I've developed a new bad habit. Actually, I'm not even sure I can call it that. You decide....
We homeschool our kids, so life has gotten busier in the last few weeks since school began. Gone are the lazy days of summer (Ha! As if....). We're back to business (or should I say busyness?). While I would like to tell you how organized and efficient I am as a wife and mom, I'd be lying. I am the type of person that works better from a list - but most days I can't even find it! Lately I've been known to have 3 or 4 partial lists, because I've misplaced the previous ones! This is so frustrating! I'm not really sure how it happens.....it just does. (That sounded so much like my ten year old son!) My husband thinks I'm crazy. Oh, he doesn't say it, but the look on his face says it all. It's not uncommon for him to be going through the mail or a book and find one of my lists - from weeks or even months prior! No kidding!
Recently I've added a new bad habit, though. My laundry room is all the way in the back of my house. Out of the way, which is good.....and bad. My laundry routine lately is to:
1. Take the clothes out of the dryer and put them in a basket.
2. Put the clothes from the washer into the dryer and start the dryer.
3. Start the water in the washer along with a capful of liquid detergent (so that the detergent is dilluted by the time I get the clothes into the washer.)
4. Leave laundry room with intentions of collecting dirty clothes from our bedrooms.
5. Bring basket of clothes from the dryer into the living room to fold, then put away.
6. Forget all about the fact that the washing machine is filling up and proceed with other duties.
7. Go to sleep and wake up. Begin again at #1 - only to realize the soapy water has been sitting in my washing machine overnight!
Ewww! There is no way I am washing clothes in that water! I am wasting so much water......and soap! I'm trying to remember to take a basket of clothes with me when I first go to the laundry room - but I'm finding it hard to change my ways! Am I going crazy? Please tell me I'm not the only one that's this forgetful!