Royal Blue

Thoughts of a writer, wife, mother, PhD, sister, crafty chick, program coordinator, homeowner, culture vulture, bibliophile, and blogger.
Thursday, March 11, 2004
A Really Good, Old Regular Week

I'm happy to report that this week has indeed been a regular, old week...but cleaner.

We had two cleaning women from a cleaning service come on Tuesday. For $55 and one hour of their time, they cleaned our kitchen, bathrooms, did all the floors and some dusting. Best $55 I ever spent.

I have been feeling yucky for months about not having time to clean and yet feeling terrible about taking time away from the kids to clean on the weekends. At the same time, we don't have a lot of extra funds for this kind of thing.

However, I feel like we must find $110 a month to have someone do a really good cleaning twice a month.
It is a total sanity saver. It takes such a load off of my shoulders (Ed has much lower standards than I do about cleanliness). With two little kids, I won't ever get my house spotless, but at least I won't be embarrassed to have people over.

Some other highlights of this week:

One morning on my way to work, I stopped with Molly at Krispy Kreme and bought doughnuts for my student assistants who chose to work through spring break. Yummy!

I finished reading Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life: How I Learned to Love the House, The Man, The Child and found it so funny, reassuring and just right to my feminist mother sensibilites. I checked it out of the library, the only way I allow myself to enjoy hardcover books.

I had lunch with a good friend I hadn't seen in ages and made plans to have lunch with another friend I haven't seen in a year.

I saw this movie last Saturday night on HBO with Ed. We ordered a pizza, started a fire in the fireplace and enjoyed this flick. Then, Sunday night The Sopranos started its new season! Yippee!

And...this Saturday morning we're taking Molly and Sean to the circus. I can't wait to share this experience with Molly especially. She's the perfect age for this kind of thing.

Life is good this week.


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