Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I am not a "housekeeper"



Years ago, when I had four kids in five years, I realized that having a clean house was an unrealistic (and unreachable) goal. My house was where my family resided but was never my primary role.

I still feel that way. It seems kinda sad to retire only to spend your remaining years doing nothing but cooking and cleaning for yourself. You really need to get a life!

Anyway, this attitude creates a problem when I'm having guests. I'm doing Easter dinner for ten people and I have to start cleaning now. The menu is:
  • Baked ham and salmon
  • Hash brown casserole
  • Four bean salad
  • Waldorf salad
  • Dinner rolls
  • Relish tray
  • Cherry pie
  • Lemon meringue pie

Then after the guests and food are all gone. I will start back on a diet eating vegetable soup and sugar free jello. I am getting SO BORING!

3 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Dearie, with two kinds of PIE, who is going to be looking at your housekeeping? My eyes would stay strictly on the pies...what a delightful menu you have planned...

Bevie said...

Not too boring, J.

I'm giving you an award. You can claim it from my blog: The Great Sea.

Haven't had Lemon meringue pie in years. Sounds tasty.

Ordinary Jo said...

I SOOOO love your graphics! The top one describes my life now, and the bottom one has long been my life's motto. I am the eldest daughter of a perfectionistic housekeeper, and burned out early on cleaning and tidiness. These days I figure that if someone can't tolerate my messy house, they probably weren't true friend material, anyway!