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Saturday, April 28, 2007

At least my fridge is clean

I may not have vacuumed the carpet for far too long
There may be a quarter inch layer of dust on every surface in my house
And I may not have gotten the back yard raked
But at least my fridge is clean.

There may be dried toothpaste on my bathroom counter
The ring around my bathtub may be bigger than Saturn's
And there may be little fingerprints on the walls all the way down the hallway
But at least there are no longer apples rotting in my crisper.

The kitchen floor may have more food particles on it than it did two hours ago before I swept it
The windows may be so dirty I can barely see the streetlights
And my dining room table may be cluttered with discarded papers
But at least there are no more unrecognizable green fuzzy substances in Tupperware containers at the back of my fridge

There may be 2 baskets full of rifled-through clean clothing and a mountain of dirty clothing in my laundry room
The leaves on my plants may look grey instead of green because of the dust
And my bedroom floor may be nearly obliterated under scattered clothes, books, and other assorted things
But at least there is no more spilled soya sauce dripping down the back of my fridge.

Sometimes you just need to lower your standards.

10 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds good to me! I figure if I can accomplish one thing, no matter what else I have to do, it's been a good day!

Pamela said...

Now would be a good time to clean mine, because it darn near empty!!!!

I actually worked in the flower beds today. It was beautiful, I wore my hat and my sunblock.

Joyce said...

AMEN!!

andrea said...

Careful, Heather ~ it's a slippery slope. If you don't watch out you'll find yourself cleaning the garage and retouching all the paintwork! Two weeks ago I dusted. It culminated in me cleaning out the storeroom that you couldn't get into any more and "I'd been meaning to get to" for about 3 years! I feel very holy now and must go preach my amazingness everywhere...

marnie said...

Like Pamela, my fridge is completely barren except for a hunk of green cheese.

Why do I keep the green cheese? That IS the question.

Whippersnapper said...

Hey! Wanna come over and do mine too? 'Cause if there's anything better than a fridge you've cleaned, it's a fridge that someone else has cleaned for you!

I loved this post, by the way..

alfaking said...

Wow, very poetic, yeah? Good inspiration.

Gina said...

Yup, I need to learn that, I think.

Vicki said...

this makes me feel at ease.

Thank you

Linda said...

You should have entitled this "Ode to a Clean Fridge." I have never read such an inspiring poetic piece about housework before.