It took me a while to process some of your comments--namely those surrounding the issue of getting help from other family members. I responded in the comments, here.
I've been working many hours at the job--and trying to stay cool in the heat. One thing I have not done, however, is taken my own wise advice.
I have let things pile up. Like so.
But nothing comes of quitting but nastiness, so I'm pulling up my bootstraps and starting over.
Obviously, I need some accountability.
Here's the deal. For one week, I will return to my housekeeping roots and do the following tasks every day (and yes, I will delegate as I can!).
1. Make the bed.
2. Swish and swipe the bathrooms. (Full bath on the main floor and the powder room upstairs)
3. Put away dishes in dish rack.
4. 15 minute pick up throughout main floor.
5. Pick up the principle (formerly, master) bedroom
Wash one, dry one, fold one, put one away. Not necessarily the same one.
8. Do the Evening Dishes.
If I don't run the water too hot, I can get these suckers done in under ten minutes.
The Challenge is not only to do these things every day, but to report to you on my progress each night.
The last time I did this, I didn't have a job. Now I do. This week I am working the following:
Sat, 8 hours
Sun, 6 1/4 h
Mon, 8 hours
Wed, 7 hours
Total: 29 1/4 hours.
Let the challenge begin!