Tuesday, August 18, 2009

31 Days to Clean - Day 13

Today's post was about being overwhelmed. I only feel overwhelmed when the house gets trashed. If I'm behind on dishes with a dirty bathroom and a huge pile of laundry, I start feeling overwhelmed. Thankfully that doesn't happen very often! I try very hard to keep on top of things so that I don't have hours of work to do at one time.

The Day 13 Challenge is about imagining the big picture of what I want our home to be. Right now, the only thing I want is cleanliness. I would love to put up pictures, buy a new couch, and decorate somehow. But there is no money in the budget to improve our home. Our apartment is actually more sparse now than it was six months ago. We have no bookshelves and no tv now!

In order to avoid fostering discontentment, I'm going to skip this challenge. If I can keep our apartment clean, that is good enough for now. But I did make an extra effort to remain on top of our dishes today!


DanniellaAnn said...

It's ok. You're doing awesome keeping your goals of paying off debt on track, even through the jobless times! That's awesome, so what if you have no furniture. ;) The goal is babies, keep it up!

Cassandra said...

True true! The goal is definitely debt pay off and babies!!

Gillian said...

Have you read/heard any of Dave Ramsey's stuff? (if you havn't you might find him very encouraging) One of his quotes goes something like this "Live like no one else now, so you can LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE later!" It's been awesome to read how dedicated you and your husband are to getting and staying out of debt. Good for you!! It'll pay off! You also mentioned in a past post about waiting 'till you could buy quality stuff and doing with out instead of with cheep. Seems very wise to me, in many ways:)