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Some Mondays

Sometimes, I think twice actually, Monday is a day when our home is clean and I don't have any catch up work to do.  But most of the time, pretty much every time, it's a day where I have to catch up.  I don't enjoy doing the dishes when I have my family around, I'd much rather spend time with them.  And so, the dishes go undone for the majority of the weekends.  And for some reason, Monday has become laundry day.  I've tried to change that and only ended up with even more work for myself the following Monday. 
I could very well complain about that, but then I'm the only one to blame, because I'm in charge of getting the house in the shape that I like it.  Yes, other people can help me with the tasks, but the home is my responsibility.  I'm the one that chooses if we live in a tidy home or a chaotic one.  I'm the one that has to come up with the plans and then make them happen.
And the truth is that our home is really only a flat out disaster area about 24 hours of any given week.  That's a huge improvement for me.  Because I am perfectly okay living in filth.  I have no problem walking on my stuff to get to my bed, just ask my college roommate.  I have no problem cooking in a dirty kitchen.  I like the challenge of finding space as I need it.  I have no problem ignoring small piles around the house.  So for me, 24 hours of stacked dishes is no big deal. 
But what I do enjoy is the ability to sit in my home after Monday is over and just enjoy the fact that most everything is in its place and that I don't have nearly as much work to do for the rest of the week. 
What about you? Do you have a schedule that works for making your house a home?

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  1. My house is chaotic more often than not. I try to have a schedule for changing sheets and laundry. I would totally rather have a slightly messy house and happy kids.

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  2. There are definitely things that go undone for the sake of happiness. I am thankful that I have finally learned what my house looks like when it's clean, because then I can help it look that way more often. I'm thankful that there will be no final exam in regards to my home though, because I would probably forget to wipe the sinks and sleep late the day of the test.

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  3. as your college roommate I concur!!

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