Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Today I Mopped: Mustering Motivation When It's In Short Supply

The other day I talked about the January blahs and how I just couldn't get anything done.
Today was the day to change all of that.
The sun was shining and the water was sparkling on the pond out behind the house.

Sunshine just changes everything. Doesn't it?


I started by turning on Crossroads Radio and getting a nice cold Diet Coke.

Great music and a Diet Coke. Now we're on to something!

I took everything out of the kitchen and mopped.
A certain puppy has been leaving prints on my floor.

Put something pretty back on the kitchen table that has been bare since Christmas.



Did a little poofing and organizing, appreciating our blessings as I went along.

Then the man decided he needed hot chocolate.
I told him to get out.
I told him I couldn't be a famous blogger with him in the room making messes.

He had the nerve to laugh out loud and tell me that Bill O'Reilly
 is a famous blogger and I'm a Pinterest princess.

Clearly we don't appreciate the same things.


When he left the room I had to polish the sink again!

Music, Diet Coke, and sunshine.
A recipe for motivation!


Even with the January blahs I'd rather be home than absolutely anywhere.

30 comments:

Jane W said...

Diet Coke and tunes are a great motivational combo!!! Jane

Art @ Home said...

I so agree with you….sunshine changes everything! I like to stay home when it's sunny and get things done…it makes me happy! I like to get out when it's rainy and yucky….

Betty W said...

I have times like that too. Right now I have not done much due to the water problems and have all this energy that I want to get started doing something, but have to wait til water comes back on.

Deserae said...

Sunshine and diet coke.....the perfect combination :o) Love that silver try above your range....gorgeous!!!
~Des

Art and Sand said...

Sunshine makes everything easier.

Music . . . diet Snapple . . . the windows thrown open to the sun . . . those are my motivators.

Blondie's Journal said...

I so feel your pain but I think I need more than sun!!

I love your kitchen. I would keep that guy out, too!

XO,
Jane

Susan Jeffries said...

Yes sunshine fixes most things and that back splash makes my day happier!! I would love to look at that every day! Susan

Kathleen Grace said...

For me, sunshine is the great motivator in winter! I also find that making some lists of things I want to accomplish keeps me focused and makes me more productive:>) Glad you were able to find some motivation, it is in short supply in January /Feb.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Sunshine and Diet Coke...that's a great combination! I've been touching up paint and the door has been cracked for ventilation...a little warmer with the birds chirping in the background, I'm longing for Spring!
Blessings,
Cindy

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I'll give you my address so you can send me muster for motivation! Sunshine does help.

Lisa said...

Good for you, Stacey! But I think I need more than a Diet Coke to get me motivated.LOL! Don't kids and husbands alway seem to wander into the room you're cleaning? Why is that?

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

The first thing I heard when I turned on the tv this morning was the weather man saying "blue skies all day long." That definitely made me smile. I agree...I'd rather be home than anywhere. By the way, I love that silver tray above your stove. It's beautiful!

Angela Ryder said...

I love reading your posts!! I, too, have found it very tough to get motivated!!! I'm going right now to get me a diet coke!!~~Ang

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I have some projects that I am working on so my motivation has gotten a little better..lol

Nothing like a nice shiny clean kitchen!

April said...

I think we're all in need of a little sunshine...and Diet Coke sure doesn't hurt, either! Everything looks so spiffy in your home, Stacey!

Laurie Ritchey said...

"Pinterest Princess" - I hope my husband doesn't hear that term. I might become his new name for me! I love the silver tray above your stove top, and I also love your backsplash. I'm wondering if I've ever seen pix of your kitchen in this house. It looks so pretty. laurie

Happy@Home said...

Sunshine certainly is a great motivator at this time of year. Your kitchen looks so bright and cheery.

The Gathering Place said...

It sounds like a great start to ending the winter doldrums. I love to clean when I'm home alone-so no one comes along behind me and makes messes. Yeah for some sunshine!

Sonia said...

Looks wonderful! So that's what I have...the January blahs...glad I'm not the only one! Glad you are back poofing the pillows and that you are enjoying your home! All is right with the world!
Miss Bloomers

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the sunshine I guess it does give you more energy") I love the tray too. I rather be home than anywhere too!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I've had the blahs since winter hit! This, too, shall pass thank goodness! Love your grateful sign and your kitchen looks gorgeous (my dream white kitchen). Now I've been shamed (in a good way) into getting some work done around the house:)
xoKathleen

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Music is the great motivator! Love your silver tray over your stove. So pretty!

Olive said...

That's a great attitude. I do not think of O'Reilly as a blogger.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Sunshine definitely makes a difference. Even if it's freezing cold - I'm ok as long as sun shines.

Mary said...

I get those January blahs too, and sunshine and music make a huge difference! Your kitchen looks beautiful!

nannykim said...

Yes, yes and double yes---I love being home! A pinterest princess? oh yes, I think that is a neat name! ha! Just had to tell you that my brother's name is Stacey. My Mom named each of her kids a name that could be used for a boy or a girl. Stacey, Kim , and Chris---I thought it was a good idea for the days when you didn't know what you were going to have ;-).

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

We are on the same page / I am a homebody at heart as well :)

Laura Lane said...

I loved this post so much, I read it aloud, with attitude to my children. We all laughed. At your husband of course. Never at you. ~smile~

Blessings to you whether you're a famous blogger or a Pinterest Princess, your man's obviously smitten with you.

Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Just a little something from Judy said...

You add beauty to everything you touch! I enjoy my blog visits here, and always leave inspired. Must tell you though, there are no windows open in this house. We have a -10 wind chill.

Kathy Olson said...

I've come to the conclusion that you and I have similar tastes. I really like the tray over your range. And I would rather be home than anyplace else, too.