Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The one that has very little to do with teaching.

Let me tell you the best part about this here blog.  My sweet mom read that my eyeshadow brush took a dive into the toilet and that I've been going sans eye make-up for like ever.... So guess what she shows up with today?  A new make up brush and a cupcake.  A Gigi's cupcake.  Ohmiword.  Do you have a Gigi's?!  Simply the best.  Now, I didn't want to let her in because Holy Hot Mess, Batman!  I haven't cleaned in a while and have eleventy million Sonic cups on my kitchen counter.  But a girl's gotta have her make up brushes and cupcakes.  So I told her to close her eyes and not pay attention to the fact that she was stepping on laundry...  I'm not kidding when I say I have laundry on my couch, the spare bed, and all over my bathroom and bedroom floor.  It's ridonk.

Speaking of many of you have someone who cleans for you?  More specifically, how many of you single ladies in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment have someone clean for you?!  Just typing that makes me feel ridiculous.  But I can't keep up.  I hit the ground running at 6am and don't stop until I get home {sometimes 16 hours later!}.  I teach, I tutor, I'm training to do ABA therapy, I have work to do for the online children's lit course I teach, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I have a family that I still babysit for two evenings a week {love them and they just keep having more kids!}.  And by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is clean anything.  I just don't know if I'm being silly by wanting someone to do it for me.  Especially since I don't have kids or anything.  I guess I just don't think I have a legit reason.  What do you guys think?  Will you validate me?!  I know you will. 

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Alright...I'm off to do some of the cleaning and laundry I've been putting off all week.  Zero fun for me on this Wednesday night.  {Pllleeeaaaassssseeee tell me I can get a cleaning lady.}  But!  Tomorrow is the last day I have to teach this week, so it's like tonight is Thursday night and tomorrow is Friday.  So that's nice.  The PD day on Friday might not be so nice, but who knows?  Maybe it will be productive and beneficial and completely change my life and my outlook on teaching.  Maybe.


Tammy said...

Maybe. :)

❀ Tammy
Forever in First

Tricia said...

I am afraid having someone clean for me would be work for me. I would have clean before anyone else came to clean.

Queen with Class

Laura said...

Girl, I feel your pain! I'm right there with you! I feel guilty for having someone else clean my "one person mess!" I say we should treat ourselves every now and again!

Peace, Love, and First Grade

Jennifer said...

PD being beneficial? That's funny!
Don't feel bad- I have made the guest bed my extra giant heap of clothes. Whatever. And clearly I will have to wash it all over again because it's all wrinkly.
Rowdy in First Grade

Lyndsey (A Year of Many Firsts) said...

Ha! I seriously could have written this post. I live in a 1 bedroom loft w/ no pets or kids, and I'm able to create a mess worse than 20 first graders. I do the same: work, babysit, tutor...the list goes on and on. Who has time to clean? I'm right there with ya about getting a cleaning lady.

LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I'm your newest follower.


A Year of Many Firsts

Kimberly said...

Of course you can get a cleaning lady! My college roomie (also a teacher) has a cleaning lady that cleans EVERYTHING (blinds, baseboards, light fixtures, she washes sheets, does the laundry, irons). I'm so jealous! I keep hoping her cleaning lady will head north a couple states and show up on my doorstep. Treat yourself girl!
Funky First Grade Fun

Emily said...

I feel exactly the same way. It's just me and my pups and I can't even stay on top of the cleaning! I am out of the house by 7:30 and most times don't sit down until it's time for bed! I have no idea how my coworkers do it while having a husband and kids to deal with! You are not alone. I give you full permission to get a cleaning lady! I wish I could afford it! =)

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

Cupcake said...

Haha girl I wish someone would clean for me. You're not crazy at all!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Mrs. S. said...

You NEED a cleaning lady with all that you already do. I say if you can afford one (and it sounds like you definitely can with all the work you are doing), get that off your plate and into the garbage! ;) Look at it like this...someone needs the extra cash, loves to organize and clean, and you will be a blessing to him/her! Go for it!!


Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

Sandy said...

I want someone to clean for me too! I don't have kids either, but I can't keep up either!!! DO IT!!! :-)

Unknown said...

No cleaning lady here...unless you count
First Grade Blue Skies

Mrs. Shelton said...

Well, you. I didn't have a cleaning lady until November. My mom got me 1 cleaning lady visit for my birthday. There is NOTHING like coming home to a clean house. I LOVE her! She had a baby at Christmas and my first cleaning session since then is next Monday. I have missed her so. I have NO idea how I did without her! So, can have a cleaning lady!

Kindergarten Korner

Tammy said...

If you want a cleaning lady, if you can afford a cleaning lady, get a cleaning lady!!! As fast if you can as long as you want!

Kristin said...

GET A CLEANING LADY!!!!!!! You deserve one with as much work as you have!!!!!!! And I bet it wouldn't cost that much since it's two bedrooms and a bath. DO IT!!! :) I used to have one (just married, no kids) but then we got a paycut so I had to let her go. I think I cried for a month. Now I cry and sit in dust.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kim said...

Hi Caitlin:
If having a cleaning lady makes it easier for you to do everything on that lengthy list, and it allows you to have one less thing to worry about in the process... you deserve it!
Besides, removing eleventy million Sonic cups sounds like at least a two person job...

Finding JOY in 6th Grade

Kerri Buckner said...

A few years ago I had a cleaning lady for my single self in my 2 bedroom 2 bath condo. It was heaven. I was super busy with school and church and it helped a lady out at church. She was out of work. But then she got a job (which was great for her) and I no longer have a cleaning lady. It was so nice to come home to a clean house. So I think go for it! I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be able to convince my fiance we need one but luckily he helps me clean.

Kim said...

Yes you can have a cleaning lady, if you can convince your father that we can have one too!!


Unknown said...

Oh girl, I'm in the same boat!! Embarrassing to admit it, but I could use someone around here! Maybe if I hired a cleaning lady it would motivate me to do more around here!
Teaching First

Keri Kelly said...

I say "heck ya!" It sounds like your plate is FULL...hmmmm...think about it this way-if you were giving advice to a friend in the same position as yourself, what would you tell her/him?! Besides, it'll give you stress-free time to enjoy your little nephews & nieces :)

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