Today was a good day. I found my equilibrium after freaking out, despite a sincere desire not to, over this month's finances. But, as usual, it's all working out. So today was extraordinarily pleasant. Easy work. Arranged my son's birthday party (bowling).
My daughter will be home tomorrow, along with my Mom and my youngest niece. My niece and my Mom are only staying two nights. I wish it was a little bit longer, but realistically I can't afford to feed them. So really it is all working out.
The week after next, I'll start to have more breathing room at last. In the meantime, cleaning is free, and the kids' room looks awesome after The Great Purge. I just have the bookshelves to do. That one's going to hurt. No more Good Night Moon or Snowmen at Night. Frowny face! My babies are growing up.
I cleaned until 10pm, then took forever to wind down. In addition to finalizing the kids' room, I also scrubbed the bathrooms and kitchen and vacuumed the entire house. I prefer welcoming guests into a sparkling clean house. Though frequent visitors have to take their chances. I will usually wipe down the bathroom sinks at least, and put out a clean hand-towel. Even my casual entertaining has its standards.
I felt really good all today. Though I hit a wall around 6:15 and knew my work for the day was done. I'm happy to rest now, and prepare for tomorrow and all the possibilities it will bring.