I basically have one job in our house. Sure sometimes I cook (!!) & I often get groceries. I also mostly handle the finances. And sometimes I mow (but not today because it's raining). But Dr. M helps or is mostly in charge of those things. There's just the one job that is mine alone, and frankly I suck at it!
My relationship with our vacuum cleaner is well documented, but perhaps I've failed to mention my many other attempts to bring order to our house. I've tried the Flylady system. And the Clean Team. And putting reminders on my computer (yes, there's a reminder on there to clean the toilet). And nothing ever works. Because I don't work - I would much rather read blogs than dust or clean the bathroom. Heaven help ever cleaning out the fridge or the microwave (which just needs wiped down for heaven's sake). And those little drip pans under the burners on the stove? I should just throw those away & start over. Except that seems like a waste of money when the new ones will eventually get grungy too...
Am I posting this here so that I can announce some new leaf I'm turning? To get affirmation or commiseration? Nope. This is just a warning that if you should stop by my house for some reason, you need to give me 15 minutes to toss the joint before you can even get in the door. And don't even THINK about looking at my baseboards!
P.S. Our water leaves behind a yellowish residue that hardens to concrete. What the heck is that? Can I remove it from our stainless (ha!) sink or the vanity in the bathroom ? I've tried a variety of toxic things, to no avail. Or should I just consider it part of the design? Sigh.