Is there a 12-step program for this?

Today, I spent my whole day in my bedroom — cleaning. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be such a big deal. Everyone cleans their bedrooms, right? For four hours?!?!

No, what I did today could only be described in one word: sick.

Don’t believe me?

Exhibit A: I dusted all my furniture, including my oscillating fan!
Exhibit B: I went through both DH and my bedside tables, organizing them.
Exhibit C: I cleaned under my bed and vacuumed.
Exhibit D: I cleaned out my closet and vacuumed it, too.

All of this sounds pretty ‘normal’, right? I saved the best for last:

Exhibit E: I color coordinated the clothes in the closet and the empty coat hangers!

I really need help! I never clean this thoroughly. I’m not exactly a bad housekeeper, but I do what needs to be done and pretty much let the rest go. After all, housework is one of those tasks that, in my opinion, is a fruitless waste of time. Don’t get me wrong — keeping a clean house is important — but let’s be honest — there is always something to do!

Okay…being completely honest with myself, I’m a so-so housekeeper at best. After all, my dear, sweet hard-working husband didn’t have any clean underwear in his drawer this morning when he was getting ready for work! I ask you, what kind of wife does that make me? (In my defense, I did ask DH to please tell me when he’s getting low so I can be sure to throw a load in if I haven’t gotten around to doing it yet. DH’s response was something to the effect of, “I just need to get off my butt and do it myself.” Maybe — but I’m going to buy some more underwear for DH next paycheck to give me a little bit of laundry wiggle room.)


2 thoughts on “Is there a 12-step program for this?

  1. Hiyas,

    We had a cleaning weekend last weekend. And my mom made the comment to me, “when you get on a roll cleaning you just keep on going”. As I tidies up the living room, went through all of Emmi’s toys and packed away tys she is too old for or doesn’t play with anymore, I cleaned the bathroom from top to bottom, and I cleaned our bedroom, including going through the clothes and getting stuff together to give to goodwill, and I did all the usual laundry and cooking I do anyway. So yeah, I can so understand what happened there, lol. It has happened to me too, lol.

    But don’t you feel really good when your done and everything just looks so nice and organized (even though you know it won’t stay that way, LOL)

    Take care,


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