Tuesday, January 26, 2010

5 Sense

My pal Angela (who won the last comment giveaway. And I haven't forgotten the prizes for those who first commented on the new site. It just may be summer until you get your surprises) is doing a giveaway of her own about how to stay sane while keeping house.


Here's mine:


1) Celebrate!

We had a bunch of bottles of Martinelli's left after our New Years shindig so we decided to 'celebrate' more often. Whenever the day was long, John would text me that we needed to celebrate that evening. So we'd pour some into martini glasses, toast something good that happened ("To paychecks!") and drink up. Makes the weekends come sooner. Anything in a fancy glass with a toast makes it a celebration. The bottles are gone, but the celebrations move on :)


2) Take shoes off in the closet. I have a small tendency to plop down on the couch and lose the shoes. Which may or may not lead to having five different pairs on my rug at the moment...

3) Empty the dishwasher ASAP. This means dirty dishes go straight into the dishwasher. Which means the sink stays dishes free. Which means the kitchen feels cleaner. When I can empty the dishwasher.

4) Exercise! To quote Legally Blonde, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people don't kill their husbands." It's best immediately after work. No prying yourself out of bed at disgusting hours or motivating yourself after dinner (both require lots of mental energy)


5) Pandora and Grooveshark. And students with excellent music tastes.

If you want to enter Angela's contest too and share the wealth of your 5 "sense" (see it's like cents but not. ha!) like here

4 comments:

Jackijo said...

I am just posting my 5 sense as a comment:

1)Books on tape. I get excited about housework when I have a good book to listen to while doing the work.

2)Children. God gave me children to do the dishes, and help with yardwork, and vacuum, etc.

3)Just shut the door. God also gave me children to help me learn to live with messes. And when it comes to their rooms, I just have to shut the door (except when I hear the phone ringing under a pile of dirty cloths in my daughter's room.)

4.Get outside and away from the house every day. It helps me realize that there is more to the world than my house.

5. Appreciate the small things. It is the greatest joy to snuggle down in freshly laundered sheets, even if the rest of the laundry is not done, the piano is covered with dust and fingerprints, and the cat/dog just made a mess on your living room rug.

Angela said...

Do you know what happens if you win a Hazardous Undertaking give-away? YOU GET MUFFINS!
And a book!

Thank you so much! :)

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Anonymous said...

Pandora + Grooveshark + Natalie = True Love!

 

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