I’m Frightened

13 Nov
The Sixth Sense

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In order not to spoil the tone of today’s post, I will advertise that there is a new poem on my sapoems blog here, instead of at the bottom like I usually do.  Shameless self-promotion is rigorously advised if I want to up my hits.

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Now that I have a new kitchen and bathroom, something terrible is happening…I have learned to notice dirt.  When the equipment was antiquated, cracked, damaged, yellowed, stained, it was easy not to see dirt.  Now it is sparkling and twinkling and fresh and I have to clean it all the time if I want it to stay that way.

Last night, for example, as I was brushing my teeth, I noticed that the bathroom window sill needs wiping again.  That’s the third time in as many weeks; I don’t think I cleaned the old window sill that many times in thirteen years.

The first thing I did this morning, after a wee and a prayer and fussing the dogs and a cup of tea and checking my emails and writing the other blog post and another cup of tea and thinking about breakfast, was to clean it. 

I don’t know what’s wrong with me and I don’t like it.  I’m going to have to call in Bruce Willis because, like Haley Joel Osment in ‘The Sixth Sense’, I see dust bunnies….

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15 Responses to “I’m Frightened”

  1. vivinfrance November 13, 2010 at 10:36 #

    Poor Tilly. And does that sparkling clean kitchen induce you to bake cakes and make soup? Or would that mess it up again?

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    • Tilly Bud November 14, 2010 at 12:32 #

      Viv, what is this obsession with cooking? You are making me feel inadequate (they say the truth hurts) 🙂

      TBH, I did make a meat soup yesterday. It started off as a stew but I forgot to thicken it.

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  2. flo November 13, 2010 at 12:45 #

    I sense Viv know you well!

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    • vivinfrance November 13, 2010 at 15:34 #

      flo: I feel as though I do, but we’ve never met – merely supported each other through thick and thin and OU courses.

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    • Tilly Bud November 14, 2010 at 12:30 #

      She does 🙂

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  3. slpmartin November 13, 2010 at 17:36 #

    I’ve just about finished going through each room of the house doing touch up painting, replacing this and that…and sad to say…I have noticed the same problem of dirt now being noticeable..I have considered wearing very dark sunglasses inside in order to correct this problem, but shall wait to see how you address this cleaning disease. 😉

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    • Tilly Bud November 14, 2010 at 12:29 #

      Shriek! No-one has ever put me in charge of the cleaning before!

      I prefer your solution.

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  4. Amanda November 14, 2010 at 01:33 #

    your humor is wonderful, I do remember going through the same “quandary” after we remodeled I have to tell you it won’t get better, you’ll be forever wiping things up, but Hey it is your sanctuary no harm to expect it to stay wonderful looking!

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    • Tilly Bud November 14, 2010 at 12:29 #

      Thank you Amanda. I’d put money on it not staying wonderful, if I were you 🙂

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  5. JennieB November 14, 2010 at 12:29 #

    Careful now; this may be the way to OCD! (I empathise BTW!)

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    • Tilly Bud November 14, 2010 at 13:10 #

      Don’t worry! As soon as I learned that OCD involved regular cleaning, I knew I was safe.

      Thanks for the empathy – always welcome, and to be played upon 🙂

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