Just a little catch up time and thinking out loud today...
Home - Since we've been living in our new home it's been more about finishing projects, finding how I like things set up, moving things around, organizing and then changing it all again until I find what works best for us. I've just been keeping up with the general cleaning as I go. Last Saturday I realized that even with the house clutter free and minimalist it really needed a good top to bottom deep cleaning. I came to realize after working full speed from 7am until after 7pm that it's almost impossible to do a full deep cleaning here in one day. I love my stone flooring throughout the house, but ever try vacuuming and mopping almost 3000 square feet of flooring? How about taking down curtains to wash that are hung 12 feet high? I need to come up with a rotating schedule for the heavy cleaning instead of waiting until it really needs it. I will also add that having three inside kitties adds a whole other side to cleaning!
Work - I have been so buried at work lately. It goes beyond a full plate, it's a whole freaking table and it's stacked to the ceiling! My desk has been piled so high that I'm surprised anyone can see me sitting there. So what do I do in the middle of it all? I interview for the job I've been filling in for that has me so buried - too late to turn back now. Only someone who is not quite right would go for this job after having a six month trial to see what it's really all about. All the additional work, stress, and responsibility definitely isn't worth the extra money it pays. I guess it comes down to my love of a good challenge - it's either that or maybe I've really lost my mind.
Rental House - Thanks for all the decorating ideas and suggestions for the beach house. I now have someone renting there through the summer just as it is, no need for decorating until later. This works well for me and gives me time to get other things in order before having to worry about it. I was also able to keep my large converted two car garage storage area there. That was going to be a big problem to try to get everything out and deal with it in such a short time - now we have months instead of days to deal with it. It's a relief.
Blogging World - I want to invite everyone over to my food blog Seaside Simplicity for a Super Bowl party. I've been on blog break there since I started blogging here at Minimalist in the Making, but can't resist a good Super Bowl party. Stop by to get some great ideas for your party and add your recipes to the link up too!
Health and Fitness - February is the month I call pre-training time. It's a time I start really focusing on healthy habits (some that I have let slide more than a bit lately) in preparation for going all out during March and April. Think about joining me - start stretching, walking, and paying attention to what you are eating. I will fill you in with more details soon!
Right Now - It's another beautiful, bright, sunny, and breezy Florida day - 78 degrees and perfect! I have the windows and doors wide open. I'm spending my day today catching up on cleaning, laundry, and some blogging in between. I also have bills and paperwork to do, a car to clean out and wash, hair to highlight, and a dog to bathe. I am planning a 5 mile walk with intervals this afternoon, and I'm hoping to find time for some contemplation this evening. I feel like I've been flying by the seat of my pants lately. I desperately need sometime to think, plan, rest, and let my mind catch up with everything that's been going on in my world.
What's been going on with you?