How could any artist do without help of some kind? If we had to pick up our own “stuff,” or do all the gardening, or wash our own cars, it either wouldn’t get done, or we wouldn’t have time to paint, and create! I’m so grateful to have Ariceli here to clean our bathroom, kitchen, to scrub floors, and chase the herds of dust bunnies that have taken up residence on the slate floor, and under the furniture! The dust bunnies have become more elusive since we’ve had Daisy, our dog. They duck, and dart in, and out of sight, leaving me wondering if I’m seeing things! Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I was seeing things, they are called “Dust Bunnies!”
Sometimes when we are quietly enthralled in a movie, paying absolutely no attention to anything around us, out of the corner of my eye I think I see something roll by. Subconsciously it doesn’t even register until a couple of minutes later when, it dawns on me, ” What was that, a heard of mice, or dust bunnies? ” Rarely, if ever, in my life have I seen a herd of mice running through the house! So out of process of elimination, it must be a heard of “Dust Bunnies!”
Ariceli’s job has increased a little since we now have a dog, and a cat! It was bad enough to have Kramer in the house, he drags toys around, and shreds our books if we don’t put them away. We now are careful to hide reading material out of sight leaving me to wonder if Kramer is on the take, you know extorting money from Ariceli for getting us to clean up some of our own mess!
Today is the day we get help, and yes we do a little pick up prior to her arriving. Somehow, the few days before she comes, we get a bit messy, and leave things here and there. Our home is really small, and this doesn’t help, but still we continue to be messy!
After she has cleaned all the nooks, and crannies, steamed the floors, and herded all the Dust Bunnies, we always walk into the rooms with a huge sigh of satisfaction. I dread taking time to slow down while Ariceli cleans, but I love the times when we walk into our rooms and can’t see any shredded ropes, squeaky toys, leaves, or other stuff lying around. The house is fit for company, but we aren’t having any, so we’ll just sit here and enjoy the quiet, cool, of a clean house just the two of us! Ariceli is truly a “House Whisperer!”