This is what happens when you are a Field Traveler's Wife. I'm unsure, however, if it is just me who allows things to get to this kind of state or if it runs true for all FTW's. All I know is this is actually the current state of the corner of our bedroom.
David was home all last week. When he's home, it's otherwise known as vacation. I forgo being a responsible wife and let things pile up (literally). I figure that while he's here, we should just enjoy each other's company and let the other stuff wait until later. Wait until he's gone again. Wait until I have nothing to do and then I'll have something to keep me busy. But that doesn't seem to really happen... Ever.
I will say though, that pile of laundry is a couple weeks worth. I tell myself I'll wait until he's gone to do it, but when he's gone I tell myself I'll wait until he's home so we can share the normalcy of doing laundry one night. We can share in a chore like a normal couple would do together. Unfortunately when he comes home that's not exactly what my travelling husband is looking forward to after being on the road. Laundry! Woo hoo! What the heck was I thinking?! :) Well that was the weird cycle of thoughts going through my head that led to this awful pile in the corner.
It's just that there are so many other things I'd rather do. Like going for a run at the park across the street.
Or taking my camera and putting it on the "sunset" setting to capture the Oregon sky. I mean seriously, a girl's gotta take advantage of an evening without rain!
I will say, however, I have been consistent in making the bed. Every day! And when David is home, he helps me. He says he wants to help me be successful in my goal. I thought that was cute. Now I just need to figure out how to accessorize the stark, empty walls in our bedroom. Like with a mirror. Or some pictures. I'll get some inspiration from the Nester. :)
He comes home tomorrow and is bringing one of his fabulous Service Managers from Alaska over to our house for dessert. He wants me to make chocolate souffle. Let's just say it better turn out much better than the last time I made chocolate souffle for guests.
That being said, I should probably get started on all that laundry. Then again, he does come home tomorrow and maybe we could do it together.... :)
What kinds of things distract you from getting things done?