All my Internet surfing while in my summer funk wasn't for nothing. I did find this awesome cleaning list via a Pinterest link to a blog called The Fun, Cheap or Free Queen. I printed it out and have been following it for the last two days. So far, I like it.
I've even gotten my kids in on it. Yesterday was "surfaces" day, so everyone's chores involved cleaning some type of surface. We dusted, cleaned windows and washed a few grubby looking walls. (Carol, you'll be happy to know that I took your advice and played games with the boys yesterday. After chores, we played Perfection and a Spiderman memory game.)
Today is "organize/clean something out day". I've got a kitchen drawer and cupboard that will both get cleaned later.
Of course, we still do all our regular daily chores: dishes, sweeping, laundry, etc. But, this seems like a good way to schedule the bigger jobs.
On a bright note, my fog seems to be lifting pretty easily this year. It helps that I'm working on writing 32 articles for Holidays Central this month. Having paying work to do makes me feel better about myself and about life in general. Here's a fun article I wrote that went live a day or two ago:
Fun with Chalkboard Paint
I know we all get in those little funks now and again. It's part of being human. What do you do to pull yourself out of them?