Wednesday, May 29, 2013

All Work and No Play...

Can I just say that I've been busting my hump cleaning my house for the last few days.  We have company coming, so I've been getting to all of the nooks and crannies that we tend to gloss over when we are just cleaning for ourselves.  I won't even tell you how long I spent cleaning my might think I was working backwards or sleeping on my counters with all the time I spent in there.  And I bet that if any one of you popped by, you would still be able to find stuff I missed...I'm blaming failing eyesight on this, not my lack of ability!

But here's the thing with cleaning...the more you do, the more you need to do...know what I mean?!  You clean the fridge, which leads to wiping down all your cabinetry, which leads to oiling your soapstone counters....and on, and on, and on.

I will also add that as I get older, well I find I take a fair number of breaks.  Sometimes it's as simple as checking my email, while other times I escape to my backyard with my camera in hand.  And I will also tell you that a certain husband doesn't help in this "pacing" ie. procrastination, because he does things like send me texts informing me of such things as..."the heron is back!"  Sheesh, as if I didn't already give myself license to avoid cleaning, he's now actively encouraging me to slack off.

But you know what they say about all work and no play...and I have to assure you that I am NOT a dull boy...quite the opposite in fact.

Ok, back to cleaning...or maybe Pinterest...I think he just texted me about something cool on Pinterest...yup, I hear my phone dinging!

P.S. Oh, and in case you are wondering...yes he cleans too...he's very helpful that way, he's just better at finding distractions than I am. ;-)


  1. I am totally like you, I take lots of breaks and work quite slowly. I blame it on my lack of enthusiasm.

    The heron is magnificent...your pictures almost look like illustrations. Beautiful!


  2. Kat,
    This made me laugh- I got up at 4am for some bizarre reason this morning and had the whole kitchen-frige ovens cooktop and 2 loads of laundry done by the time anyone got up- the husband comes home Friday- guess that was it!

    Great photos btw!

  3. Take a heron over housework any day. It will only get untidy again!

  4. My mind flits all around when I'm working...I think it's why it's hard to get anything done! I call it being truly scatter brained lol! Love the heron photo!

  5. I rarely clean our house not because I am lazy, but because I am too busy at work. Whenever I clean the house I usually spend a day or two as I make sure that everything has been cleaned from the furniture to the appliances, and to the floor. I actually do all the chores for this duration.

    Online PhD UK by Judy


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