When we were kids, my mom would occasionally get in these crazy moods where she would blast music we hated (like Carol King, who I actually grew to love over the years) and spend the whole day in psychotic cleaning/reorganizing/rearranging mode. We called it Conquer Mode. It was a time to be feared and avoided at all costs, as any appearance of having nothing to do was immediately met with the gift of extra chores.
I'm happy to say that now that I am an adult, and have my own
indentured servants children, I too suffer from occasional bouts of Conquer Mode. It is a time to be cherished, and utilized to its utmost potential, as it's very likely I'll be back in lazy "ugh" mode at any moment. I, too, force my free slave labor kids to clean and organize while I blast music and work myself silly. Only I let them pick the music, just to offset any hatred.
They invariably pick the sountrack to Tron Legacy, which is totally fine by me.
Today was Conquer Mode day for me. I woke up after a lousy night where I only slept three hours, and I prayed that God would help me to be in a good mood and not use my yucky night and exhaustion as an excuse to be irritable and complaining. I got up, and decided to start checking off my to-do list. So, I:
Took care of my weird animals.
Cleaned the kitchen, my bedroom, the fireplace, the air mattress, and did all the laundry. That was satisfying but certainly not picture-worthy.
Got a nice start on my back room renovations, which included varnishing the giant ruler I made as a growth chart for my boys, painting a bunch of frames in various shades of turquoise, and painting a dresser yellow.
I also painted the coffee table a pale gray, and topped it with some chalkboard paint just for fun.
I cut a piece of masonite to fit a cheap Ikea frame, painted it with chalkboard paint, and now I will be using it to make a rotating chore chart for the family.
Helped my oldest put together a Tie Fighter kite that doesn't work but makes an
annoying awesome mobile for their room. It's a yucky picture but their room is a cave.
Now it's pouring rain and all I want is to snuggle up on the couch and watch re-runs of something that likely involves unbelievable characters and alien spaceships. I'm very glad I got this all out of my system because I can already feel my motivation winding back down.
What about you all? Ever get in conquer mode?