my time and energy as well. And pay for it (big time) later.

    1. Over committing my time and energy is my super power

  2. Well all I can add is, "Bless your heart....". ;-)

    1. Yeah, I speak Southern. I understand "Bless your herat"

  3. I think your super power is keeping going when your body is telling you differently. Mine shouts loud enough that I have no option except to listen to it.

    1. Advil is my recreational drug of choice and it and a lot of coffee are keeping me trucking right now. I hope to be finished by Sunday night so I can have a little time to refuel the engines before they get here/

  4. don't work so hard you get sick!

  5. My body rebels at overcommitting. You should not have distractions, but the world does not know that. Since your home will be full, hopefully no one has space or time to examine your cleaning or places that need a paint touchup. Keep on keeping on.

    1. There is not going to be a whole lot they can complain about, with the exception of the laundry room. It is the last thing I am doing. If it is passable it will be good enough.

  6. May I suggest you review your list to decide which tasks can be omitted? That's what I did when I cleaned prior to the prayer gathering. You don't want to be so tired that you can't enjoy the wedding and Thanksgiving and Pip being there!

    1. Very true and as I move along I might omit a thing or two.

  7. that's quite a list, but no one will care even close to as much as you do as to what doesn't get done. If they have a bed to sleep in and a bathroom to use, it's better than a hotel any day

    1. Right now one room doesn't even have a bed. So much for being better than a hotel!

  8. I got more done on mine. Ha ha oh I forgot to ask, Is this a contest?