Sunday, July 01, 2007

House cycles


I don't consider cleaning and tidying to be my life's work.

Of course, I like things to BE clean and tidy, but I have to do it. So my house tends to go in cycles - from "Unnaturally Clean and Tidy Because The Kids Are Coming To Stay" through all the varying stages to "I Hope No-one Drops In Because I Would Be Embarrassed" - which is unfortunately the current cycle.

In a week, Cass and Sophie WILL be coming to stay, so a major effort is required. The part of my house where I spend my waking hours is Dining/Living/Sewing/Storage/Studio AND Office space. It's also where the dogs live.

Not surprisingly, it gets rather cluttered. Yes, I've heard of the FlyLady. But that only applies to normal people who aren't working on 6 (or7 or 8)or more creative projects at once. And who need to have things sitting around to inspire them. Or in sight so that they actually get done. Oh well.

So while I get myself sorted, here's a photo I took yesterday of Oamaru - sun and haze after a much-needed night of rain.

5 comments:

kathy said...

"But that only applies to normal people who aren't working on 6 (or7 or 8)or more creative projects at once. And who need to have things sitting around to inspire them. Or in sight so that they actually get done"--Shirley, I so get this!

Janet said...

My house is in the final stage of "I Hope No-one Drops In Because I Would Be Embarrassed"

Suzi-k said...

boy do i relate! By the time the anticipated guests arrive I have had to work so hard at tidying, all i want to do is SLEEP!
Love that watery hazy view!

Lorraine said...

What about the "the house is so cluttered, police would think it's been ransacked" stage? Yup, that's my studio, soul-sister o'mine.

Bird on a wire said...

Must be something in the air, Marion and I have been talking about a 'system'. We'll know by next month if our respective systems work for either of us. I'll let you know.....
Sally