Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Domination in an Evening

I've had back to back to back of really awful work days. Outside of my co-workers who know what is going on, I haven't really been able to talk to anyone about it. Well it is catching up with me. Monday night I baked brownies in an attempt to BTC ( bake to cope). Last night I watched 1.5 hours of mind numbing trash tv ( whoo teen mom finale!). Then tonight....we cleaned. When I clean past the normal wipe, dust, vacuum, pick-up, you know I am in a bad place. Mentally it makes me feel like I have control over at least the task at hand. Well tonight....I dominated.

Tonight I have:

  • finished and cleaned up after an art project ( this may be the first art project I have completed in years!)
  • Did my laundry
  • Changed the sheets on my bed
  • Vacuumed
  • Picked up the main room
  • Sorted through old magazines
  • Organized all my paperwork for things I need to take care of
  • Laid out my lunch for tomorrow
AND! When I was doing my laundry there was a pile of things someone was getting rid of and there was a little organizer. I hauled it up to my apartment and organized the space under my sink. It went from a dreaded niche of my apartment to organized and pulled together.

The pull out drawer is perfect to store all the things I need periodically.

I also had another IKEA storage bar that I bought months ago to try to reclaim 8 inches of precious counter space. Well BAM! Finally hung and reclaimed counter space is mine!

I'm feeling pretty good about the evening. I also feel a bit better. That control...never fails.


  1. Way to go Girl! I've been in the same "end of Summer Cleaning" mode too - it feels great to finally tackle some of that stuff (it's my coping mechanism too).

  2. I am the exact same way. When I'm feeling overwhelmed with anything, I clean...and clean...and clean. I think it is true that something about being able to control the clean makes tough times seem better. Hope this is a better week!

    xo Lisa

  3. I do the same thing! When life seems overwhelming, I clean...and clean...and clean. It makes me feel {at least a little} better every time. Hope this week is better girl!

    xo Lisa