I’m back home in Maryland. I’ve been away more this summer than I’ve been here and sadly, my garden shows it, as does the laundry, the mail, the catalogs, the fur puppies under and around furniture, the dust…. eeek! It was much easier living in a hotel, going interesting places and learning things and then coming home to freshly made beds and clean towels.
Getting back from vacationing is sometimes harder on me then not going anywhere. I feel the pressure to “catch up” on everything I was already behind in when I left! 🙂 I know everyone is in this dilemma somehow. The ones with the perfect houses sometimes are behind in their paperwork or financial records. The people with great yards have so-so interiors and the people who make enough money, pay others to take care of the things they can’t get to…. but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t make me feel the pressure to keep everything going. I don’t have the funds to have someone clean the dust off my shelves and pretties… so it sits there and mocks me.
I am in the middle of major home renovations and the workmen are taking much longer than expected, so I have boxes of stuff everywhere and piles of things hither and yon and I’m just about to the point where I would like to just throw everything away and start over again.. but that isn’t very frugal, so I’ll keep my boxes and sort and sift as I can. At least I have clean clothes, a fairly good looking garden, a clean kitchen and a broom to keep up with the pet fur. I guess it’s not perfect like I’d like to have it, but then again, if it were what would I have to blog about?