One of the big themes I see over and over again in the blog world is balance.
Well, boy howdy, I have found the solution.
At least for me.
Go ahead and pat me on the back.
Oh, what is that? You want to know my secret?
My secret is simple: husband found a new job in which he is working nights. Brilliant, really.
Now that he is no longer around to tempt me into spending time with him, I have commandeered my nights and whipped them into cleaning action. I wash dishes, sweep and mop floors, vacuum the messy carpet, and wash, fold, and put away laundry.
I am like the super cleaning woman.
I’m feeling tired just reading that!
All right, it isn’t as hard as it sounds. Considering we only live in 500 sq ft, the floors take like 10 minutes to clean; the laundry room shares space with our only bathroom; and it takes like 4 seconds to walk from room to room. Living in a small space does have its advantages.
I have decided to ignore household chores and the internet while my kids are awake–otherwise known as taking long walks and playing in the park–so I use the four or five hours after they go to bed for my time. My time to blog, write, and clean.
It’s splendid really.
Except for the fact that my husband is gone and that I miss him greatly.
Sometimes, though, I choose to see the positives.
Like a clean house.