I’m making this Part 1 — simply because I know there will be more Stuff down the line. And don’t get me wrong — I’ve already got heaps of lessons under my belt. But this last thing — The Thing I learned this week — It’s a real jewel and I just wanted to share it with everyone.
I mean EVERYONE. EVERYWHERE.
My daughter runs a business out of her home that keeps her mega busy and…THREE kids. So a while back she got a cleaning service. When I stayed with my granddaughters this week — Mom and Dad were on vaca — the cleaning service came for their twice a month cleaning.
I have to tell you — my daughter’s place was clean when I got there. Very clean. At least to my standards and you are looking at a woman with nearly life-long OCD. Whenever my SO and I would have a fight — I’d take a scrubber to my cooktop to diffuse my angst. Yeah — that’s me.
But when these ladies left — the place nearly sparkled. And smelled so nice. I can’t remember a time when MY whole house was clean. All the rooms — together — at the same time — as the floors and the toilets. And the appreciation for the intelligence of My Child grew in leaps and bounds.
Her Momma didn’t raise no fool!
So right then and there I got online, found a cleaning service in my area, and booked it.
Yesterday they cleaned my house. It was all that I hoped for.
Because this morning I realized something. Actually a few somethings.
Not only did my home smell nice and yummy, but I felt more Free. I didn’t have an internal to-do list floating around the back of my head whenever I looked at anything in my house. I could just enjoy being in it. In the moment. It was zenlike.
The thought occurred to me that this must be what it feels like to be The Man in My Life. He always knew I’d take care of the grunt work. LOL
Now I know — the cleaning service is coming — I can relax about all that!
The cost of the service for a once a month spit and polish is so abysmally small in comparison to The Peace I just found.
I know it probably sounds kind of silly to those of you who can simply walk past a dirty floor or scum in the shower and shrug your shoulders. I cannot do that. I will still make my bed every morning. But once a month — someone else will be changing the sheets.
Knowing that housework is off my To Do list has added to My Quality Of Life in a way I never imagined. Peace Of Mind between visits of the cleaning services, not just enjoyment of My Home. But it’s true. I have a new sense of calm this morning which wasn’t here yesterday.
Elves do exist. They just moved up the career ladder from their night shift work as cobblers and gold-spinner to working for cleaning services.
May Goddess Bless Every Single One.