I have this urge to keep everything nice.
Part of it is necessity. We have smaller closets, few kitchen cabinets--we have to be more organized. But it is mostly that the house looks so great, everything is so nice--I just want to enjoy it.
This makes me do horrifying things like search the internet for ways to clean the flat-topped stove without damaging the cooktop. Say things like, "I really NEED A SPOON REST." It makes me do the dishes right after dinner.
I am not sure how long this wifey period will last--in the last house about six months. But I am sitting at my kitchen table--looking at my pretty backyard. And I am thinking it might be a while.