The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's times like these I wish I was an electrician.

I have a confession to make.  My house is a little messy right now.  Okay, it looks like a bomb went off.  I really try to keep things tidy all the time, but it tends to get this way after my normal four day stretches at work.  I then do a big cleaning overhaul on my day off.

I mention this for several reasons.  First, yesterday was my day off, but I chose not to clean.  Secondly, I chose not to clean because yesterday was my last day off for 8 days.  Sigh.

So, I just inhaled a bagel while I was reading some blogs.  When I finish this post I'm going to peel myself off of the couch & get moving for the day.

Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish before work:

  • Wash the mountain of dishes in the sink.
  • Empty litter boxes.
  • Take out the trash.
  • Sweep & vacuum 
The one thing that's throwing a wrench in that plan is the laundry I need to dry.  It's gray outside & supposed to rain off & on for most of the week, so I can't hand laundry outside.  But we got a brand new washer & dryer delivered last week!  No problem, right?  Wrong.

Apparently there's something wrong with the line running to the dryer outlet.  When the very kind delivery man tried to turn it on, it kept turning itself back off.  So even though I own these brand new appliances, I have to find the time to go to the laundromat dry a few loads.  Great.

I'm trying to keep calm & just accept that it's not all going to get done today, because there's simply not enough time.  Unfortunately, in these situations my OCD gets the best of me.  Wish me luck!


  1. I feel ya on the not wanting to clean on the off days thing. My house is perpetually disgusting, because when you only get 2 days off per month, you damn sure don't want to scrub floors!!

  2. Yuck! I hate the laundromat -- 2 years of it was enough for me! Hope your washer/dryer issues get resolved soon. Too bad there aren't more hours in the day for us to relax, huh? :)