Monday, January 7, 2008

Gratitude Monday – A Bit Of Housecleaning

It’s never occurred to me until now; I’m grateful for being able to clean my own home.
This is not to say I like it. I was not successfully domesticated and I’d rather do almost anything else. Ideally, I’d rather do nothing.

Yesterday I was getting after the built-upon grease and grime on my ceramic stovetop. I had the energy, will, and stamina to finally do a proper job. I realized I was happy to do this. The initial reason is obvious. I’m recovering steadily.I get more done and nap less afterward.

Then I looked further. I turned it over and tickled its tummy and realized I have a home to look after and it doesn’t take that much work.

Also, we rented Soylent Green the other night. Among its other toothsome points the population was so great homeless people slept on stairwells. We have something similar here with homeless people taking shelter wherever they can, especially in the cold weather.

My husband and I have a home to ourselves,and I am happy to look after it.


the Bag Lady said...

Hear, hear! The Bag lady is grateful that you are recovering, and she, too, is grateful for her home (even if she does have to clean it!)
There are so many tragic things happening in this world, and your Gratitude Monday helps remind us how very fortunate we all are! Thank you for that.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you Bag Lady. And you're welcome.

Crabby McSlacker said...

I love any post that has the tags "home cleaning" and "soylent green."

Another great gratitude post, thanks!

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Yes, housecleaning sucks but it sure beats most of the alternatives!

Leah J. Utas said...

You're right, Bunnygirl.
Crabby, those two just go together so well.

Reb said...

Great to hear you are starting to feel better!

I too am grateful I have somewhere to clean and call home.

Arachne Jericho said...

I got a house a few months ago and it's nice to clean it from time to time. It's my place and all. (Mortgage and all... yowch.) It's cool to take care of it; I never realized before.

I'm glad you're recovering. Many hugs.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you,Reb.

Hello Arachne. Good to see you here. Thanks for the cyberhugs

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Greenlady said...

Wonderful insight Leah and shows how easy it is to show gratitude for everything we have in life. Of course, it takes losing one's health to fully appreciate having it in the first place. So glad to hear you are doing better.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Greenlady. Thanks for the visit.