Update on Shiny Sinks:
FlyLady hit the nail right on the head with this one. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to come into the kitchen this morning. I think it really smiled at me! Even though it was 11:00 last night, I made sure the dishes were in the dishwasher, the counters were clean and everything was in it's place before I went to bed. My mother always told me this "shiny sink" concept was important, but for some reason I never listened. (Sorry, Mom! I'm actually just now catching on to leaving everything cleaned up when I leave the house for a trip!) So last night I did it and this morning, it paid off. However, it didn't last very long. Tonight I couldn't empty the sink because I had forgotten to run the dishwasher today. So everything is at least rinsed, trash is in the trash, things are put away, and the dishwasher is running. But I have a not-so-shiny sink. Oh, well. Baby steps!