Clean Up Time

No, that's not a photo of my maid. (Did you know that if you type "maid" into Google images you get a lot of pictures of women in very skimpy black and white costumes? This isn't that kind of blog!). To return to the topic, I'm the maid around here. But having a super-clean house doesn't even make the top ten in my own set of priorities. And my husband's been out of town. He used to travel a lot more when all three kids were home and when he was gone, our routines became, shall we say, relaxed. I would make pancakes for dinner and sometimes treat the kids to "Cheesy Noodles", a culinary delight introduced to them by one of our sitters. It's a box of macaroni and about 2/3 of a jar of Cheese Whiz, splash of mik optional. Sooo good and sooo not healthy. My husband won't touch the stuff. I love it smothered in ketchup.

So to return once again to my point, my husband has been gone since Tuesday and now that I only have one child at home, the routines have become, shall we say, non-existent. I've been reading books at the dinner table or eating a Lean Cuisine as I check my e-mail. I've been sewing the blocks for my latest quilt together while I listen to a book and watching my recordings of Grey's Anatomy as I stitch. But tonight it's time to face the music and clean this place up--unload the dishwasher, do the dishes, take out the trash and put away the wash. In short, back to the routine.


  1. Isn't it funny how we become when the men are away! My husband was recently out of town and the routine went with him! The day before he returned we were rushing around straightening and cleaning!

  2. Mine travels too. You make me laugh because I can just picture your routine. I think in part it is why we get alone so famously...LOL! It is good to know it is not just me when my husband is away. Cereal for dinner!

  3. Ugh! We do the same thing when Rob travels but... he does it too, when I have to travel for work so it all works out. We just make sure it's picked up before whomever has been gone, gets back. Relaxed routines are "a good thing!".

  4. As much as I love my husband, I love it when he's away just so we can go into our fantasy world of doing just enough to make us presentable in public. LOL Good luck getting back into the swing of reality.

  5. All the best to you and yours. Keep that stitching going.


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