Chaos has descended on my home this year. Recently I took a quiz that asked me if I liked where I live and I answered "not really." I am surprised by this truth. We have a nice house. We have nice neighbors. We're in a cute suburban area that fits us with everything we need in close proximity and our kids are in great schools. So, what is my problem?
I have no goals for myself anymore other than the things I feel like I must do just to function on a daily basis- make beds, do one load of laundry and keep up with the dishes. Everything else- Everything is in utter chaos and the worse it gets the more discouraged I get. And this chaos is terrible for everyone- including my pets, one or two of which have started using the toy room and foyer as their personal litter box.
So, I can't concentrate on doing frugal things right now other than doing the things that come automatically to me anyway: Use coupons for what we buy anyway, buy generic, and use what we have up before we replace it. You won't be hearing about a fabulous new bread recipe, coupon, or craft that I've discovered because I am starting from scratch again.
Tomorrow my most likely candidate for the litter box issue is going to the vet for a check up and to get shots. He's getting a collar with a tag and a chance to rediscover the wild outdoors of our backyard. I think he'll like being an in/out kitty.
Right now I've got laundry and dishes to do and then I'm going to go pick up in the cat pee problem areas and see what needs to be scrubbed up. Sigh.
If you don't hear from me for awhile it's because I'm busy climbing out of chaos. To hopefully emerge happier in a a home that we all enjoy.