Quote for the Day:
"There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years
the dirt doesn't get any worse."
~Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant, 1968
I have family coming for a visit in a couple of days and I have begun frantically cleaning my house in preparation.
We've all heard the saying, "If you love something, let it go." Well, that's what I've done with my house! I love my house and I've let it go.
Every time I let the house get this messy, I say to myself, "Never again. I'm going to keep it clean this time."
But I never do.
I think it's a combination of
- being tired after working my job
- having more "fun" things to do, like quilting... basically "anything" is more fun that cleaning
- not being disciplined enough (I used up ALL of my self-discipline getting myself through nursing school!!!)
- and just hating cleaning, in general.
Just to be reasonable, though, part of the mess is from the kitchen renovation. But not all of it. I wish I could say that is the only contributing factor, but it's not.
If I could have just ONE wish granted, it would be for a house cleaning service/person to come clean my house for me every couple of weeks. I had one when the kids were young and I was working full-time. I LOVED it! But now I just can't justify the expense. Or maybe I'm too "cheap" to justify the expense these days.
But if I ever win the lottery and become rich, you betcha that's the first thing I'll be spending my money on! :)
Oh...wait.. you have to PLAY the lottery before you can WIN the lottery? Guess that option's out then. LOL
On the quilting front, I have completed a small project but I can't tell you about it, yet, because it is a gift and I have to wait until the giftee has received it. :) So be watching for pictures of that project coming up soon! :)
Now...back to the housecleaning...UGH...