Thursday, August 13, 2009

Motivation, Accountability, Whatever You Call It

I'm struggling with the mess around here.

I am unmotivated to clean it up.

There's too much to do.

Cleaning is boring.

But, it must be done.

So, here is the ugly truth.

I'm hoping the promise of "after" pictures will get me into gear.

I know I'm not alone.

I'm letting this ugly out in the open so it can be exposed for what it is.

Then, perhaps, I can take some pretty pictures of our new house with its fresh paint.

Without further adieu, I present my mess.

The sunroom was attacked by a sewing monster.

The kitchen counter is full of dishes.

Bills, paper clutter, ugh.
And, to comfort your seared eyes, here is the rag rug that I made. I really like it. If you can do a simple single crochet, you can make one of these.

I didn't use vintage sheets or anything, just fabric scraps I had lying around.


  1. you are brave and unafraid. wanna watch my kids while i clean your house? i'd do it!

  2. Your mess is beautiful and evidence of lots of love and lived in goodness. Now you can create some evidence of hard work to clean it up! :) I like your rug, how big is it? Is that a bed it's sitting next to?

  3. LOVE the rug! I know how you feel. I'm a neat freak. I can't relax if things aren't picked up, but sometimes with kids I have to let that go. Hope your day is great!


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