can somone come and make me do

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mrscatinthehat, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    some housework.

    Aside from the animals I have had the house alone today. easy child back in school and husband still on days (he will probably start evenings next week).

    I have so many things to do but can't motivate myself to do them. And whereas in a lot of cases it might not be a bad thing to take day I can't tell you how many I have taken to do little.

    Why don't the little elves show up in the night to clean my house? Oh I know the dogs and cats that are making it even messier are scaring them away.

    Maybe if I tell myself I will start with just a half hour of cleaning. That might work.

  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Nope. Not gonna.

    Go play and pamper yourself. Let housework get done another day.
  3. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I'm the same way a lot of times. If someone is just here - they don't have to do anything - but if they're just here it will give me the motivation to clean.

    Just start with one thing. Tell yourself you're going to wash the sheets or clean the counters. Then you'll start to notice other things (if you're like me) and have to do them, too.
  4. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I know sometimes just the company is enough to motivate. But alas no one is available to come sit with me.

    I put on the timer and worked for half an hour. Now I am doing some stuff here for a few minutes. Then I will get up and put the timer on again for half hour. This is a tactic I would use with a difficult child. Hmmmmm

  5. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    We need to trade houses. I hate cleaning mine but I will willingly clean someone elses house no problem.
  6. Ugh! I need that motivation too. On weekends it seems like I only do laundry and can't seem to get the umph to do anything else. I really have some sorting and organizing to do in my bedroom and I still have stuff in boxes in there and in the living room from when we moved in May and can't seem to get the motivation to do anything with the stuff - so there it sits. I did get motivated last weekend to shampoo the carpet in the living room.
  7. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    mstang you might be on to something. I can work magic at other homes. My one friend keeps trying to convince me I need to visit her so her house work will get done. (Not the only reason but .....)

  8. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Blow off the housework and pamper! You obviously need it and will enjoy it, even if it means a glass o' wine and a book in the bathtub, it'll help you just unwind.

    The house will suffer one more day of not being vacuumed!

    Take a break!

  9. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    :919Mad:House work is evil. I hate it, and it hates me.

    Just relax, and enjoy some peace and quiet. :wine:
  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I won't make you clean, but if we lived closer together I'd be happy to come over and talk!!!
  11. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Received this from my mom (she must know me well) and thought of this thread:

    Cleaning Poem

    I asked the Lord to tell me
    Why my house is such a mess.
    He asked if I'd been 'computering',
    And I had to answer 'yes.'

    He told me to get off my fanny
    And tidy up the house.
    And so I started cleaning up...
    The smudges off my mouse.

    I wiped and shined the topside.
    That really did the trick...
    I was just admiring my work..

    I didn't mean to 'click.'

    But click, I did, and oops I found
    A real absorbing site.
    That I got SO way into.
    I was into it all night.<<Sigh>>

    Nothing's changed except my mouse
    It's very, very shiny.
    I guess my house will stay a mess...
    While I sit here on my hiney.

  12. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Oh that is great.