I have only one problem with cleaning my house. I become a monster about every crumb left sitting around on the counter, even a small ring of water from a slightly wet cup needs to be dried up.
We hosted a little shared dinner the other night so I did a quick clean of the house. It was needed and sometimes having people over is the motivation I need to make it happen, you know, more than a tidy up. Once I had it clean, I couldn’t stop making my kitchen counter perfect. I was obsessive! I was thinking, no wonder I don’t do this all the time. It’s so nice to have a clean house but I hate always watching and making sure it stays that way. It’s exhausting.
It’s said that a clean house gives people joy but it, honestly, turns me into a snappy, tired, crazy person.
And then, Rod comes down and reads what I’ve been writing and says “You should clean up every drop of water.” and my response is “You should!” because I’m super mature.