Thursday, June 04, 2009
Life at the old ranch is pretty much down to a dull roar right now, people. The day has only been slightly interesting and not all that industrious, despite the visit from the woman from domestic help.
I was just finishing the dishes when she showed up and she is a most kind woman, dressed very nicely, not in house cleaning clothes, and as a matter of fact, we didn't do any house cleaning. What we did instead, was look at my weekly schedule to see on which days I had time to do which chores and make a very attractive list of all of those chores.
She also asked me if I needed any administrative help or if there was any other area in my life I needed help with. I said no, of course not, that it was mainly the household that had me defeated and she suggested that I don't turn the computer on until I had my chores done every day. She left after making an appointment for Thursday next week.
Since today is my day off, I was supposed to do a bunch of chores that was Thursday's work, and I started off with the best of intentions and did some things very well, but halfway through the list I ran out of steam and couldn't face the rest of it, namely the vacuuming and the bathroom. I felt totally futile and defeated and said," Oh what the hell," and quit. I'll have to try and do it on another day. I can't do that many chores on one day. I am not capable of it.
The Exfactor also came by and that gave me a good excuse for a break and to sit and have coffee with him. He came bearing a gift in the form of a bag with 100 coffee pads for the Senseo machine. I sure was happy with that. He had got them on sale somewhere and I like them.
We are now to the point that he can discuss his weekends with the Paramount in a normal way with me and I don't feel the least amount of jealousy . So we can each discuss with each other what we are doing in our lives without there being taboo subjects. I think it makes our friendship more comfortable and more true and I think he has a willingness to talk about it.
I feel so let down by the "domestic help." I thought they were going to help me clean the apartment and not just make a schedule for me to stick to. I could have done that on my own. Although knowing that somebody is coming next week is a motivator, but if I can't get it done, then nothing is going to help me much. The light household duties I can get done, it's the heavy duty stuff that I have problems with.
I tried to clean the front windows on the inside, but the result is dismal and I will have to do it over again. Properly!
Well, I am going to watch the news now and then walk the dog and then put my pajamas on. I don't think this has been a very successful day.