I was definitely NOT put on this planet to clean. Who came up with the idea anyway???
I DO think that being exhausted and nauseous most of the time has made these feelings greater--but who am I kidding--my house isn't that clean when I'm NOT pregnant! Okay, well, it's usually "clean" meaning uncluttered...but it's never been CLEAN clean. There are some jobs that I have never in my entire life done--washing windows, cleaning mini blinds, wiping down walls and trim, etc. My husband came from a good home where these things were done...he is very good to me and doesn't care that I don't do them! :-)
But here's where I get frustrated--when I sweep the floor, how long does it REALLY stay clean--seriously? With a one year old and a husband who works in red dirt and grass, maybe until they both are home. Don't get me wrong--I'm not blaming them--just making a point. And bathrooms? Sheesh. But I do like the look of a clean bathroom.
Now dusting I like. And vacuuming. Those are both fun and somewhat therapeutic. I think I'll make a top ten list of chores around the house: One is the best job, 10 is my least favorite...let's see, to think of 10 things I do around the house...
(drum roll, please)
3. Making the bed
4. Sweeping floors
6. Putting laundry away
7. Cleaning bathrooms
8. Mopping the floors
9. Dishes (without a dishwasher, too!)
10. Cleaning showers. That's Joel's job! :-)
Last night we had a funny conversation. It's a good thing I married Joel, because we sure think alike. While watching the Cubs game, a commercial came on with a lady who was cleaning her stove or oven. I jokingly said, "Hey--that lady--what's she doing with that cloth?" Joel, understanding perfectly said, "You wouldn't understand. It's too complicated." So, as we were brushing teeth, I brought it up again. "Seriously, what was she doing?" Joel says, "It's too hard to explain--it'd be better if she came over and showed you. Or maybe you could google it..."
Okay, I'm laughing again as I write it. You may not get that at all--but it was really fun.
Anyway--after all this--you'll be proud to know that I did just clean two bathrooms, sweep the floor, AND do two sinks of dishes. Yay me.