Sunday, June 7, 2009

cleaning (gulp)

So, things you may not know about the dreamer.  I am VERY messy.  Very, very, very messy.  My apartment was definitely turning into a fire hazard (although some claim it was turning into a bio hazard).  So, naturally, instead of cleaning it myself, I exercised me right to pay someone to do the things I don't want to do... my little sister.  I can't say my mother was too happy about the arrangement, but my sister is currently unemployed, and I'm paying her a very fair wage, more then she'd make working in retail or something.  She spent five hours today.  She did things like take all my plants down and wash my window sill... incredible.  

The Sophie Cat does NOT like the cleaning thing.  The cat doesn't even like it when I clean, but having someone else there while it was happening, was seriously not working for her.  I find is sooo funny that she doesn't like cleaning any more then I do.  She hides generally.  I think she doesn't like the changes that happen.  Things get moved, things get removed etc... Plus there is of coures the noisy vacuum.  

Currently, the cat is lying on top of my arm.  It makes it hard to type, but I think she is incredibely relived that I am no longer cleaning and trying frantically to make sure it doesn't start again... and it won't, till tomorrow.  My sister is coming back when I'm at work to continue tackling the disaster zone.  

Interestingly, my mom looks at this as exploitation.  I look at this as humbling myself enough to admit that things are out of control and I need help to get things back... 

4 comments:

SocialWkr24/7 said...

Man! I wish my unemployed sister didn't live in California! Then I would TOTALLY pay her to come clean my place. It is also rapidly approaching bio-hazard level. I don't think my dogs like it when I clean either - maybe its just cause they've rarely seen me do it in the 5/6 years I've had them... :)

Still Dreaming said...

yeah, Sophie sees the vacuum every now and again (all that fur) but real scrubbing and cleaning, almost never!

Anonymous said...

You know it might make a huge difference to all the sinus problems you've been having - so keep an eye and see how things are with that over the next week. If you find it's better then you'll know to have your sister around more often! Seriously, if you have a cat and you don't vaccum that much it would certainly (I think) contribute to sneezing, nasal irritation etc

Still Dreaming said...

I agree, that's one of the reasons I'm doing it!