It’s been awhile since I’ve felt completely satisfied at the end of a week. I think the end of the school year hit me harder than I was willing to admit. The kicker was yesterday morning, the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, when I got in two hours before the kids were due to arrive and promptly began throwing up. I wanted to solider through- I had my classroom to pack up, my sweet kids to say goodbye to, and after-school BBQs and get-togethers to celebrate. Unfortunately, this was a nasty stomach bug, and I ended up leaving as soon as I had said goodbye to my students, with none of the “hug or a handshake?” ceremony I wanted to use.
Disappointed and grumpy, I slept it off, and today I’m slogging through a huge list of chores to get my house back into cozy order. Suffice it to say, I woke this morning to piles of laundry, crumpled tissues, half-empty bottles of vitamin water, overflowing dishes, and a pot of rice I forgot to cover and left on the stove. Here is my accomplishment list:
Wash dirty clothes
Wash all bedding and pillow cases (die, germs, die.)
Sort through baby/end-of-year gifts, write thank you notes, put away gift bags
Hang pictures/ artwork in the bedroom
5. Dust all surfaces, get rid of pollen on the windowsills
6. Find homes for Ben’s Star Wars memoribilla in the living room
7. Vacuum all rooms
8. Dishes. Gross.
9. Empty all toiletries and storage from the bathroom (re-modelers coming Monday!)
10. Vacuum, dust, and generally prepare the sunporch for summer use
11. Mow front and back lawns
12. Weed the front flower bed
Shit. It looks like I’ve finished all the fun stuff. This is only the house cleaning list- I also need to call the insurance company, shift money and pay for my summer courses, and head back to school to finish packing up my classroom before the janitors have my head. I’m off to find a good movie and buckle down to get my home super cozy.
What are your weekend plans? Tell me about life beyond obsessive nesting, I’ll live vicariously through you!
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