The Maniacal Housewife
Definition of MANIACAL:
affected with or exhibiting insanity
ma.ni.a.cal.ly - adverb
Every once in a while I am afflicted with maniacalness. It's a medical condition. The Internet says so.
This mania is always triggered by the same thing - my messy house.
I like a tidy house. This is not to say my house is always so. Generally it's not and my free flowing self is generally ok with this - up to a point, then the anal maniacal freak in me takes hold, punches the free flowing me in the face and proceeds on a rampage. Those who are in the way better duck for cover or bloody well help to get things sorted.
I have had two maniacal episodes in the last two days. The first was triggered by the disappearance of my urgently needed resume. I suspected it was packed in the still unpacked boxes from our move twelve months ago (don't judge - it's rude).
One hour later, with husband and child hiding in the house I had turned out 16 boxes and hurled all the empty ones out the garage door. There was some satisfaction in getting through such a lot, but also a lot of swearing about the still lost resume.
Today's episode was triggered by my kitchen. See exhibit A:
Enter maniacal rampage and thirty minutes later things are looking a little better (ignore crap under the high top - remember it's rude to judge).