To answer a few of your questions.
I drink a POT of espresso every morning.
I'm allergic to dust. I live in a very old house, in the middle of a cornfield, and it's true that it is dusty, and harder to keep clean. If I don't keep the dust at bay, I get sick. Bronchitis. I only have carpet in the livingroom. Did I tell you my house is small?
I just wanted to say that I only spend about 30 minutes a day on the house. I have a very small house, and I have everything purged and in order. To clean my livingroom? I dust for like five minutes, if that, and run the vacuum for about five minutes. Flip cushions, voila...I'm done. I clean the TOILET everyday....I only have one. We have hard water, and two boys in the house....it freaks me out. I'm not washing woodwork every week, and moving furniture. Just wanted to clarify. My house is far from spotless. I do what works for me. One of the commenters said that they couldn't function unless the house was in order. I'm the same. I have ADD. I'm serious. If the house is a mess, it's like a huge block in my mind, and I can't function. I've learned that keeping things in order helps keep my mind moving forward. Do I work the schedule to the T every week. Of course not. Sometimes I say 'screw it' and knit.
Someone asked why PW isn't on my favorite blogs anymore. Honestly, it got too big for me, and overwhelmed me to go to it everyday. Seriously! I don't know how to explain it. It didn't seem too personal to me anymore, yet I do go there every few days and enjoy it. Love her recipes, love her.
Yes, Glen went to the physical in my underwear. If he knew I was telling you this....oh gosh. I don't know beans he'd be spilling about me. Maybe the fact that I don't even wear underwear anymore? There.....I spilt it myself! I feel like I'm smothering now if I wear them. He was called into the office, and to go straightway to an appointment that they'd set up for him. LUCKILY, he didn't have to take his pants off.
We are all so different and wonderful. We have different gifts, and interests. Homemaking happens to be my passion. I love to give of myself in that way. A warm, fresh bed to sleep in, a soft afghan to cozy up with in the living room a clean toilet to potty in. Underwear always washed and ready (for Glenco), the simple comforts of home. It's how I express my love.
Be happy with yourself for who you are, and where you are. If something frustrates you about the way your home is, change it. A little thing here, a little thing there. Please know that I can do it, so can you.
I'm here to cheer you on all the way.
PS That soup rocks.