cats help with chores

December 26, 2009 at 6:29 pm (cats, domestic life) (, )

I am  sad,  because we  took a video of the cat  enjoying  his  christmas  present ,  but it  didn’t work.  But I  have a picture of  the cat today.   he  has  been very  help ful  with my chores .  First  he showed  me where to  sweep .  (  he approved  of  the piles  by  sitting  in  them)  Then he  helped  me  sort  laundry.

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domestic life

December 22, 2007 at 12:40 pm (domestic life) (, )

I was reading a friends blog this morning (http://daniebob.wordpress.com/) and it got me to thinking about keeping house. Actually, it is something I think about a lot. I like my house to be clean. I like living in an organized space, but organization ( despite my profession ) is not natural to me. I’ve read all kinds of books on organization and keeping house. I’ve learned a lot , but I swear they all take one step into crazy. I read one book that tried to tell me tat being overweight was related to being disorganized. Elsewhere, I was told to wear shoes as part of being dressed for the day. I hate shoes. And someone else wanted me to clean my drains weekly.

Today’s hint: break down the big or overwhelming jobs into the smallest possible components.

I don’t always do that – sometimes the list says clean bathroom, but when I don’t want to do it, I list each part. It takes the same amount of time – but it is easier to deal with in small parts. What is really strange, is that I can trick myself. How does that work?

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