“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
It’s a beautiful weekend here in the Lou, and we’re taking full advantage of it…by staying in the house and doing some Fall cleaning. Between the bookstore and assorted weekend plans, it’s been so long since I’ve been home for an entire weekend that I’m having to pinch myself at how wonderful it feels.
We’ve worked hard this morning – doing tons of laundry, cleaning bathrooms, fixing a dishwasher, and conducting our seasonal toy audit. We’re now taking a break for lunch and, in between trips to Goodwill this afternoon, will spend most of our time in the basement picking up and putting stuff away (it’s a mess down there). If we really get ambitious, we might even tackle the attic because we’re nuts like that.
I love days like this – it’s what at least one Saturday a season needs to be for us to stay on top of things. For better or worse, Megan and I each have a fierce “manic” side to our personalities that kicks in when necessary; unfortunately, landing on that same page of “necessary” at the same time rarely happens, which can be frustrating for both of us in dealing with each other.
Today, however, has been a day of synchronicity, and we’ve gained strength from each other’s mania; mine tends to manifest itself in a obsessive-compulsive, perfectionistic way, while hers tends toward a more what’s-in-front-of-me-now, just-get-it-done focus. Thankfully, we made a “big picture” list last night, so we’re not getting bogged down in the details, but instead are making some serious progress on the house.
We’re around this afternoon, so feel free to stop by and check our progress…just bring your own cleaning supplies.
Back to work…