Monday is my main housework day. I tend to let things go at the weekend, just pushing the hoover around and keeping on top of the kitchen, with a bit of washing and ironing thrown in for good measure. Oh and I swish the bathroom. Actually, when I think about it weekend is pretty much like every other day regarding housework.
Anyway, the house gets a good tidy up after the weekend and after a school holiday it gets a bit of extra TLC. I don't mind admitting that after cheerfully waving them off to school and college I like to eradicate any signs of my pesky kids who have upset my home loving equilibrium for days on end.
So I thought I'd make a list of all the 'little jobs' that have been done today and which have no doubt been carried out in houses across the country. In years to come when this blog is discovered by humans who have robots doing all their work it should make interesting reading. A bit like that ad in the 70's where the robots laugh at us mashing spuds while they whip up their instant gloop.
Anyway, today I have stripped and re-made 2 beds, turning the mattress of the single one. I've swept all the bedroom floors and the bathroom floor and swished the loo and sink. All the doors have been wiped down and all the upstairs mirrors have been cleaned. The lounge has had a good going over and I've hoovered and swept and mopped the dining room and kitchen floor. I've shoved 3 loads of washing in - although maybe I shouldn't have been so enthusiastic as I'm now struggling to get it dry.
I've wrapped 3 parcels and posted them, cleaned out a kitchen cupboard and paid a couple of bills, albeit from the comfort of my sofa.
Tea has been cooked, although Captain Birdseye should really get the credit for this, the dishwasher has been stacked and the kitchen has been wiped down, yet again.
Not bad for a peri-menopausal 50 year old with 2 stents.
I'm now going to watch The Handmaid's Tale while stuffing myself with truffles. Is anybody else watching this or have any of you read the book? Amy's studying it in English Lit next term.
Not a very inspiring photo but it sums up my day. Tomorrow will be much more interesting.