What exacerbates my anxiety? Dirty sinks.
We have asked our housekeeper to not come can clean as she used to. (But we still pay her.) So the housecleaning gets done piecemeal and at random times. Mostly the linens get their regular weekly wash on the weekends and the trash and cat boxes are emptied with great regularity. But cleaning the floors, cleaning the bathrooms and dusting all over and are much more random.
I have the fastest trigger on dirty sinks. We have two sinks in our main bathroom. Harper uses one and Kurt and I use the other, mainly. Harper is not great with rinsing out her sink and since I don't have to use hers, I generally ignore it. But this week my anxiety has been rising and looking at her sink just make me TENSE. And I don't need tense. So in the middle of an already busy day I spent 7 minutes cleaning the bathroom sinks. The picture doesn't do the messiness justice, but oh the heavenly feeling of clean sinks and counter tops. I was going to do the mirrors too, but I forgot. That's how tense I was. Tense.
One thing we got off our plates was voting. I had mine done, signed and sealed before Kurt so I hopped on my bike and dropped it off. Kurt went later and did same.
Then we both got our confirmations a few days later. Kurt's came a couple days after mine so he was concerned, called the hotline and was told to wait a little while longer. Then it came. Hooray! We voted!
We had a big Halloween event which I will do a separate post for. Harper was so happy to have an adventure.
My other big event for the week was Going To Costco! I haven't been since before lockdown, but I hardly ever went before then. Maybe a couple times a year. Funny how when it was just Kurt and me, we went a lot more often and bought...what did we buy? Pasta? Olive oil? Cheese? Random sh*t we didn't need? Anyway, I did the super practical big shop:
Scenes from around the house this week:
School lunch time (I love that Harper reads while she eats):
Also in school they played MadLibs so then Harper dug out our MadLibs book and went to town with me and Kurt and with Grace on Facetime!
Grace also sent a funny little halloween gift and a puzzle card. Harper had a good time putting it together!
A friend was feeling blue, so Harper helped me with a card to make her feel better.
After her Halloween adventure she made this on Kurt's nightstand. A gift with RULES.
Also there is a video game called Peace Island that is being slowly worked on. It's about cats and Harper asks about it from time to time. I look forward to playing it.
Cats of course.
As for me, I put on a brave face.
It's days away. Then a whole new SOMETHING will come into fruition. What will it be?