but when the last one is out the door, I get a shiver of excitement.
It's just me and my beautiful house for the rest of the day on housecleaning day! Why would I hire a maid? "Life's too short to clean your own home"? Seriously?
This is my favorite time of the week- thanking my kitchen table for all of the homework it helps support (Yes, I talk to the flowers AND the kitchen table), thanking God for the clothes my family wears- that they're growing every year because we're all well fed, dusting the baseboards and wondering if all of the dust and bunny hair count as another pet....
Maybe my time alone with my house is peculiar, but it's mine- all mine. Most of the world can't say that.