Saturday, August 8, 2009

In need of new hobby......ASAP

It is said that Cleanliness is next to Godliness, I would love to say that this is why I do what I do, but I would be lying because I fall short of Gods grace on a daily basis...And yet he continues to love me.

Personally, I don't think there's nothing wrong with taking pride in ones home, women have been doing it for centuries. I was a cleaner when I lived at home, my bed was always made before school, my things were where they needed to be and being the only girl I had no one else to share household choirs with, so you could say I was forced into it...Yes, that's right, I will blame my parents. (I feel better already) As I've gotten older I have turned into a full blown compulsive cleaning freak with a touch of ADHD, my husband swears I can hear a crumb drop 100 yards away...He thinks I walk around with a Dustbuster in my hands at all times....For the record..I do not....
But my issues run deep and I don't think prayer, pill or therapy can cure me...Between you and me, I think Mr. Clean is HOT!!! And I get all warm and fuzzy when I get a new can of pledge .

This morning I found myself under my bed with a shop-vac...Yes, I said shop-vac...Why?..Because I didn't think my trusty Electrolux had sufficient suction for the dust bunnies..As I lay in the floor on my side I thought, What's wrong with you moron...Then I realized that this isn't the first time I had been under the bed with the shop-vac.

Where does the ADHD come in you ask...The other day I went into the kitchen to empty out the dishwasher, I put up ONE bowl, and before I knew it I had cleaned out all the cabinets, the pantry,waxed the floor and started cleaning windows....The dishwasher didn't get emptied until today...

I will get up when I can't sleep and start cleaning....Normal people watch television or read...I scrub base boards.

I have been to known rearrange all the shrubs in our yard...I stopped doing this when our next door neighbor offered me his flood lights so I could work in the dark.......


My dear princess called me the other day and asked what I was doing, "Cleaning my oven" I told her, after a long pause she replied "Wow, I don't think I have the right equipment to do that"...I had to sit down, I FELT FAINT......It's called Easy Off princess and you can buy it at Walmart.

My dear Mother tells me not to worry that I will grow out of it....UH Mama, I hear fifty calling me...How much longer will it be......


Linda said...

Dear Good To Be A Queen,

Queens have servants,...they don't do the cleaning themselves!!!

But I gotta tell ya that this post cracked me up! ((smile))

I almost wish it was contagious so that I could catch it. Ha!

I am going to be 59 this month and "all of my get-go got up and went", my mama used to say.

That means I am always tired and it takes an act of God to get me to start cleaning! (not really)
But I am not so motivated these days.

I used to have so much energy I would re-arrange furniture at night and clean and decorate while my family was sleeping. But I don't do that anymore either.

So, maybe one of these days yours will wear off too, and you will outgrow it like your mother said.

Now I do get up at night when I can't sleep and get on the computer. But that doesn't take any energy! ((smile)) But it is a fun hobby. I blog, get on facebook, check email, write emails and play games, and write poetry.

So, if hiring servants isn't an option I just don't know what to tell ya to help you quit cleaning for a hobby!

Take Care,
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jann E. said...

Well if you run out of dust bunnies to chase, you can come to my house and pick up the slack here! ;o) I have to laugh at 22 y/o darling daughter is the same way.

Buttercup said...

Can you come and visit? I'm somewhat cleaning challenged and still get confused by the different settings on my vaccum cleaner. Nice blog!

LindainNCtoo said...

Can you come to my house and take out your frustrations of cleaning mine? :)

I here on the cleaning end...........I am not as bad as I used to be.

There is hope!

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