I did it! It was hard, but I made it and I saw wonderful things happen this week. I was only late getting dinner on the table twice but they were both very difficult days where I would normally order out and I didn't.
It took me 2 days to get my bedroom clean but I kept it clean every day after that. I did a major deep clean those first two days and got rid of much junkage (read: I cleaned out my underwear drawers and excess clothing. If only Cookie didn't read this blog I would tell you the many funny findings of my unmentionables. Maybe it's a good thing I let her read this blog, it prevents me from sharing toooo much).
My couch is still free from laundry and my laundry is staying caught up as a result which means we've had no sock crises this week. HALLELUJAH!
And I starved myself of the computer by only turning it on for 3 hours everyday. This would have sent me into withdrawal and shock if it hadn't been for the mini fixes I was able to get with my awesome phone (Mr. Hot spoiled me with a T-Mobil G1 for Christmas. LOOOOVE it!)
I did it. And the best part of it all is that for the first time in a long time I went almost an entire week without having that awful feeling of "Someone should fire me, I'm so bad at this Mom business." It was great!
And now I am very ready for a change. I'm tossing out all these goals (hoping I will still do them out of habit) and going for something different but extreme for me. I've been wracking my brain on this one because it is an odd week with Mr. Hotness home on Monday and the kids only having 2 1/2 days of school. But this is what I've come up with:
For Just One Week I will take my kids somewhere fun every day. This could be a park, a museum, a McDonald's Playplace, the Library, etc. I owe them big time after hermitizing myself after the baby. The work and effort this goal is going to require gives me nervous chills (eeeeek). I will also not play any games on my new awesome super cool G1 phone for the whole week. It is an amazing piece of technology and I need to use it for more than just a really cool amazing handheld arcade game system. AND, I will also spend 10 minutes everyday cleaning in the office (office is a much nicer name than the stash-dump-shove-junk-room).
So,who out there is brave enough, tough enough, crazy enough to jump outside the comfort zone For Just One Week?