Oh, hello! Sapphire and tonic? With lime, of course.
I’m pretty sure there is no one on earth who hates house work more than I do. Well, except for those people on “Clean House” because that’s just gross. And okay, my neighbor, in the asbestos shingled, field for a lawn, use broken down minivans for storage (because that’s his “business” – selling cr@p at flea markets). And, okay, people who live like Deliverance folks.
Okay, whatever. Don’t get me off track. I get it. There ARE people who hate housework more than I. The point is that I hate it. HATE! I would love to hire someone to do it for me, but my house is so small that even I would feel guilty.
I think my family doesn’t like to come visit for very long because of my housekeeping skills. I mean, I don’t have rats or big giant bugs or anything. I did have ants, but only because I forgot to get the ant killer for the outside – and because the twins like to play in the garage, and I have to leave the door open so they can come in. But, my brother, Herb, even likes to say that I vacuum once a month, whether I need to or not. (So not true, but you get the point.)
Once year, Herb and his ex, Satan, were so sick of my dishes in the sink that they, along with my parents, bought me a dishwasher, and built an island for my kitchen to house said dishwasher and presented it to me for Christmas. (I cried. Don’t judge me.) (Related: I can never move now, because I love the island and the dishwasher, and I don’t want to leave it behind.)
I have gotten better though. I think I have the twins to thank for that too. Them and their black fur and their epic shedding abilities. It really is impressive how much they shed for such little bitty things. Alas, their fur is black (and white) and my carpets are beige, so frequent vacuuming is in order. The kitchen stays mostly clean. I think I have finally reached the responsible adult age that hits most people in their mid-twenties. Maybe I am just developmentally challenged.
OR, I am just lazy. I vote for the latter. I’m not going to win any awards, but I know I also won’t ever make it on to “Clean House”. And I’m more than okay with that.
2009/07/18 at 1:06 pm
I love my little apartment, but the windows and doors are sealed for SH*T and I am barely exaggerating when I say it’s dusty again 20 minutes after I dusted. It’s hard to get rah rah over cleaning when some of it feels so futile! I do have an odd love of cleaning the bathroom, however. There’s nothing like a freshly scrubbed shower and toilet. WOOT!
2009/07/11 at 11:16 am
I like the big cleaning like cleaning out closets, cleaning out the garage, organizing all the kitchen cabinets, etc. but not the daily/weekly stuff. I mean, I do it, but I hate it. It just isn’t satisfying because you know next week, you have to do it all over again. At least a closet has the decency to stay organized for a while.
2009/07/10 at 1:18 am
Gin and tonic AND a slob? Are you sure you aren’t my long lost sister?