Oh, my! I had one of those nights last night and this is what I woke up to this morning
Ack! The worst part is that it was my dumb mistake that caused it! But the best part (yes, I do try to find the joy in the everyday) was that my kitchen was already clean before this happened. I had done the dishes, had a load washing in the dishwasher, some drying on the dish pads, the counters were clean, the floor was swept. Heck, even the living room was tidy from a 5 minute pass through.
So as bad as the mess was (and it was), it only took a short amount of time to get it cleaned up. And we had clean dishes in the dishwasher and coffee in the coffee maker. While the coffee brewed I started a load of laundry and tidied up the cabinet, washed out the sinks and the buckets and the containers that held all that yucky mess. And then I had a cup of coffee (which in this house makes everything better!)
If this had been three weeks ago when we started this journey the mess would have been so big, I would have been discouraged from trying to clean it up all at once and it would have likely sat for a little while longer. See, there has been change in this homemaker. You might say I am more hopeful!
What has this challenge done for you as a homemaker? What happens when life hands you a big mess in your kitchen at 10 o’clock at night?