I wish I could say that my down time from blogging has helped me come up with something amazing, or at least interesting, but it has not.
I guess the heat and being cooped up inside for days at a time has had something to do with it..but it probably hasn't.
What have I been doing? Well, I've been reading, watching a TV show on my Kindle, that I'm ashamed to tell you, has me hooked
One thing I did think about telling you, is something that began when I was first married.
I used to hide it. I did! Back in the 50's and 60's young wives in new neighborhoods used to gather in the morning at someone's home for coffee.
Looking back it was probably not such a great idea as they often turned into gossip sessions. I think I was the subject of much of the gossip as soon as I walked out the door..especially later as the babies came. It was fun for awhile..but I found myself pretending certain things.
One of the things I pretended, or at least went along with, was that I hated housework.
I didn't. Unlike the other wives, I loved it so I kept it secret.
Even today, a recent comment was made by someone about being glad they didn't have to dust my stuff and called my home cluttered. and they were right on the mark. To that person it probably is.
It was just like back the the 1950's. All these many years later and there is the same remark.
So there it is. I love to clean.
I love the way clean, cool floors felt under my feet, how pretty things looked when I walked from room to room.
I surround myself with people I love. I also surround myself with things I love. I don't consider it clutter. :) It probably is though.
We used to wax our floors, sometimes with paste wax but then the liquid waxes came out and commercials sang their praises..and showed neat little housewives in "house dresses" and heels looking neat as a pin, waxing away, all smiles. Peddle pushers and jeans were my outfits even back in the 50's.
So..I guess I am a "closet cleaner" and I still love cleaning. The years have taught me all sorts of shortcuts, and now I have things so much easier. The floors no longer need to gleam and your clothes don't have to be the whitest on the clothesline.
No, really, they were, and there was a reason for that. No automatic washers and dryers back then
and clothes went out on the clothesline for all to see. I have to smile remembering the lines full of baby diapers.
Here's the reason my clothes were so white. Certainly nothing I did.
We bought a little white wringer washer..with rollers..and on the side was a "shift" with a little red cherry like knob on top. I LOVED that little washing machine. The reason my clothes were so white is that it ran and ran until I went in and stopped it which sometimes ran into a couple of hours. ..so my clothes got a real good scrubbing. It's no darned wonder they were so white. I'm probably lucky there was anything left of them.
Nice to be out of the closet. Now, back to work!
P.S. I just wanted to add, I'm going to hire a housekeeper soon. You know, just for the heavy stuff?