… now if only it would stay this way!
We had friends over last night after going out to dinner (at, you guessed it, Cucina Pazzo), so I had cleaned and "redd up" (as we say in western PA!). I love how it feels just less… oppressive to not have piles of stuff all over the kitchen, dining table, hall desk, etc. And I understand the concept that if I would now just take the couple extra seconds to put stuff away before it lands on all those flat surfaces again, the house could stay this way! I try every time, but then it only takes a couple days of getting home late & tired from work, and having only enough energy to make dinner and leave the mess behind before watching a hockey game [um… or getting online], and then it's a disaster again. Surely, I can do it this time!
I've written it on the Internet now, so maybe that'll keep me to it 🙂
Now to spend some quality time with DH before he heads off tomorrow on his first trip for his new job!
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Oh my gosh. I grew up in Ohio and I haven't heard anybody say "redd up" in years. I wonder where that even came from, anyway.
I so hear you on this. I'm the same way. I feel so good when I get everything neat and organized, but it only takes a few hectic workdays for me to get back into throwing stuff on the kitchen table or somewhere in the living room and say "I'll deal with it later …"
Inquiring minds want to know, so I had to look it up! http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=redd