I’ve written about it before and it’s still happening. I’m sure it happens to all of us. At least that’s what I tell myself. You set out to do ONE task, just one task and it takes you hours to complete because you constantly start on other things mid-task. It’s a spiral. One thing leads to the next.
All I wanted to get done yesterday was steam the floors. It had been bothering me emensly all weekend. I finally had a free day. I dropped the older two off at school, and then gave the little guy breakfast while I ran on the treadmill. I was pumped up and ready to tackle the floors. However, in order to steam the floors they needed to be vacuumed first. Before vacuuming the floors, the stairs had to be swept. Sweeping…check, vacuuming…check. Wait, hold up, there is a blanket left by the kids on the kitchen floor. Of course it is now covered in dog hair like the other three blankets upstairs that need to go in the wash. Okay, so before commencing with the steam mop I need to get these blankets in the wash.
Oh look, Live with Kelly and Michael is on. I’ve never seen them together. Time kill. Oh yes, the blankets into the wash so I can steam the floor.
Switch the laundry…oh dang, now there is laundry to fold before it gets wrinkled. Oh I better put it away or it’s going to sit in this basket forever.
Little guy peed on the toilet seat….let’s just clean the entire bathroom.
Steamer needs more detergent. This cabinet is a mess and needs a little organizing.
Let the dogs out…oh no, I forgot to water the garden. Dog mess needs to get picked up. The sun is still shining I should cut the grass. It’s going to be raining by the time my husband gets home and it REALLY needs to get done.
Finn’s lawn mower needs more bubbles. On a hunt for another bottle of bubbles.
Now I’m kicking myself in the ass for not getting the floors done. The ONE task I set out to accomplish. I guess I need to look on the brighter side. Laundry done, grass cut, garden thriving, bathroom clean.
Some day these floors will get done…some day. Oh look, a squirrell.