Thursday, September 29, 2005

A question to all y'alls

Seriously, runners, we're busy folk. I personally work full-time, coach part-time, train, and still find time to have a husband and have a few other interests. But one thing that really stresses me out is coming home to a filthy house. I don't know why, but when I was single and lived in an apartment by myself, everything was always clean and tidy. Since I got married, though, I can't keep anything clean. I thought I would actually gain time when I got married because Dave would just be here instead of me having to make time to see him and travel to see him. I just don't feel anymore I have the time or the energy to keep the house clean. But not having a clean house makes me angry!

I've been contemplating hiring a cleaning service. We hire a service to make our lawn look great in the summer, why wouldn't I want the same for the inside of my home? Do any of have a cleaning service? I just think it would eleviate some of my stress if I didn't have to come home to a dirty house and could concentrate my time on other activities.

Running's been going pretty well this week. I did a nice 6 mile run on Tuesday and yesterday I did somewhere between 3-1/2 to 4 miles in my neighborhood and then through a park. I tried to map in out on Google but when you live in a still-developing area not everything shows on the map.

Talk to y'all later.

6 comments:

jeff said...

smsmh and i share the cleaning. i handle floors and trash, she does bathrooms and dusting. we both do the kitchen (if you cook, the other does the dishes), laundry and generally keeping the house straight.

but then again, we have groups of people over at our place all the time, so we have to keep the place looking decent all the time.

Flatman said...

Well, for the past 6 years, my wife hasn't worked and she feels that she can do all of the house work (her decision, not mine!). My son started kindergarten this year and she actually got a part time job so as not to be bored. She still does most of the work around the house, but I try to help out where I can (I still do the yard work). If it gets to be too much for her, we will definitely hire a service! I don't want her spending all of her spare time cleaning! I would rather her spend it with us...

Val said...

As a stay at home mom, you'd think our house would be spotless since I'm home to clean it. However, you've seen Cyclone Carrie in action so it isn't hard to realize our house is usually a disaster! We've talked about a cleaning service too... might actually have to do it w/ this second kid coming. At least the new house will have a dishwasher. Yeah!!!!

Michelle said...

As an official Georgian now, I think the correct term is "y'all", even for the plural. wink wink
;-) I think my standard of housekeeping lowered after I got married, because my husband is a self-proclaimed slob. Besides that, there are more people to clean up after. I do try to keep it clean and tidy, especially if we have guests, partly because I prefer a neat house, and partly because I think it's more of a reflection on me, even if it's his mess. But--I also figure if he doesn't care, and the dog and the baby certainly don't care, then no sense trying to be all Martha Stewart. But that doesn't really answer your question, does it? Do you subscribe to Angie's List?

Meredith said...

What's Angie's list?

Michelle said...

people can make comments/recommendations, etc. about services in the area, but you have to subscribe. Maybe it's sort of like the Better Business Bureau or Consumer Reports, except run by the consumers themselves. I haven't used it, but some other friend's have, and seem to like it pretty well. I think you can get to it online, but I have no idea how much the subscription costs. By the way, I didn't mean to make it sound like Brian doesn't do any work around the house. Generally, he's in charge of yardwork, maintenance, and home improvements, and even does the occasional load of laundry. It's just that on the day to day upkeep of the house, he's pretty messy.