I will never receive the Good Housekeeping Award of the year or the week for that matter. I am not one of those people whose home you visit and everything is in its place and so clean you could eat off the floors. Our house is cleaned when we know we are going to have company and we run around like mad the day before (even though we’ve had all week) cleaning toilets, vacuuming, dusting, polishing, washing, etc. but only those rooms where I know company will be – our bedroom is still untidy and could probably use a good air freshener to boot.
I don’t mean the house is dirty or crawling with germs and maggots overflowing the trash can – though my husband did ask me last week if there were maggots in the trash but it was leftover Chinese rice that I threw in and some of it stuck to the sides of the can, so I had to take it outside and hose it clean which it more than likely needed anyway. Cleaned by necessity.
You can rest assured if I were ever to win the lottery, the first thing I would do is hire a cleaning lady or man – I’m not prejudiced – and a chef. Namely because I don’t like to cook that much either – not after 40 years of doing it. Of course my mom who had to make three meals a day and lunches for six kids and her husband had every right in my opinion to complain about it…but never did!
If it wasn’t for my husband, I suspect the filter would never be changed in the furnace, the ducts would not be cleaned out and the light fixtures dispossessed of flies. I just find that I am readily distracted from any chore I might be attempting by the phone ringing, checking e-mail, walking the cat, games on the i-pad – anything really that seems more interesting than the job at hand.
No, Martha Stewart need have no fear of being dethroned by yours truly! She has drive and ambition and a whole crew to help her out, I am basically lazy by nature and a slob at heart. Oh well! Time to see if the Blue Jays are playing!