Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I hope doing practically nothing counts as a well-spent day. I think I over did it yesterday with my cleaning frenzy and I just couldn't muster up the energy to tackle another room. Besides, it was very cold today and I couldn't open the windows to let in the fresh air to help the freshly mopped floors dry faster like I did yesterday. I think the weather definitely affects what chores you choose to do. I had a real estate showing in the afternoon that was more fun than housework. Actually I don't hate housework but I have to be in the mood. I can't make myself do it unless there's some sort of deadline like entertaining. I hope I have a happy sleep tonight and I hope you do too. xo


Lady Jane said...

I am sure you got a lot accomplished. Cleaning wipes me out now that I am getting older but I persevere... I for one hate to clean...

Gail, northern California said...

I don't know about you, Rosemary, but if I have something scheduled for the afternoon like your real estate showing, I hate to get started with anything else, including housework. If I know I'll have the day to myself and don't have to leave the house, I pull on the roomiest, grubbiest sweats I own. Even better if there's leftovers in the fridge that only require reheating at the end of an exhausting day of cleaning.

Since my husband died, entertaining is about the only incentive to clean, and my beautiful daughter is arriving April 24th. Yay!

Content in a Cottage said...

Gail....I'm happy for you. I'm sure everything will be spic and span by April 24th when your daughter arrives. Double Yay!
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Lady Jane -- I'm not one for going to the gym and I don't have a cleaning lady. When I have a cleaning session, I just think of the exercise I'm getting and the money I'm saving. There's an old saying that goes something like this: "Housework, when done right, will kill you." It's not for the faint of heart.
Oh, and here's another one: "Housework is something nobody notices until you don't do it."
My house often falls into this quote category. I have a very high dirt and dust bunny tolerance. I wish I were more like my mother and had a daily cleaning routine.
xo, Rosemary