The truth comes out!
I will be the first to admit that my house has never been described as spotless. Although my home is clean, it has always been cluttered with half finished projects, pieces of mail to file, and reminders of things I need to do.
While working, I always thought that one day, my home would be immaculate. All my mail would be filed. I would have no unfinished projects. My house would be just like those I had seen in magazines where people could stop by at any time and admire my domestic skills.
Did I mention that freshly baked cookies would also be at the ready?
Well, it has been three years since I retired. And while I work part-time, volunteer, and care for my parents, I have not found the time to create that home of my dreams.
Frankly, some days it looks worse than when I worked full-time with a very grueling schedule. As I think about this, I believe it is now time to admit the truth. I hate housework. There....I said it. No matter how much time I have, I will never have a home that is always "guest-ready".
And now that I am older and wiser, I can say that I really don't care!