But then why did it take me so long to figure it out? Well, I suppose I have always known it but just never really put it into practice.
I'm talking about productivity.
This week I have majorly cut down on my computer and TV time and have turned very domestic. And get this -- I have loved every minute of it! I'm definitely more tired at the end of the day, but I feel so good about my accomplishments.
I have had rare days here and there over the years of course...but I don't remember ever having such a solid week. And I also don't remember ever feeling this good about myself; about my role as home-maker. That's the kicker of this whole thing. The part that's not rocket science -- being busy and getting things done feels good. I don't know why I have fought it for so long.
This week I have been doing all of my Christmas baking -- even trying things that I myself have never made (like butter tarts, which Les usually makes). I also have been making good meals every night for supper...and not just my fall-backs like taco salad or quesadilas. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with those meals -- but this week I cooked things up like perogies and farmer sausage, chicken & potatoes and...tonight I made lasagna for the very first time, acompanied with the required caesar salad and garlic toast. And to top everything off, I have also been very diligent at cleaning up the kitchen after my many messes.
I end the days exhausted and I can hardly wait till the girls are in bed and I can just r-e-l-a-x and put my feet up. But the feeling I have when I look back on my day and realize exactly what I have all accomplished...it's enough to get me going again the next morning.
I just hope this doesn't come to a screaching halt before I can make it a habit.