For the past few weeks, my laundry room has looked like this. I’ve been washing all these great fabrics as I get them but leaving them in a heap awaiting the iron. This is also true of my actual clothes. Adam’s standard work uniform is no-wrinkle khakis and button downs that get dry cleaned, so almost everything in the laundry room was mine. And until earlier this week, almost every article of clothing I actually wear was in a basket in there. I was ironing as I go in the mornings, which is really unlike me. My closet is color and type sorted, usually I stand before it getting inspired with outfit ideas. I am embarrassed to admit this, but I even have a dry erase calendar in my closet so I can write down what I’ve worn all month and see how I can change it up each time (yes, I really am That Girl). Being fabulous takes a lot of work.

But lately, not so much. I don’t know if it’s post-vacation melancholy, the beatings I took from winter colds catching up with me, busy season at work, or how easily distracted I get by playing in the orange room. Or all of the above. I have a lot going on, and I just forget about basic around-the-house stuff like ironing my clothes.

But not this week! I’ve been really antsy and in need of a project, but I had about 10 false starts with craft ideas that were too elaborate, wouldn’t work, or I just wasn’t in the mood for. I decided to tackle some of the ironing instead. One and a half audio books later, I’ve finally got the laundry room back to normal and all the clothes and fabric sorted out.

We’ll see how long I can keep this up.