Tag: Dirty house

Make Like a Tree and Leave

Make Like a Tree and Leave

“Don’t you love fall foliage?” A friend of mine asked as we watched brilliant leaves of red, orange and gold waft down from the trees. “It’s such a beautiful time of year.” I rolled my eyes. I had no patience for the leaf lovers, the autumn enthusiasts, the fall foliage fanatics. I had bigger fish to fry. I was a…

A Post-Apocalyptic House Cleaning

A Post-Apocalyptic House Cleaning

Every summer when the kids go away to camp, two things immediately happen. First, I cry. Then I clean. Whether or not the cleaning is an emotional response to being a temporary empty nester, I don’t know. But regardless of the catalyst, there is no doubt that after ten months of solid kid abuse, the house is in dire need…