So, I was going to name this success or failure, and ask everyone if they felt I failed, but then decided that only I can make this determination. I am my own boss at this! Today I hit a bump in the road.
I've been doing very well...putting things away, finishing my tasks....
So, last night I ran the dishwasher before I went to bed. Now dishes are a real problem in my family. I feel, I work full time just like everyone else either works or goes to school, so why are the dishes expected to be my responsibility? I leave the house before everyone else, and I certainly do not feel that I should have to come home to dirty breakfast dishes in the sink. - We have a dishwasher after all. All you have to do is rinse them and put them in it....I will run it when it's full and empty it!.....now I will digress here to a comment....My household was established in Nov. 1998....14 years ago. My hubby claims he cannot empty the dishwasher because he doesn't know where everything goes.....really, did I mention 14 YEARS! I'm not one of those who constantly move stuff either....it has been this way for 14 YEARS!
But, baby steps....let's just get them out of the sink and into the unit!
So, if I want them to put the dirties in the DW, I must make sure there are never clean dishes in it, thus done by emptying it as soon as possible (for those of you who don't suffer from my lack of follow through this may sound like a no brainer to you, but it's not for me :-). So this AM, even though I woke up 15 min. late, I empty the DW. Here's the problem...in the unit was a Christmas bowl that I had left / picked up at my niece's. Somewhere in the back of the cabinet is the box for this bowl. Now this would require me to take everything out of the cabinet - it's one of those corner ones and I keep this kind of thing in the far back as I only use once a year. There is NO WAY I can dig for this box, put away this bowl, put everything back in the cabinet and still get to work on time! So the bowl is sitting on the counter top :-)
You may be thinking....why would you even consider that a failure....well, as I am picking up my stuff to leave for work, there on the kitchen table...you are so going to say ewe....is the basket full of clean laundry that I was taking to my room to fold last night....wonder what distracted me that it was left on the table...LOL
So, tonight after I get home, my two goals are to put that bowl away, and fold the laundry. Darn I had already crossed laundry off my list.....ha ha that's ok it was on there twice....Now I know why!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and I did get to work on time :-)