I've run into a major obstacle in getting my book finished, but I think I may be able to pull it off if I do some late nights...possibly.
I woke up at 7a.m this morning and my husband informs me a realtor is coming at 9 a.m. Yikes. Would anyone have a problem with that short notice? Well, I would. I did, in fact. So I am running around picking up clutter (at least the out of proportional clutter). I had cleaned somewhat over the weekend, so there wasn't sticky black spots on my kitchen floor, or popcorn in the carpet. This was just the downstairs though.
I've had extra kids at my house the past few days, so I haven't gone upstairs to see how all the teens were faring in the upper chambers. As I took the realtor upstairs, I cringed at the chip bags on the floor, crumbs in the carpet, and bodies spread over the gameroom. There were dirty dishes everywhere and clothes and shoes strewn about.
The sad thing is that I am not a good housekeeper and so the kids rooms are...a mess. My daughter is pretty good, but well, the house is less than to be expected from a woman who should know better. It is embarrassing, but it is my fault. I'm not a slave driver and probably should be.
Sooooooo, all that to say is, the house is going up on the market this weekend. And I have alot to do. When I say alot, I mean A L O T !!!! I was told things needed to be boxed up and stored away, pictures taken down (nothing personal, you know), and basically a straight, clean house.
And here I am thinking I have all week to get this book finished. Riiiggghhht. I am still going to try, but it won't be easy for me, as I am not a fast writer.
Now, if I DO get this book finished, it will be a bigger celebration than I originally thought and will deserve something pretty fantastic as a reward. I know, I know, a clean, uncluttered house should be reward enough, but nope, I was thinking like a bowl of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. :)