Sep 4, 2020

SPINSTERCATION DAY TWO

Progress on Eliana:

And why I love my school. They turned the entire library quad into an outdoor rec room for the kids:
Well done, ND. Well done.

So Buzzy and I are doing our thing while the crew from Cottage Care does its thing to scour, scrub, spiff, and disinfect CS2. An indulgence, I know, but physically, mentally, and emotionally it is absolutely saving my life right now. (Betty....zip it already about me being a spoiled fat little princess.)

(Besides....I prefer the term Dowager Queen, thankyouverymuch.)

Happy, happy Friday, Dearies! What's going on in your corner of the world?




16 comments:

  1. Eliana looks beautiful! And I say go for the extra help. It is well worth it for your physical and mental health!!

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  2. Do not even acknowledge Betty. You need to do what is best for you. Not all of us are able to clean like we wish we could, so we do what is necessary for our emotion and physical health. Take care of YOU. Have a great week end.

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  3. Nothing like a pure, sanitized environment for these times.
    enjoy the security. Eliana is coming along beautifully. Hope
    the holiday weekend is a relaxing and productive time for you

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  4. It is no indulgence to pay to have things done you cannot handle any more - much better than trying to muddle through and having things deteriorate. Betty can pound sand. Besides, you're contributing to the local economy - these days, a most excellent thing.

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  5. What a beautiful school. I like the way Jesus is looking after them :)
    I think with all the stuff you're going through having someone clean your house is smart

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  6. Oh, definitely the Empress, nothing less. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Using a cleaning service is essential for some of us. I took a hiatus from having my cleaner come in the early months of the pandemic. I couldn't stand it. I just don't keep up with it. (I blame my mother who had three maids, erm daughters who got to clean a three-floor Victorian farmhouse, though not the third floor, for years, and she was exacting.) I finally realized that my cleaner would be extremely conscious about masking and distancing, so I started having her come in again. What a difference! I feel much more relaxed now, not worrying about trying to clean when my arthritis makes it tough to do a good job. And I paid her for the months she didn't come because she has a family with a sick child. It's nothing to be embarrassed about, and anyone who says otherwise obviously doesn't have some chronic illness that sometimes means no energy (I have other issues in addition to the arthritis, but nothing dire).

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  8. I think your cleaners are essential! A clean home brings you peace. Love your current project!!

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  9. I'd tell Betty to follow through on those spammers links - I think she needs them!
    Cleaning team - brilliant. I did a brief spell of being a cleaner years ago (like 2 months and then I had to quit because I broke my ankle!) and it is such physical work. You have to work to a timescale and be thorough. I certainly lost weight! LOL! But very handy knowledge and as I look around me - um, well, hang my head in shame!
    Hope the d-chair is going well today and Eliana is breezing away. I am really loving this little princess. xxx

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  10. Just send Betty on over to my blog, she will have plenty to kvetch about...Having a cleaner would be blissful!

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  11. Coni, I am glad you have splurging on yourself with the cleaning team. Hope chair time went smoothly yesterday! Have a blissful weekend!

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  12. You have enough to deal with without having to clean constantly. Hiring a cleaning team is not an indulgence --- if it helps you stay focused and relieves your stress a little, it is totally worth it and a worthwhile expenditure. Don't listen to anyone who says otherwise!

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  13. Glad to hear you're making the most of your "vacation." I understand about the cleaning service, but I just have to let the dust gather. I have too much "stuff" (not decorative) lying around, so that it's where I need it when I need it. A cleaning person wouldn't know where to start. If I just liked to cook and clean, like my dear departed m-i-l did, there would be no problem. Today is our 50th! yes, 50th, and we're on the NC coast watching the moon and stars at night, and eating out! Can hardly wait to see your finished piece, it's intriguing.

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  14. I want my own cleaning girls. We all need to indulge every once and awhile :)

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  15. Good for you for hiring a service - they can be a lifesaver. I've never had one but my parents did and my mother-in-law has had them for over 40 years. I have a friend who's husband gave her a Christmas gift one year of cleaning ladies for a year; they kept it up for 15 years until they retired. My friend is retired now, and still misses her cleaning ladies!

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