Yesterday I woke up late and got cleaning right off. The bathroom was first followed by my first load of laundry. When DH woke up we went to breakfast together and then I went to get my hair cut. I went right to work for a few hours to make up for a sick day this week then home to clean.... so I have decided-
October 7th is officially my annual new clean like a mad woman day. A year ago I was preping for our home study visit. I did not clean on the 7th last year but rather in the week prior. Today's accomplishments- Laundry washed/folded- check, sheets changed- check, bathroom/kitchen cleaned- check, house vacuumed- check, floors mopped- check, dishes washed/put away- check, shower curtain washed and back to new- check, pets brushed, and summer clothes swapped with winter clothes. By no means is this close to the list I accomplished last year but the house feels good.
I know its not the best way to cope with feeling sad- but its something I have control over. I can keep my home clean I can't make a baby show up. There are worse ways to cope with sadness and stress.