Saturday, February 12, 2011

In Keeping with Keeping

I feel on edge when I live in a space that isn't orderly. When it isn't tidy. When it isn't CLEAN!

But . . . I've done pretty good so far. I've ignored the fridge in the dining room. I've ignored layers of dust. I've ignored every spoon and coffee cup in the house being dirty.

It's ever so sweet right now because the end is soooooooo in sight and I am taking the very sage and smart advice from several of my readers and I'm hiring a small team (well okay, there are two of them) to help me get out from under the dust. I'm happy about that!

Pup is clutching his chest just thinking about it, but I told him to blow me. Smooches Pup and sorry I stole your line!

He'll be fine. It's double hard on him with all of this because he's in the throws of his busy season and all of this is unsettling. Poor baby Pup.

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You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping.  
~Rudyard Kipling

Don't cook. Don't clean. No man will ever make love to a woman because she waxed the linoleum - "My God, the floor's immaculate. Lie down, you hot bitch."
~Joan Rivers

I'm not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on.
~Roseanne Barr

This mess is a place!
~Author Unknown

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
~Author Unknown

When I have company, I don't clean the house, I just throw a sheet over the furniture and say I'm remodeling.
~Phyllis Diller

8 comments:

Karen said...

LOLOL.... these are good!

Dear Joan - I am married to a man who would say just that!!! and mean it!!!

Kathy said...

I think I heard that Phyliss Diller is Susan Lucci's mother..I just saw Susan on Oprah and it was not mentioned weird...love your blog!

Marnie said...

I am SO GLAD you are getting a cleaning team in! High Five!!! You won't regret it. Trust me. Men usually 'get it' after the fact. xo

J.J. in L.A. said...

My mom (in her 70's) and I (in a w/c) have cleaning ladies come in once a month. It's a pain in the tush because my mom insists on 'cleaning up' before they get here.

I always ask, "Why? Isn't that their job?" Being sarcastic doesn't always have it's advantages. ; )

Deborah said...

Karen - I've resembled that remark! There is just something about a woman on her hands and knees. Heh!

Kathy - thank you so much!

Marnie - you had the best advice. For truly!

JJ - I've heard about this bunches of times. I've had it explained to me. Although if you do some of the stuff it gives the team more time to focus on other stuff so more stuff gets done? Yeah.

silvergirl said...

The Joan Rivers quote is priceless!
Hey the skirt I was wearing the other day was kakhi, not gray.
Gray would look great with the pink though!

The Katzbox said...

Good lord, I have missed you.

Marla said...

Too funny!! As usual.....