Monday, March 09, 2009

A moan

I am fed up with housework. I've got to be honest, it's not my strong point. I do have a bit of a weird obsessive compulsive in me in that I like things to be in their proper place or in neat little piles and get irritated when they're not. But actual dusting and getting into the corners is not my favourite past time. Which is a shame as it seems to need doing ALL the time! As soon as it's done it needs doing again! I work pretty hard (most of the time) during the week and just do not want to spend my weekends sweeping and hoovering and dusting and all that other crap. This weekend for example I went away to my friend Emilie's to help her celebrate her 30th birthday. I had a great time, came home tired and hungover and managed to ignore any gathering dust. I then go to work this morning, work all day, come home and go for a run with the dog and just as I am planning to settle down for the night and watch last night's Lost, I suddenly start noticing how dusty everything is and spend the next hour cleaning because I can't bear it - argh!!! I can't be alone in being completely and utterly fed up with this? Maybe I should just try and be like my friend Lyndsey who takes great pleasure in cleaning?

Anyway, moan over and in the mean time here's some pictures of me and my friends from university dressed up in an 80s theme for Emilie's birthday at the weekend. I decided to channel Joan Collins in a Dynasty stylee...nice. However despite the fact we look horrendous it was a lot more fun than bloody dusting :)


oreneta said...

Oh KATE! I soooo agree, indeed I was debating a post on that very topic. Loathe it completely. The dust, fortunately I can largely live with, and I basically let everything go down hill till I am REALLY grossed out,as in I think the guests might not want to touch the light switches...then clean like a fiend.

That said, the dishes and counters are always clean....

Kate said...

That's so like me - I ignore it until I just can't bear it any more, OR I have people coming over!!

Time is nigh to pay someone else to do it methinks :)

Boo and Trev said...

I was going to say that maybe you need to get somebody to go round with the hoover once a week.
But in the meantime I want you to repeat these quotes like a Mantra. The first from Quentin Crisp
"I have a message of hope for the housewives of England," he had said. "After four years it doesn't get any worse"
And secondly Joan Rivers:"I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again."

Helen said...

It could be hereditary - I too hate it. But does anyone actually enjoy housework? I do like how it looks after the cleaning, but it doesn't last. I remember when you were little making you sit still and watch tv or go out and play so the house would stay decent for maybe half an hour.

It's the repetitiveness of it that is soul destroying