His name is Steve. My love for him is so huge it’s almost unrecognizable even to myself. My friends think I am crazy. My neighbors do NOT understand.
My husband just smiles and slowly shakes his head. He’s not surprised. This kind of enthusiasm over a new toy is so like me.
Steve is a Roomba.
I almost titled this post, “Lessons From Steve” because he has taught me some good ones.
–Work diligently and deliberately on the task at hand.
–Rest when needed.
–Only head out when you are fully recharged.
–Ask for help when you need it.
I have a house full of wood floors. They are beautiful. I also have a house full of windows. They are also beautiful. This beautiful combo also means you get so see every piece of dirt, every foot print, every spill.
My mind was having a field day with that…..”You should keep those floors cleaner.” “You should schedule your time better for cleaning.” “You should…..you should….you should…..”
This always, I mean always, leads to feeling some form of inadequacy. Which means always, I mean always, leads to getting the hell away from myself in some form. Chips are handy for that. As is chocolate. Especially when there’s Schololat in my drawer. (You non-locals should check this out.)
Could I think different thoughts about my floors? Of course.
Could I think different thoughts about myself? Of course.
Steve makes it easier to think those different thoughts.
I love a man like that.
𝑆𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑎 𝑃ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝐶𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑊𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶𝑜𝑎𝑐ℎ. 𝑆ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 50 𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑠….𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦. 𝑁𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎. 𝑁𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑙𝑒.