03 August 2011

Why there hasn't been a post in a few days

I feel ashamed to admit this, but, since I went back to working in an office, we have become stunningly lazy about housework. We do laundry, but other than a quick dash through, not much is getting cleaned. I realized it was bad last night when Beazer started licking the floor in the kitchen. Nothing had dropped on the floor that I remembered, but he was licking away like a kid with a lollipop. Either he's losing it or our floors are a cesspool of neglect. I'm not sure whether I felt more like a bad mother for letting my step-dog lick the floor, or a bad wife for letting the floor get to the point where the dog wanted to lick it.

Have I mentioned the family is coming over on Saturday for Left-brain's mom's birthday?

We've been running around, making semi-neat stacks of things, hiding other things, announcing to each other that various important documents are in the office. I'm almost at the point of shoving things under my side of the bed, though, to be honest, I always shove things under my side of the bed, and it's getting full under there.

I have put away most of my wayward stitching. By "put away", it's been carried into the laundry room and garage temporarily. My new mantra is that, if I want to have S.E.X., I'm going to go heft the LL Bean tote bag with a stack of magazines in it that I want to stitch from. I think that should end any cravings I have.

I still have a half-completed necklace on the dining room table. I have a feeling if it disappears into the sewing room, it's not coming back out intact.

Speaking of which, Left brain asked if I was going to clean up the sewing room. I looked at him. We'll just lock that door.

I'm hoping to have most of the stuff done tonight. We'll save the floors for last--it's kind of pointless to clean those too early, since Beazer drools.

Hopefully I have time to upload a few quick pictures.


Denise said...

I'm right there with house is screaming for a cleaning too!

Nancy said...

Don't feel bad about the housework! Your time is in short supply and there are definitely more fun things to do than clean the house!

Annie said...

You are really a woman after my own heart. We just need a bull-dozer in our homes to clear things out. Sort of a heavy-handed 'move down..clean cups' sort of thing!

April Mechelle said...

Hey Rachel ! I feel like not cleaning my house because it is so HOT out. Hope the Birthday goes good. I have cleaned my sewing room, but I have not sewn anything. I don't want to mess it up! lol Take Care, April

Julie M said...

Amazing how little you want to clean when you work outside the home. I know I have to force myself to do it. I always use blackmail on myself. No stitching until such and such is done, no shopping until the bathrooms sparkle, no computer until the floors are vacuumed. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Good luck with getting everything done!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls