And I'd be lying if I said mine wasn't lost for a good
I'm trying to work on simplifying. We are in our 2nd week of Meal Planning and Assigned Cooking Days over here, and so far we've learned that for two people, even two people who love to eat, we make way too much food. So this week we are simplifying things and having set "leftovers" nights.
We are also hoping to simplify the house. There is so much clutter and unfinished projects that I'm surprised I'm functioning, quite honestly. I even contacted a Personal Organizer on a whim one night, but it irks me that I should be able to do this myself. Along with the cleaning... but in that regard, I am thisclose to hiring a cleaning lady. I've struggled with the decision because, again, it bothers me- I feel like I should be able to do all of this. But a lot of that perspective is based on my upbringing, with a mother who kept impeccable house... and didn't work outside of it.
So, I'm going to swallow my pride and just do it. Get organized. Get cleaned. STAY organized and clean. When the clutter and mess is under control, I know I will be better able to focus on what is important. With all of these daily distractions, I find myself fixating on what isn't: what isn't getting done, what isn't happening in our lives, what isn't going to be... and that's a nasty spiral.
Focus. Before Lent is through, I'll get there...