Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spring Cleaning

Although, it's frickin' cold as HELL here. They're even talking about snow, for fuck's sake. SNOW, people. In April. In New Jersey, not Minnesota.

Sheesh..........I knew we should've gone away this year. Don't you hate when you don't trust your instincts?

So, I've been cleaning like a crazy woman today, especially since my friend Tina came over yesterday to find me still in my pajamas and the house a hellhole. Can we say "a little bit embarassed?" I know you can! I apparently misheard her voicemail message saying that she'd be over at 10:30, after her doctor's appointment (I thought she said her appointment ended at 10:30). So, I had to scramble to clean myself up so we could have a nice lunch date and do some shopping.

And today, I decided to get off of my fat rear (okay, it's not as fat as it was-the miracle of the gym! Woot!) and actually finish the laundry and run the vacuum cleaner and attempt to dust. Ergh.

It totally makes me think that perhaps, we need to employ a cleaning lady. The hubs thinks we'd seem snobbish if we did that. I maintain that it will free up time that we could potentially spend with each other. Let's face it-after working all week long, do you really want to spend the weekend cleaning the damn house? And, since I've got the church job and he does side carpentry on the weekends, we don't really have a full weekend free.

Of course, the MIL had to put her two cents in ("Oh, why would you want to do that? I'd hate to waste money like that, when I could do it myself"). Of course, if she's offering to do it, then cool. Otherwise, well...........you know what I'm thinking.......

I think I've almost got him convinced. Perhaps some "servicing" might be in order..........

Heh.

Oh, yeah-look out for some spring cleaning around here, too. I won't give away any details, but it's going to be really cool.......

I think I've almost got him convinced

6 comments:

Nickie said...

If he needs more convincing, you should look at the book, A Housekeeper is Cheaper Than a Divorce.

We had one or a bit while I was still working and it was great. Now that I'm at home, just can't justify or afford it. Bummer for me!

Can't wait to see the spring cleaning on here too.

Shelli said...

1) a housekeeper REDUCES the stress on your OVARIES...

2) Just tell him that we have one.

3) it's cheaper than marraige counseling.

love you,
S

Humuhumu said...

You could drive your trash to the dump yourself, and you could go and fetch water from a well yourself, but you don't do those things, either. Do you guys grow all your own food, and cook it all yourself? Sew your own clothes? Man, a housekeeper just makes sense.

Jamie said...

My cleaning lady feels like my biggest splurge but it is also the money spent each week that I value the most. Seriously, I don't think I would be sane otherwise!! It is totally worth it -- and don't tell your MIL -- I didn't tell mine! :)

Sunny Jenny said...

I want a maid! There is no shame in hiring help!

chicletj said...

Wait! Is your mother in law's name Susan? Ha I thought maybe we had the same one. I just realized that everytime my husband's bf has come over over the last few months I have been on the couch and in some sort of transition-into-pajamas-clothes. Yeesh. Let's have a big TTC slumber party so we can bitch, laugh and help each other feel more normal!