This was me earlier today at work. This was what I was going to go home and do tonight. I was pumped. I was prepped. I would clean All The Things.
And this is me now that I have returned home and poured a glass of wine and remembered I have a day off tomorrow
Yes, once again I have nicked some of the wonderful Ali Brosh’s images to illustrate my point. Please read her full and quite awesome picture essay on Why I Will Never Be an Adult. Ii’s terribly good.
Yes, procrastination is a bitch. So can living on your own be, because there is no one, no one at all to tell you you have to do something or look at you disapprovingly when it is not done. I actually have to INVITE people over in order to get rid of the clutter that has somehow accumulated (How??) over the course of two days.
Despite my mother being an ultra clean, neat and tidy person addicted to hoovering and washing dishes as soon as they are dirty, my sister and I are not. We’d like to be. I’d like to be. But my attitude generally is if I’m the only person that has to put up with it, then I’m not complaining. Until once a week when I freak out and run headfirst into a cleaning frenzy and then congratulate myself for being so totally awesome. I am much neater with other people around, but on my own I figure hey! I have better things to do, such as read The Hairpin, check Facebook, read a novel, watch Downton Abbey. I’ve worked hard today goddamit! I need me some relaxation.
I’d get a cleaner but there’s a certain amount of shame at being a single 30-something woman who needs to employ someone to clean/tidy a One Bedroom Flat. Oh, that and my total middle class white person guilt at having someone clean for me. Because will totally appear as a lazy petulant adult-child who is incapable or unwilling to push a mop around the floor as often as it should really be done.
In other news I’ve finally replaced the lightbulbs because the fix-it fairy didn’t show. Every night I’d flick the switch and be all like “what? Jesus. Why?” and wonder why I’m so useless at getting shit done. But now I sit here at my laptop under glorious energy-saving goodness and I no longer have to shower in the dark. I’m calling that Win. For now.