I created a weekly rotating system so that we trade jobs depending on whether it is Week 1 or Week 2. Conveniently, and quite without meaning to, I managed to make the schedule so that I had absolutely no household duties on the first two days from when I made the chart.
My brain knows how to create the appearance of change while keeping things pretty much the same. Smartie.
Of course, because the new cleaning schedule is not a habit yet, I forgot to clean the office and the bedroom on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Palinode, noticing my negligence, took me aside last night and said, "How about we hold off on starting this schedule until next week?" I agreed, because this sidestepped that whole failure thing that no one likes. And then we kissed and rearranged some piles together so we could eat supper.
This place will be cleaned on the regular in no time, I just know it.