With Amy!!! I am officially hanging up my superwoman sash and crown and introducing Amy, my new cleaning lady. Something had to give, and it is, to my delight, the housecleaning. I work full time- being forty hours of paid employment followed by 128additional hours of being full time chef, taxi, grocery shopper, laundrymat, floor washer, dish washer, pot scrubber, song singer, book reader, peek a boo player, dog walker, duster, toilet scrubber, night walker, pacer, rocker, mother and wife. I am thankful for modern sciences that allow me to remouve; sock darner, weed picker, crop havester, canner, chicken feeder, cow milker, scratch baker, wood chopper, slack mender, crocheter, quilter, knitter and diaper washer off my job description!- My ancestors must have had at least 5 extra hours in their day, I am sure!
I work at home with the sole goal of having more time with Ben. I found though that he was being put second at times as a result of the sheer magnitude of things that needed to be done that I am not able to during the day when I am working. Since I am devoting the time I would be house cleaning to my additional job some of the funds earned in this time could justifiably go towards some help. This is one of the best descisions I have ever made. Amy came yesturday and cleaned my bathrooms, dusted, vacumed, hand washed the floors, and scrubbed the stove and oven while I happily played with Ben the whole morning not caring when he napped since I had nothing to worry about doing but ...dare I say... RELAXING!!! I was so overjoyed with this prospect that I got carried away with my excitment and paid her double what she charges (she did walk to my house in a blizzard...). This is the first Sunday evening in about 6 months that I feel as though I actually had a weekend... THANK YOU AMY!!!