Yes, you read that correctly. If not a maid, then someone to at least come in and cook for me. I don’t know how single people living singly do it. Last night I took out 4 bags of trash (kitchen, freezer, fridge, dining room table trash, bathroom and a few other odds and ends). And I did 4 loads of laundry (I’ve discovered that I have waaaaaayyyyy too many items like towels, socks, underwear and sheets). Cooked dinner. Folded laundry and got to cross off 3 items from my list. (I only have 1 left! YEY!) Whew! ALL after working 9 hours. Don’tcha feel sorry for me?
Tonight I have grocery shopping to do and then I think I’ll be done for a bit.
I sure hope it was all worth it.
(Actually, I know it was all worth it – it is just a lot of work to do. I guess the wise old saying “clean as you go” that Mom tried to drill into me as a child is finally making sense – after, what, 40 years? Well I guess it is better late than never. I actually like having things put way in their places…all nice and neat. I even threw away some *stuff* that I had been saving for who knows what. Yes, Mom, you read that correctly – I THREW AWAY SOME USELESS STUFF! *GASP* (not much, but some))
The other thing that I learned is that having fewer towels, socks, underwear and sheets makes for more frequent laundering, but it becomes a lot less overwhelming. I had been of the mindset for a while (about 6 years in fact) that if I had 30 pairs of *unmentionables*, then I would only need to do laundry once a month. This strategy worked well for quite a few years when I would gather all my washing and take it over to a friends house. But now that I have the convenience of a washer and dryer, I haven’t changed my ways. Well, no more. I’m going to do laundry once a week. Period.
So the North Shore Knit Out begins officially on Friday morning, when Marylin and I get up and make our way over to Kate’s house. Kate is going to have a variety of food for us, including chili (one of my favorites) and I have the movies (Jane Austin makes for some great knitting entertainment). But on Saturday and Sunday the Knit Out will be at my house. Which means I gotta cook. YEY! I GET TO COOK! I’m going to make my Mom’s spaghetti recipe from when I was a kid – the best stuff EVER! – and probably do some kind of something else for Sunday (I’m thinking soup, not sure yet). And THEN I get to prepare for Thanksgiving. Cornish Hens, here I come!