Thursday, May 06, 2010
You know how they say absence makes the heart grow fonder?It's so true -
I spent half the day* yesterday cleaning my house - not just tidying, real cleaning - Mr. Clean Magic Eraser-ing, scrubbing, cleaning the baseboards, vacuuming cobwebs, moving small appliances and cleaning underneath, dusting the DVDs, burning scented tealights - and you know what I found out?
I like my house so much better when it's clean.
Quite the revelation, right?
I wonder how much other stuff I would miss if I took a hiatus from it - I definitely missed shampoo when I stopped using it. I missed coffee when I stopped drinking it for two weeks last year. I missed eating meat when I was a vegetarian. I miss sweaters in the summer time.
But then there's some stuff I like, but don't really notice when its gone - like the smell of bubble bath or barbecued hot dogs or fresh apricots.
How would I feel if I turned off my cell phone? Or disconnected from the internet? Or put away my precious iBook? Or ran away and joined the circus?