Every once in a while, I get a burst of energy to get some stuff done around my house. We call that “GSD,” for “Gettin’ Shit Done”. This energy burst happens infrequently enough that when it happens I try to roll with it. And, today, document it.
This morning I woke up early to clean the bathrooms. (This is how I start just about every week. Cleaning bathrooms. Something about getting the crappiest job out of the way… Pardon the pun). Then the kids got up and we did a little bit of school together. I had two loads of laundry going and decided to move the party outside so I could hang some of the laundry up on the line. (I do this NOT to save money or save the planet, but because I am so paranoid about locking stains in when I use the dryer. The winters, with the lack of outdoor drying capabilities, are a nerve-racking time for me).
Now this is when things get good. I’m already killing it because it is 10:30 in the morning and I have clean bathrooms and two loads of clean laundry. And I have thrown some education at my kids, making them marginally smarter than they were yesterday. So I can stop right now and I am already waaaaay ahead of my own curve.
But- no! I suddenly get the idea to capitalize on this sunshiney weather and take the screens out of the windows! I wanted to hose them down before I stored them in the attic, and a sunny day is the best day for that. Then it is kind of like “hey, if I am pulling out screens, why not just clean the remaining windows downstairs?”. And that seems like a good idea.
Fast forward three hours and the screens are cleaned and stored in the attic. The windows are sparkly. Can I show you? Behold, before:
I mean- cleaning windows is not my ideal way to spend a Monday, but how about that bang for my buck? It feels very worth it.
The kids had a great time while I worked. The big kids dug up worms and tried to build a habitat for their pet caterpillar. We took a break to watch the tow truck haul our neighbors’ truck away. We ate some applesauce. Chicken lost the caterpillar at the neighbors’ house (Again- sorry about that, Caroline).
It was one of those magical days where everyone is content and so I kept forging ahead with my tasks. I was ready to bail whenever the kids started to unravel, but that never happened. So- victory was mine today.
Has anyone else been GSD today? I always start out strong on Mondays. Watch for the steep decline for the remainder of the week.