Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Do you know that sudden itch you get to change things around? You decide to re-arrange one (usually dusty) shelf, and before you know it you've swapped around most ornaments in the house. Of course this usually strikes at the most inappropriate of times. Like when you have several loads of washing to hang out. As was the case with me the other day.
These whims are usually met with "Are you really doing that now?" from the hubby. My advice is to not be put off by such negativity.
For I find that when the mood strikes you really just have to go with it. Who knows when the inclination will return?
I find a lot of housework to be like that. With the ordinary daily things such as washing up, tidying, making beds etc, you just go through the motions and do it. But it is different with those other jobs. The ones you might to do seasonally, sometimes annually. Or perhaps you have yet several years go by. Like I did with my fabric stash. It was sadly overflowing and in several rooms. But after a days work (on and off), it is a far smaller pile, neatly stacked in a shelf in the cupboard and in the suitcases in my sewing room.
There is nothing like the peace of mind after you get one of those jobs done that you have put off for a long, long time.
How about you? Do you get stuck into these jobs at the appropriate time or do you wait for the mood to strike?