I should be cleaning. The kids are resting quietly in their beds, my homework is caught up (though I could stand to be studying more) and my bow orders are waiting for a new ribbon shipment.
I should be cleaning.
But I don't want to.
I've missed my little bloggy-woggy and I want to spend some quality time with it. It needs me. It actually accused me of spending more time with other blogs, but that is certainly not the case. In fact, for all of you with blogs I haven't visited in a while, please tell your blogs I am very sorry, and I will get around to it soon. I will make it up to them somehow.
Maybe I'll take them to the circus.
Or buy them ice cream.
So, in the spirit of not cleaning when I should, I thought I'd at least post about it, and somehow that should magically make it ok.
This interesting article at www.goodhousekeeping.com caught my eye today. It's entitled "Good (Enough) Housekeeping".
This article actually suggests you hide your clutter from company. It even suggests a good piece of furniture you can buy for just that.
Got a sinkful of dirty dishes and a dishwasher that needs unloading? Toss them in the oven!
Now folks, I've been pulling off this kind of deception for years. This is not news to me. Heck, I can even think of a few tricks they left out. But I am happy to learn it is now socially acceptable.
Fifty years ago, Good Housekeeping was telling us to iron our socks, vacuum every day in heels and pearls and perfect the routine of the perfectly prim housewife down to a "T".
Today, we don't have to worry about being perfect.
As long as we can fool everybody into thinking we are, it's all fine and dandy.
Refreshing, isn't it?