Tuesday, March 29, 2011
It's always tricky thing to get the fridge and kitchen cabinets cleaned out. We are down to a half bag of frozen corn and one egg plus one can of artichokes and one can of evaporated milk. Doesn't that conjure up a lovely dish for lunch??
I'm hoping that the same cleaning lady who was called in when we got here comes back after we leave. I have been worried that she thought we made the mess we found on arrival. I just can't bear the thought that someone would think poorly of our housekeeping skills.
We did have a monthly cleaning lady for a while when I was still working and taking care of my mother as she started her journey through Alzheimer's disease. One day she was arriving just as I was leaving with my vacuum and a bucket of cleaning supplies to go clean (as a gift) for a young, single-mother friend who was completely overwhelmed. She just shook her head and offered the opinion that it would make far more sense for me to stay home and send her to clean the friend's house. Well, that day maybe it would have because it must have been a school vacation week in April, but I can't even tell you how much I loved cleaning day, coming home to a freshly cleaned house after work. Undisturbed vacuum tracks on the carpets--what a thing of absolute beauty.
Any way, our time is getting short, but we will look forward to returning next winter. Right now, I have to get out for my walk to the beach. We had a big thunder storm last night, so the whole town smells fresh and clean today.