Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Just a Brief Hiya

I'm having a little knee surgery tomorrow so things have been a bit frazzling & I haven't a nice post planned...

be-cause...did you see it coming? I am a Freak of the First Order...that's right...I am one of those people who when about to embark upon a long trip (that would be anything over 2 hours...total...both ways) must clean the house from top to bottom and complete all half-finished projects...



that means:

no dirty laundry...or laundry left hangin' to dry

no dishes in the sink...dirty or clean...not even that pot that has technically been "soaking" since someone burned the bleep out of the rice

no mail or recyclables piled about the place

no grubby encrusted bathroom sinks (did I just confess to something?)

no mammoth dust-slash-fur balls floating about the house muttering to themselves

Clean Clean CLEAN...all must be clean...because Heaven Forbid I die in a fiery car crash and have people come into my home and it be a slovenly pit...

Of course, I am the woman who scrubs kitchen & bathroom floors on her hands & knees with rags rather than use a mop...who works up a drenching sweat cleaning the bathroom triad (tub, toilet & sink)...and who absolutely cringes if there is a stray cat hair plastered to a refrigerator shelf...ugh...

so my house is not exactly filthy from day-to-day...more like, "Slightly Fuzzy" from day-to-day...
but for me to hit the highways...and, apparently, to head to the OP Surgery for a few hours, this house must sparkle like Mr Clean and his SO are in residence...

So far, in preparation for Tomorrow in the past 48 hours I have (on top of my Regular Stuff):





  • re-arranged the chest freezer

  • cleaned the veggie bins & fridge

  • changed the linens on our bed

  • cleaned off the dresser top

  • made stacks of library books to return before proceeding to the OPS

  • worked on painting patch marks on our bedroom walls

  • painted the deck door/console table/half bath's vanity

  • found my Living Will (every one has one, right?)

  • fertilized the tomato plant (this "problem of mine does extend beyond the 4 walls of our home straight on out into the yard...we won't go there right now)

  • got things mailed

I mean...if something should happen, then I really want people to come into our home and think "DANG! This House Is SO Clean! I Wish My House Was This Clean"...and then they tell 2 friends...and they tell 2 friends...and so on...and so on...*

But I have not cleaned my car yet...it really needs a vac...and I should get my cross stitch ready so I can mess about with that over the next few days...oh forget it...that's ridiculous...I'm going to lay (lie?...I always forget the rule about that...dogs lay & people lie? or dogs lie & people lay? or is that completely Out of the Blue of My Mind?...okay...over caring about that...I'll look it up later) around, reading old magazines & watchin' movies...and I think I'm going to Bust Outta This Diet and have some Pizza...maybe a Ginger Beer Float...

In a way, I think I'm looking forward to the surgery just so I can rest for a couple of days afterwards...I'm certain Mr G is...

yawwwwnnnnn...well...see ya'll later, alligators :)

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*no lectures, please, about More Important Things in Life Than a Clean House...I get it, I truly do...but something in my upbringing has just Permanently Warped Me in This Area...it's okay...I still gaze at sunsets, play with kittens and tell my loved ones that I, um, love them :) ...

19 comments:

Cathy said...

Unfortunately I understand your cleaning madness. Praying for a successful surgery today.

Hugs,
Cathy

see you there! said...

Hope everything goes easy and well with the knee.

I'm not quite that obsessive about cleaning, close tho. I'll tell you one thing... I Have To make my bed first thing in the morning. If my house caught fire during the night I'd have to make my bed before I ran out the door. No kidding!

Darla

The Feathered Nest said...

I hope your surgery goes well and enjoy your well deserved rest afterwards.

Manuela

Patty said...

Praying all goes well with your knee surgery. Remember to take advantage of the recovery time and investigate "the art of doing nothing".

Chris said...

Good luck with your knee surgery. You will be able to rest when you come home now, all the work is done :-)

Me said...

I hope you mend quickly.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Haha! I am just the same, I like to come back to a tidy house!! Hope the knee surgery went well, and that you are resting now!!

Serah said...

Hahaha! You sound just like me. We went to the zoo in Asheboro last Saturday (about 2 and a half hours away) and I was rushing about making the bed and cleaning the bathroom before we left. Lennon asked me why I was doing all that and I said "because if we die in a car accident and people have to come in the house to get our funeral clothes, I don't want the house to be messy!" He thought I was crazy.

Glad you're healing well!

Simply Me Art said...

Wow, First of all Hope your healing and resting. Second, I now know why I like you so much. I am Complete OCD cleaning Fanatic... You are not alone. Take care of yourself please. Jamie

a pink-bee said...

Hope your surgery went well and your recovery is fast. ( I understand on the house work too:) )

Suzanne said...

When you are feeling better, would you like to come clean for me? Lol...Praying for you, and a quick recovery.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Me again-forgot to say,I LOVE that song!!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Wish you a super fast recovery! You should be tired enough to enjoy a day or two of rest now :O)..

MMM I think I could manage to go somewhere if you will come do all that cleaning for me!

Simply Me Art said...

Mrs.G. Hope you are Healing and Everything is going ok. I received a little delivery today from the Wonderful State of Georgia! How thoughtful you are. I will be using the molds this week to make some No Pudge Brownies!!! Thank you, Thank you. Jamie

Naturegirl said...

Whew! I'm exhausted reading this post! My housework gets very ~neglected~ during garden season!I manage to vacum up the cat hair but everything else....oh my get the cleaning lady in quick!!
Best wishes on a speedy recovery from your surgery..yes and do REST!hugs NG

Jodie said...

I hope it all goes well and your house is just as clean when you get home.

Belle-ah said...

OK...girlie...where are ya? Just your knee was operated on, right???

Annie said...

I had surgery earlier this year, and I understand about looking forward to laying about with old magazines and movies. It was almost (except for the pain) bliss. Our lives get too busy I think, dictated only by ourselves. Good luck with your recovery.

Carol said...

Thanks for the comments you left on my blog... which leads me to believe your surgery went well (since you are reading blogs!)

Can you come over and clean at my house? See, its summertime and there are only so many hours and there is the garden and all. I've got a million excuses... maybe I should type them up nice and neat (instead of cleaning) and then hand anyone who comes over a copy to read?

But I do like coming home to a clean house!

it's all about the journey...