It’s funny. Between my website, my gallery journal, my twitter account, my personal and public facebook pages and my youtube channel… I can never decide where I should talk about things. It would be really nice if I could just say it once and have it magically appear everywhere else. Oh well.
Anyway, the long and short of this particular post is that I need to set some ground rules for myself. Yup, after more than 40 years of laissez-faire living, I need to buckle down. 😀 There’s a certain irony in that, I suppose. Of course, I’m fond of spouting these things in a half-assed as manner as they occur to me. It’s sort of a free-thought experiment in self-dictatorship. “So what brought this on?” Taking a look around my house, I realized it’s a freaking disaster area that I’m always having to pre-apologize for. Further, I’m always complaining about those pesky 70-ish pounds I need to lose. Oh, and there are all those projects I want to work on, but never get around to because I keep distracting myself with other, shinier things. 🙂
A great life when you’re retired and financially stable. I look forward to returning to it some day.
In the meantime, let’s start with a simple rule for myself:
1. Effective every Monday, all dishes must be washed, the kitchen cleaned, all food items out of the office and living room and all recycling must be in the recycling bin in the garage.
Why Monday? Because my intent is to start doing large scale cooking for myself on Sundays so I can prepare some decent meals for myself for the week in advance. That way, whatever is left over is cleaned by the next day. Yes… I’m a day late implementing this rule. I should’ve done it yesterday. Fortunately, I am working from home today so I can catch up on that little discrepancy (in fact, I just took out all the trash and recycling and started a load of dishes about 5 minutes ago).
Ultimately, because I’m weak when it comes to assigning myself my own rules (I’m such a lenient master to myself), I need all the encouragement and pestering I can get to make sure I follow through on these commitments. 🙂 So, if you love, like me, or just think of me as that weird person on the internet, please feel free to poke and praise all you want. I’ll post updates and additional rules as I think of them and slip them into the schedule.