I haven't cleaned the house in a week. It smells like 4 dogs, two teenagers, a weeks worth of laundry and a husband. I feel like a slacker just sitting around and letting this happen. My Husband says he and the kids will take care of it, and I believe with all of my heart that they have tried. And failed. So I file my rusty brain to a dull nib and get at it.
This is how I do housework. First I clutter bust the house, gathering everything that is out of place and either dumping it in piles in the kids rooms or putting it away. I get all of my cleaning stuff together and attack a room, top to bottom, clockwise, trash goes out and vacuuming and mopping end the job. After that it's on to the next room. It's a system. A child could do it, and by that I mean another person's child. Mine haven't seen this knowledge for the goldmine that it is.
Today I can't get with my system, I am like a marble in a boxcar, rattling around. Doing a little here and a little there. Making lists in my head, but none of them have to do with housework. My list goes like this:
Buy a recliner. How am I going to be expected to lay flat after a double mastectomy with a reconstruction?
Install a dog door. 4 dogs, 'nuff said.
Find a cleaning woman to help during my recovery. See above.
Buy men's drawstring pajama bottoms and button front men's shirts. Only men's have pockets, I don't know why. I also need camisole with built in bras. I read that they are helpful in holding the drains.
Find an adoptive home for Martin. He hates being with other dogs and I won't be able to referee when he stages a throw down. I also won't be able to clean up after him when he leaves a steaming, vengeful pile in the corner.
Teach my husband to pay the bills.
Put together an organizational system for my medical related paperwork, medication logs, etc. Maybe a large binder.
Teach Rachel to drive. She might be able to get her license in April and that would help alot.
Look at breasts. Pick out a pair.
Purchase a bunch of pillows. I hear the buckwheat hull type are good for propping your arms.
Make sure we are stocked with supplies for bandaging.
Learn about drains and post operative care.
Designate a photographer
Make an appointment at MD Anderson
Clean the house...