Look, I found somebody who feels the same way!
I knew this had to be normal.
Oh, and an update: I decided to wash the dishes first, although I had to do it in shifts. Of course I had to wash the teapot before I could make my pot of tea to think about the monumental task ahead. The laundry is clean now too, but not folded. And sadly, I am showing up at work in wrinkled clothing because the ironing board is covered in unopened mail. (But I do have a fabulous new iron for the day I become a cleaning machine!)