I am not a great housekeeper. I have been taught the ins and outs, but have much preferred doing anything else instead.Growing up, there was always a plaque on the wall that read’My house is clean enough to be healthy and  dirty enough to be happy’.

I have made this my motto. I guess you could say my house looks ‘lived in’.
Over the years I have decided that the dust on the TV blocks any radiation, that dirty windows blocks the UV rays, as well as the dust on the furniture protects the wood beneath.With that in mind it was while I was in the bathroom the other day and saw all the hard water marks on the shower screen.

I thought to myself “Self, you really should clean that”. Then ‘self’ answered back with wisdom, as always, that the water marks on the screen will continue to build up and create a ‘frosted glass’ effect.Therefore, the cleaning of the shower screen has made its wayto the bottom of the ‘to do’ list while getting a manicure and pedicure gets closer to the top.

The following poem by Rose Milligan, puts cleaning…or at least dusting, into perspective.

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

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