Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

18 Sep

Yesterday, I showed you my house, prepared for Pseu’s visit:

Below is my house on Monday morning (and every morning) before the great clean up that takes a huge chunk of my day; at least six minutes.  What a waste of blogging time.

If a cushion falls in the front room, does anyone care?

The house often asks me, If you clean me, do I not get messy all over again? And I have to answer, Yes.

I wouldn’t say we look like this every single day, because we don’t.  We only almost always look like this every single day.  The distinction is important.

Especially when I’m arguing with the Hub.

In everyday life, no one can hear you clean.

49 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life”

  1. adinparadise September 18, 2012 at 09:38 #

    Housework is a never-ending story. Monday is my worst day for losing out on blogging time. 🙂


  2. vivinfrance September 18, 2012 at 10:38 #

    Brilliant. No-one notices but the clearer upper anyway, so why bother!


  3. sharechair September 18, 2012 at 11:21 #

    If I am having company in 3 weeks, why clean now? I’ll wait until the time gets closer.


  4. misswhiplashmisswhiplash September 18, 2012 at 11:36 #

    what an outstanding photo of your packet of Maltesers….


  5. bluebee September 18, 2012 at 12:05 #

    There’s a poem in that last line


  6. winnwords September 18, 2012 at 12:28 #

    Having already established my own “un-Martha-ness,” I don’t feel I need describe to you the regular state of affairs as far as housework goes at my home. Certainly the whole idea of trying to make a place that is lived-in appear NOT to be lived-in is quite ridiculous. I do it when guests are coming-that’s it. Oh, and double for parents.


  7. sanstorm September 18, 2012 at 12:43 #

    If a cushion falls in the front room, does anyone care?

    Yes. Jesus and sparrows and all that.
    Everything is eternally significant. Even cyclical tidying.

    *faints from own profundity*


  8. mairedubhtx September 18, 2012 at 13:23 #

    My sentiments exactly.


  9. SchmidleysScribbling September 18, 2012 at 13:26 #

    So you have a few odds and edns laying around. So what. Lay around the world lays with you. Clean and you clean alone.

    I like your floors. The dogs have ruined mine. Dianne


  10. terry1954 September 18, 2012 at 15:18 #

    very nice room!!!! and i saw the package of maltese!!! lol


  11. Patti September 18, 2012 at 15:19 #

    We host various book and Bible studies on a regular basis – it’s about the only thing that could force me to clean on a regular basis. I like that phrase – in real life no one can hear you clean – that captures it well.


  12. Three Well Beings September 18, 2012 at 15:53 #

    You are my kind of pal, Tilly! I so agree with you. What is more important? Blogging time, or keeping a spotless house? Well, some would say I had that attitude long before I started blogging, but now at least others know what I’m doing with my time! I love ordinary days! I’m grateful for each one! 🙂


  13. laurieanichols September 18, 2012 at 16:46 #

    Your two pictures made me think of the game in magazines that ask you to find all the different things from the pictures. Your house isn’t messy, it is lived in and enjoyed. I’m sure that your house would agree with me lol. I love the chair railing and the wall covering underneath it, I love stripes.


  14. evilnymphstuff September 18, 2012 at 16:47 #

    Hehe I love the photos! They’re very fit for this week’s photo challenge. What’s more of everyday life than the sofa and living room!


  15. Amba Nair September 18, 2012 at 17:41 #

    But I love running around the house cleaning it all up 5 minutes before I have friends over. Makes life that much more exciting now doesn’t it? Psst: I spy a Maltesers pack! 🙂


  16. theonlycin September 18, 2012 at 18:05 #

    Quentin Crisp was a great advocate of not cleaning, he said that – after 4 years – the dust never really gets any worse. Eat Maltesers instead.


  17. Pseu September 18, 2012 at 18:28 #

    I wouldn’t mind cleaning if it all stayed clean. Windows are the worst.


  18. aleafinspringtime September 18, 2012 at 18:57 #

    If it’s any consolation I tell myself “A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.” 😀 Sharon


  19. Tom (Aquatom1968) September 18, 2012 at 20:53 #

    Yes, I noticed the Maltesers there on the side, and thought Tilly’s teasing us today… folk can hear me clean. I sing. I don’t sing very well, and people can REALLY hear that!


  20. grannymar September 18, 2012 at 21:14 #

    Who was it said keep half a dozen Get Well cards sitting about and if callers arrive when the place is untidy, they will think it is because you are unwell! 😉


  21. lanceleuven September 18, 2012 at 21:21 #

    Is that a copy of the Sun I see there? Sinner!!! 🙂


  22. kateshrewsday September 18, 2012 at 22:21 #

    Love this. Resembles my house 🙂


  23. benzeknees September 19, 2012 at 00:16 #

    Housework is the most stupid thing in the world – you wash a dish & then someone wants to use it & you have to clean it again! Same with carpet, cooking, laundry, etc. You have to keep doing the same things over & over. Such a waste of blogging time!


  24. eof737 September 21, 2012 at 23:44 #

    I see the maltesers so it must be Tilly’s! Lovely shots. 🙂


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