It’s taken me a good two weeks to get my keister back in my regular routine since we got back from Maryland. Yesterday, even though I have American Housekeeping come in once a month to give the place a quick going over, I was trying to dust a bit myself. That’s when I realized the cleaners were not removing doilies, etc. when dusting. They were just dusting what could be seen.
My first reaction was to be very annoyed. After all, I’m paying good money to have them come do this. But the more I thought about it the more I realized I didn’t have any room to complain. I mean isn’t that exactly what I do in my life in general? When I’m trying to change bad habits (like being judgmental) or behavior (like snacking when I’m really not hungry), how often do I look deeper than the dust to see what the root cause is and what I need to do to fix it? Obviously I don’t, or I wouldn’t still be struggling with bothersome issues. No, I just wipe around the edges of my behavior and thought processes and think that’s good enough. No one will notice anyway.
That’s a crock, of course. People DO notice if a particular behavior is really a problem. So I figure I’m going to have to start being a better “housekeeper” of my own actions before I can say anything to the girls about theirs…
In the meantime I’m going to go do a little catching up on the 78 blogs I follow and get started on my A to Z Road Trip!