Saturday, September 17, 2011
by Christie Kelley
Happy Saturday. Or is it? While you are all sitting at your computers, maybe sipping some nice hot coffee, I'm doing the Saturday routine. Cleaning the house, laundry, and yard work. Okay, not yard work.
And yet yard work is what should be doing. I had planned on finally mowing my lawn since my new mower arrived on Monday.
Had is the key word.
I finally opened up the box last night only to discover that one of the wheels was broken in shipment. Normally, I wouldn't be too upset over another week of not mowing. But if you haven't heard, we've had a little rain on the East Coast lately (little as in 15 or so inches). My grass is now up to my calves. I'm afraid to think about how high it's going to be by the time they send out the new wheel. Really, I'm afraid of what might be lurking in the tall grass.
So instead of being outside on this beautiful almost fall day, I'll be inside dusting and vacuuming. In a word...yuck! Actually, the dusting and vacuuming I don't mind too much, it's the bathroom cleaning I can do without. (and yet, can't).
Laundry, I'm okay with. It's not really all that difficult. Besides, I get to relax in front of the TV for a while as I fold the clean clothes.
Cleaning the kitchen seems to take the longest and yet I get the most satisfaction out of that room being finished.
I have discovered that having two kittens only makes the entire process of cleaning the house take so much longer. They want to be with me while I'm using all the harsh chemicals in the bathrooms. So now I have to close the door to keep them out and me locked inside with the fumes. No bathroom fan can handle that. Or they decide that once I finish mopping they should walk across the damp floor, leaving little kitty footprints everywhere.
(sigh). Good thing they're cute!
So hope about you? Is Saturday your day for chores? Which ones do you mind the least...the most? Anyone have a house cleaner (I so wish I did)?
And weren't we supposed to have Rosie the robot cleaners by now?