Four-week cleaning schedule

Life around home

I do not enjoy housecleaning. I enjoy only the afterglow. In fact, I have almost resolved to spend as little time housecleaning as possible for the rest of my life. But I do not enjoy a messy house either. In light of these facts, I tried an experiment that I just completed: my first month on a four-week cleaning schedule rotation, where I scrub for a few minutes each morning and that’s it…

March 19, 2018

Ladybug craft

Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: I think housecleaning is a waste of time. I have several friends and family members who really enjoy it, and I cannot tell you how much I admire them. I wish I could get inside their minds for just a bit and see what they’re thinking about while they do it. There’s a trick there […]

June 17, 2013

Dirt and dust bunnies

Life around home

Advice on spring cleaning: Do not attempt, if you can help it. In many ways it is a severe waste of time and energy. But if your fingers, like mine, start itching to turn the house upside down about the time the robins return, here is some counsel. (Free of charge. One size fits all. […]

April 5, 2013



I launched my very first “Hello World” post a year ago this month. And I’m going to celebrate with 30 days of quiet. (Your world would not fall apart if I didn’t mention this fact to you, but I thought I would share it anyway.) I had no idea that my first year would hold so […]

March 3, 2013