I don't know, maybe I work better under pressure. It's only 9:13am and I've already cleaned a bathroom, cleaned the kitchen, run a load of wash, run the dishwasher, emailed my sister, and made bread dough for Finnish sweet bread for the High School's multi-cultural night tonight (the resting dough).
I still need to vacuum, dust, clean the kitchen again, braid and bake the bread and take a shower before school is out. I have to pick up my daughter and a couple of her friends, so really the fun starts in 5 hours.
I always have big ideas at the beginning of the week when I'm going to have company. In my minds eye the house is sparkling when Friday rolls around. And on Friday and I am resting up like a lady of leisure until I have to pick up the children.
But I had a lot more to do this week than clean for a bunch of teenagers, so every day my standards get lower. It helps that I am a person who is able to lower my standards. I really only need to clean one bathroom, because that's the only one they'll use. I also only need to vacuum one room because that's where they will be for many hours of the night. I don't need to go through the mail because they won't be using my desk. And I don't need to worry too much about sleeping arrangements, because they won't really sleep.
Even with lower standards I still have a lot to get done. The dough is the only thing that will rest today.