Monday, October 8, 2018

How I Know I'm Too Busy

I don't remember which day I lost the mug that you see there on the shelf of my wardrobe, but I do know it took me two days to find it. This is the kind of thing that I do when I have too many things going on at once. I start putting my phone - which I misplace at least once a day anyway - in increasingly stranger places, and then I start losing other things which I don't normally lose track of. This mug is not small. I should be able to find it fairly easily. I can usually retrace my steps and locate whatever I've set down pretty easily. But on the day I set this mug down, I did so many things that I had no clue what I had done when, so retracing my steps was impossible.

It's time to slow things down.

We leave for the USA in nine days. I wanted things at home to be in good order before we left, because it is so nice to come home to a clean and organized house. I think that unless a cleaner and an organizer show up on my doorstep, I need to accept that this will not happen and instead make sure that nothing gross develops over time. I mean, if there is cream-laced coffee curdling in a wardrobe for two weeks, that's going to be a problem. Better to have a few extra things out and a dirty kitchen floor than to find something rotting in the deepest recesses of our house in December, am I right? I'm pretty sure I'm right. If you think I'm wrong, feel free to come over and do some cleaning.

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