For example, many moons ago, when I was in university. I would much rather clean the house and do laundry than write an essay. I would suddenly develop OCD about housework.
However, if I am expecting company and I have to clean the house to make it look presentable, I will find a million and one things to do instead of cleaning. Why is that? Maybe the ideal situation is essay due and company coming?
When it is going to rain, I look outside and wish the rain would hold off so I can get some yard work done. Yet when it’s sunny, the last thing I want to do is yard work. I actually hate yard work. This is partially because I have a bad back and I associate it with back pain. And yet, nothing gives me more pleasure than a freshly mowed lawn.
I must say that although I have a love hate relationship with housework, one thing that always makes me happy is when the boys do their part. My son is stepping up a lot these days, he makes me so happy when he helps out. Even a little thing like unloading the dishwasher is huge. It’s why farmers used to have big families, built in laborers.
Anyway I’d love to keep writing but I have chores to ignore!