Today’s challenge on 30 Days of Lists is to list chores I actually enjoy.
My answer is:
I used to enjoy baking, but a) my husband dislikes homemade bread, especially for his sandwiches; b) my daughter didn’t care either and c) I can’t eat much of any baked goods, especially if I want to keep my weight down.
I enjoy the end result from cleaning the house, but bitterly resent it while I’m doing it.
Cooking, groceries, laundry, and vacuuming are all so transitory. I make a big sacrifice of my time to get them done and as soon as I finish, they’re already unraveling. It’s the same thing with yard work, picking up dog poop, and paying the bills. It never gets finished and it never stays finished.
Chores soak up time, take away from fun and passions, and give very little in return.
So ends my rant for today. And my comment about yard work never staying finished? It for sure doesn’t stay finished when a beagle decides there’s a mole to be found.
[Later note – a few weeks after this, I actually cleaned the house as part of nurturing my creativity. What a strange change in events! You can read about it here.]
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