It’s been a busy day today juggling home and work life and trying to get ourselves into a new routine. Like most of us around the world at the moment, we are all contained within our homes for the foreseeable future and we have to make the most of it. I think we’re doing a good job as a family so far.
My decluttering challenge continues although it has felt like I’ve been taking a few steps back over the last few days; I’m not getting the quiet and focused pockets of time to do it. So, today I didn’t worry about all that, as I’m confident that a new pattern will emerge. I ignored the mess piling up around me and picked just a small new decluttering job – cleaning and sorting out the pans drawer.
Just after loading the dishwasher (for about the third or fourth time today – I lost count) I took everything out of the pans drawer, wiped out the dirt etc., and placed the clean pans back. It’s amazing how little steps forward can make such a difference to how you feel. There’s something very nice and satisfying about tidying a ‘new’ area rather than the ‘same old, same old’.
My husband loves to cook but never has much energy to do this after a day in the office (and I usually complain about having to clear up after him anyway 😊). The last two days, he’s cooked some delicious meals. Even though he’s working from home all day, he hasn’t got the long and tiring journey. Yesterday he made slow roast beef and roast potatoes and today we had honey and mustard chicken with egg fried rice.
Apart from the dinner, what I loved most about today is that we all sat around the dining room table after dinner with a tub of Haagen Dazs ice cream each. We actually talked and laughed together as a family with no other distractions. Everyone seemed relaxed.
No work this weekend and no going out, therefore, lots of time for getting the main areas of the house organised again. I am also looking forward to doing some more decluttering.
We might even play a few board games!
It is funny how we all get busy with the daily-ness of life that we forget how to be with one another and enjoy eachothers company.
Yes, I totally agree. I think that everyone is going to find different ways of doing things now and hopefully find the positives in that.