Cleaning Day…

By , February 1, 2008 11:48 am

The post I had planned for today will have to be postponed (no pun intended). Tonight it is my turn to host book club which means I must spend my day shoveling junk out of my living room and making my house look somewhat presentable.

Why? I don’t know. Most of the members have children so they know what it’s like! Who am I trying to fool by tidying up my house? Do people really think I live neatly all the time?

Oh well. Whatever flaw of my character compels me to attempt to make my house a model of child-free, elegant perfection, then so be it. Now I am off to collect stray legos and excavate the dining room in an effort to find the surface of the table.

By the way, this month we read The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden. This was a refreshingly humorous change from the long list of depressing books we seem to have gotten into lately. If you are a gardener and want a laugh, you’d enjoy it.

Thanks to and photographer Keshan Gunasinghe for this still-life (taken in China)

2 Responses to “Cleaning Day…”

  1. Christine says:

    Before the birth of my son, I held parenting meetings in my home once a month. The night before I’d be up late scrubbing the floors and making my house look pristine. Ha! Why when the moms brought their kids and my house was usually destroyed in less than 30 minutes? LOL

  2. Jenny says:

    I think there’s something deeply ingrained in many of us that makes us straighten up before company comes. I’m pretty sure it’s my mom’s fault. :o)

    That book sounds like something I’d really enjoy, so I’m glad you mentioned it. And my library even has it- I’ve added it to my list!

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