At the end of the day, I always seem to look around the house and think, “Why didn’t I get more done?” My kitchen counters become cluttered with library books, preschool papers, bills and canned goods. My living room overflows with board books, pillows and wooden puzzle pieces. My bed is piled with clean but unfolded laundry.

Today was no different. I started the day helping Lily take a shower and coaxing Emmy through constipation. (She pooped on the potty!) Then it was off to drop Lily off at preschool while Margaretha and I went to a MOPS steering committee meeting. After lunch, the girls and I went outside, and I shoveled the driveway with their “help.” (It’s a miracle I managed to clear the whole driveway!) After a small snack, my neighbor called and asked me to babysit her one-year old, which I love doing. Soon after, it was time for Lily’s ballet class and dinner. Bedtime for the girls, and a couple of TV shows later, I’m ready for bed.

The kitchen counter is still covered with clutter, the living room is picked up, kind of, and the laundry is back in the laundry basket, unfolded.

It’s been a pretty satisfactory day.

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7 Replies to “Clutter”

  1. Ironically, I thought about clutter today when I looked at my counter…it was just clutter-free two days ago and now it is full of clutter again! I can't understand how this happens…hmph…

  2. My house is a mess. I've been working on my tree and have been taking out other bins of decorations so I haven't cleaned the house at all for over a week!I am sure your house looks better.

  3. It's hard to stay on top of everything. Our surfaces stay clutter free for about two seconds after I tidy up. Right now, it's art, books, sweaters, caulking, a thermometer, tiny cars and that's just what I can see. But keeping busy is good. Clutter can wait. 😉

  4. Sounds like my house (with out the shoveling). Glad to know I'm not the only 1 who moves the laundry back to the basket at bedtime ;D

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