Good grief! Today is one of those days I simply dread. Yep! It’s the first day of my two day clean- the-house days. I still feel the same as I did about twenty years ago when we moved into our home… well, almost the same. What has me worried is that I used to be able to whip through the house – vacuum, dust, clean bathrooms, and mop – all in one day.This was a good thing, since I cleaned our house every week.
But, now that my cleaning is accomplished with my reading glasses on, I find it takes twice the time to do half the job… well, almost. I blame it on being able to see a whole lot better with my reading glasses, but, I have to concede that I used to have perfect vision, so that probably doesn’t account for the huge time increase. I can blame the use of the reading glasses on my need to get the high allergen dust out of the house, not my twenty-year-older eyes.
The only saving grace about this whole housework routine is that I listen to my audible books while doing these awful chores. Currently, I am listening to Patricia Wentworth‘s first Miss Maud Silver’s mystery. I actually read Grey Mask before, but now that audible.com has her books, I want to listen to them in the correct order. I discovered Patricia Wentworth’s mysteries after receiving several recommendations from Cozy Mystery site readers for me to add her to the site. She is one of the Cozy Mystery author gems I have added to my ever-growing list of favorite authors. And, she definitely falls into the traditional definition of Cozies… which I LOVE!
I didn’t mean to go off on a tangent… but, since this is one of my breaks from those pesky house chores, I am guessing that is why I am meandering. And, now that it takes me twice the time to clean the house, I admit I only do a major house cleaning every two weeks… which is more than enough for me – but possibly not enough for my husband… although he absolutely NEVER complains.