Today was Day 9 of the 2017 Fall pollen season. I have been experiencing bad sinus symptoms for 9 days in a row.

If the past few years are any indication – things are going to get much worse before they get better. This knowledge inspired me to push myself and be as productive as possible.

Yesterday, I did the dishes for the first time in ages. Last night, I did the laundry. Both of these chores are ones that Shawn would do. But, he’s at a podcasting conference. I didn’t want him to come home to a pile of dirty dishes and a mountain of laundry.

My intent was to put away the laundry shortly after waking up. It wasn’t dry yet, so I left it hanging a while longer. In the meantime, I cleaned more of the kitchen.

The counters have been scrubbed. The sink is gleaming. I dusted the salt-and-pepper shakers that are over the sink (and the shelf it was on). Last time I went on a cleaning kick, I learned that Stain Erasers can do wonders for kitchen cabinets.

The trash can in the kitchen is clean and shiny once again. I even cleaned off the top of the stove and the vent above it.

The pollen count today was 8.4, which is higher than yesterday’s 8. Somehow, I felt like today was my last chance to attack whatever allergens are lurking in my home. When the pollen count hits 9 or higher, I become completely useless.

Later, I put away all the laundry and re-folded all the clothing that was in drawers. I’m going to be paying for this effort tomorrow, with my sinuses, arthritic joints, and achy fibromyalgia. But, if tomorrow is a 9, then I’d be sick anyway. I’d rather be sick in a slightly cleaner home than to have not tried to clean at all.

Burst of Productivity Continues is a post written by Jen Thorpe on Book of Jen and is not allowed to be copied to other sites.

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