I bought a Shark Navigator vacuum this weekend. Mainly I bought because it was A LOT cheaper than the Dyson. It’s light weight and it’s very quiet in comparison to my old vacuum. So far I’m impressed with it’s performance. Dude has named it Super Purplelicious.
My sister Britt came for a visit this weekend with her two boys. She took my two kiddos plus her two, to see HOP. While I es-scap-ayed to see Arthur with my friend Amanda M. I thought Arthur was really funny and as long as you don’t compare it to the original you’ll really like it too. Pinky swear. However Britt said HOP may have done some permanent damage to her brain because it was so terrible. But all the kiddos loved it.
At church, on Sunday, we had a lesson on Honesty. I realized that probably 90% of the lies people tell (read me) are about perception. We want people to see us in a good, superior, happy light. We want people to believe that we’ve got all the bases covered. So here is the thing I’ve been trying to keep hidden for the last, oh, ten years. I am a closet slob. I don’t mean that just my closets are dirty. It’s my whole house. My whole house usually looks like a complete DISASTER. Dishes don’t get washed for many moons. Dirty clothes piled up to the ceiling. Trash that should have been taken out days and days ago. But here is the trick. I will clean if I know someone is coming over. I spend at least two days doing nothing but cleaning before someone comes over to my house. Then when friends and family see my house they “perceive” that I am a good housekeeper. HA!
I have tried to break the cycle of cleaning like a maniac for days and then zero cleaning. But I have yet to successfully break my bad habits. I know that if I just cleaned for 20 or 30 minutes a day I could save myself a lot of worry. Because I do spend a lot of time worrying about people showing up at my house unannounced. Because obviously I don’t want others to perceive that I’m the world’s worst home maker. They would condemn me as I condemn myself. I have plenty of time to clean. I use my time unwisely. I know perfectly well what needs to be done. Yet I still choose to do otherwise.
Hi my name is TK. Let the record so note that I am a slob.