And my niece just texted me to ask if she and her family could come stay this week.
On the plus side, I was honest with her. On the negative side, I think I've hurt her feelings. (She's never seen my house. I did try to describe it, but I'm not sure she quite believed me.) I temporized by saying that work would probably ease up by the end of the week, if she wanted to come by then.
So I might have to play hostess at the end of the week, when hopefully things will be less hectic. Which means I have to take time to clean the house, get in groceries, mow the lawn, trim the borders, and still work 15+ hours... oh all right. I'm whining. I know I'm whining. I should get a more reasonable job or find a way to explain things more clearly to my family in a way that does not hurt their feelings. Or become a tougher person.
Somehow, I will get through this week.
|Monday||15 minutes cleaning||Y||15 minutes gardening||y||15 minutes gardening||Y|
|Tuesday||15 minutes cleaning||N||15 minutes gardening||N||15 minutes gardening||N|
|Wednesday||15 minutes cleaning||Y||15 minutes gardening||N||15 minutes gardening||N|
|Thursday||15 minutes cleaning||N||15 minutes gardening||Y||15 minutes gardening||N|
|Friday||15 minutes cleaning||N||15 minutes gardening||N||15 minutes gardening||N|
Well, I knew it would be brutal. But at least it's over. Next week will surely be easier. I hope.