Saturday, January 27, 2007

On My Own Again!

Now that Hubby has put the lock down on the spending of money, I have lost my cleaning lady. I knew full well that it would soon come to an end, but it was nice while it lasted.

Mrs. T has been cleaning our house off and on for about 6 years - when we were a DINK (dual income no kids) it wasn't even an issue, plus we had better things to do than actually stay home and clean - it involved eating out and being lazy.... Once we became an OINK (one income with a new kid) I knew the fun was over. Although, Hubby did let me keep her for a few months after Munchkin was born, thank goodness. Being a new Mom was hard enough without having to worry about the toilets having rings.

Once we moved into this new house about 7 months ago, Hubby let me have her back to help get this house in order, and boy did this house need order - it was filthy. So as the weeks turned into months, I just continued to keep my mouth shut, knowing that the day would come when Hubby would say, it's time to get back on track, have to save money, Mrs. T has to go.... Damn New Years Resolutions!!!!

So here I sit, already trying to get a plan together on how to keep the house clean and not let my OCD tendency's take over. I really don't mind cleaning, in fact it's kind of enjoyable in a really weird way. There is a sense of accomplishment, and pride. My problem is that I can't just hit the high spots and be done. I tend to let myself get bogged down in tiny little details. For instance, dusting a table is not in my nature, I will take everything off of said table, dust it, the table, the legs of the table and then think, I should probably go ahead and get the baseboards, the baseboards lead to the crown molding and then on to every single slat of every single blind in this house. I take everything off of every table, every shelf.... I can't stop! I realize that this good in some ways, but to actually complete the "simple" task of dusting can end up taking hours.. I have a sickness, I know.

No comments: