This week I've been a bit tired. Between the long holiday weekend, some high emotions to work through, and the fact that it gets dark by the time I get home, I haven't been incredibly motivated to do any housework.
Last night, my wonderful MIL was over. She helped me do a couple things around the kitchen (dishes, etc....which is SUCH a blessing). But the rest of the house is a mess. Stuff we bought Black Friday in the dining room to put away. A shelf in the mudroom to put together and organize. Laundry to put away. Dusting, vacuuming, and bathrooms to clean.
I actually had some energy last night after dinner...and I could have accomplished much.
But instead, I sat my booty on the couch with Tyler and my MIL and our sweet puppy...and we watched a movie and laughed. And it was glorious.
There will always be cleaning to do (and always weekends to do it!), so I chose to let it be. And this morning, while I was showering in a shower that needs a scrub, and scrounging for clean running clothes because I need to do laundry....I was so glad I took time last night to be with the people I love. Sometimes you just have to let it be. It will still be there tomorrow. Or the next day.
At the end of the night, I apologized to Tyler that the house was a mess and the laundry basket was overflowing. He said, "I don't care. I have you, and Mikey, and a comfy bed. That's all that matters."