Friday, August 1, 2008
First New Experience at 40
Today we had, dah dah-dah dah!, a housekeeper. Two, in fact. And yesterday too. Between them they spent thirteen hours scrubbing the house top to bottom. This was a wonderful gift from many friends and I can't thank them all enough, but thank you EG (the ringleader), LK, LB, SR, AD, M, HD, PD, CG, and KB!!!!!! It feels so nice to have the house thoroughly sparkling for shabbat. It was the first time I've ever had a housekeeper come, and it was a very nice treat. It gave the house a BIG boost, and hopefully it won't all be undone too terribly soon. What a great gift. It's inspired me now to hop back on my cleaning schedule, especially now that everything is up to date, so to speak. Last year I had worked out a pretty good cleaning routine (inspired by flylady.net), but with all the extra work the adoption entailed that kind of went out the window. I would really like to get going on that again now that everything here is settling down. That is, at least as settled down as it's going to get. It's quite a crazy ride every day! But every bit as wonderful as it is insane. Wishing everyone a shabbat shalom!