Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bah Humbug

still cleaning.
cleaning makes Taff cranky
should not the house be clean by now?


gayƩ said...

Hiyya Taff! What are you cleaning????? Christmas aftermath, gift wrappings, dishes, etc I suppose?
Hey girl, put your feet up, enjoy and relax. Cleaning is overrated!!!!!!
Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a fantastic 2008, with 365 days full of joy, love, photos and words. :)

kyklops said...

For me the horror of cleaning is only beginning--New Year's is the Japanese equivalent of "spring cleaning". Bah, humbug, indeed!

Minx said...

What is this 'cleaning'? There are more important things to do!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Cleaning? Oh no! Cleaning! It is enough to bring out the bah humbug in any sane and thinking soul! Go and relax, have fun, play. Put that cleaning stuff away!

witnessing am i said...

I am with the group on this one. It sounds like you have done some cleaning, be damned with the rest of it.

Give yourself a little time to relax.

Taffiny said...

The cleaning is done!!!!!!

(replies are 5or 6 paragraphs down)

Yesterday was our family Christmas get together at my house. Whew, it is over. Bit like a mad dash of spring cleaning (little bit to early to be Japanese and a lot too late to be American).
Next year I must, must, must do all the hard stuff sooner. Taking the fridge apart and washing all the shelves in the sink, and going about the house on my hands and knees scrubbing floors, does not put me in a jolly Christmas spirit.

Plus I can't cook, and am usually a nervous wreck when attempting to, in any way, be a hostess. But for me, this year, I would say I was comparatively relaxed, by the time they got here.

That darn Bob, got to love him, always, always, always saves home improvements till the last minute, sanding walls, and painting one, just the day and night before. Last year he got dust all over everything I had just cleaned, and I nearly knocked him out with my broom. This year, he taped up a plastic drop cloth so he kept all his sanding dust to himself.

My personal low point was kicking the shop vacuum cleaner, at 1am in the basement, as I called it names, for it was refusing to work. ( after I had dragged it out from the garage and carried it down the stairs, and found a way to plug it in, and..)

Every year something goes awry in the kitchen within days of the get together, usually the sink, and/or the stove, this year wasn't bad at all. The kitchen sink starting leaking underneath (whether we used it or not), so we put a bucket under it, and one outlet refused to work, but that only affected the toaster. (and as this was not a Charlies Brown Thanksgiving, I was not serving toast as a main course).

Each year does get better. Maybe by next year, I will have a workable, non-stressful system.


I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and that you will have a fantastic (great word) 2008! :)
Love that, full of joy, love, photos and words. Right back at ya!


Dreadful. It is wonderful to start a new year out all clean and fresh, but I think it is harder to go about cleaning everything when it is cold outside.


Indeed there are!
But my brother is a perfectionist, and I want him to feel tolerably comfortable in my house.
And I admit, I also want him to think tolerably of me.
He is the fine pressed suit, and I am the..crumpled miss matched floral whatever.


Today, today, today the cleaning stuff is away!
And I fully intend to relax. To spend time reading a book, watch a movie, play with my son,
and then
start nagging myself about my writing, and about "correcting" my stressed-out over-consumption of calories.
Not making all the cookies at once, proved not at all helpful, as I LOVE raw cookie dough.


Thank you, I appreciate your sentiments.
I had that attitude about the food. I had made it, darn it all, I had tried, and it was whatever the heck it was, and I wasn't going to sit there fretting about it.

Hope you all had a very Merry Holiday.

Thank you all for stopping by. I have missed visiting you.