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Social Burnout

That's me tonight. Socially burned out. I have been in perpetual motion on Persona Paper, Scrazzle, Twitter, Facebook, and HubPages and even my computer is telling me it's time to quit by slowing to a crawl. I think I'm going to shut down for tonight, lean back in a recliner, and finish Loudman 's book before crawling into bed.

Tomorrow is a busy chore day. Someone is coming to do her version of cleaning our house. It's not exactly my version, but it's more than I can do myself right now. I just wish she had her own transportation. Taking her back and forth on my shopping and cooking day is a pain, as is having to supervise and instruct and keep running to get things she decides she needs. Our other cleaner was a pro. She brought her own materials and tools. But she moved away.

I'm not going to dig for a photo, since this is just a personal post anyhow.

Goodnight, All.

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bestwriter wrote on September 20, 2014, 2:00 AM

At this point in time one would not be interested in looking at any photos but spend time sympathising with you specially having to pick up your cleaner and get her back. Never heard of anything like that!! Your social involvement with so many sites is a feat that could easily enter the Guinness book of records. I am glad your pc has warned you that it is time to call it a day emoticon :grin:

JanetJenson wrote on September 20, 2014, 3:53 AM

I have never had anyone to come in and clean for me. So many of my older relatives did that kind of work for a living and drummed into me 2 things: 1) Always do you own cleaning, and 2) get an education so that you will never have to do as we did (somebody else's). I cannot believe, though that your person does bring her own supplies.

Scorpie wrote on September 20, 2014, 5:11 AM

Fairy tales don't always have a happy ending, do they?

MegL wrote on September 20, 2014, 6:06 AM

Here is a Pixabay photo you could add. I am providing the link, so you can credit it: Sorry to hear about the problems with the cleaner. Maybe you should look for one who follows FlyLady. Flylady uses zones for cleaning and provides daily reminders for these plus her mantra is "You can do anything for 15 minutes", so she spends 15 minutes on a job and often that is MORE than enough to complete it, even if we originally thought it would take HOURS and if it isn't finished in 15 minutes, well, you come back to it another day because hey, something done is better than nothing! And also, even housework done incorrectly blesses your family. There are people with health problems who follow flylady principles and find they can get a lot of their own stuff done. By turning your cleaning person onto Flylady, you would provide them with a useful education and they would do your house on the Flylady principles so you would know it was getting done. Flylady helps us to "love" housework, by recognising that we deserve to live in a house that is clean and tidy (this is when you are doing your own house). Suppose I ought to turn this into a post!!!!!

melody23 wrote on September 20, 2014, 11:41 AM

Your cleaner sounds about half as good as my mums, at least they drive themselves but they are useless! She only needs them to do certain things that she is unable to do but most of the time they don't actually appear to have done anything and I end up doing it when I go down. They also don't bring their own supplies

BarbRad wrote on September 20, 2014, 12:36 PM

I got a good night's sleep after reading Loudman 's last story.

BarbRad wrote on September 20, 2014, 12:42 PM

She is part of the household across the driveway in the mobile home in the Templeton house. It works well when she cleans that house, but she doesn't have her own wheels and she isn't a professional cleaner. She's more like a paid helper. My previous tenant was a professional cleaner. I could tell her what I needed, she did it, and I could leave while she worked. This new arrangement is more like having a daughter helping. My husband says she also has vision problems, so she doesn't see everything. She mostly cleans floors and bathrooms, work I can't do very well with my neck in this shape. Nobody touches the kitchen counters but me. (And the ever present ants.)

BarbRad wrote on September 20, 2014, 12:42 PM

I still have my prince charming after 50 years.

BarbRad wrote on September 20, 2014, 12:49 PM

I appreciate the thought, but that picture just isn't me. This isn't a shareable post anyway. I am a bit of a Flylady already, but most of the jobs i have to do are sorting jobs that simply are worse 15 minutes after you start than before you started. The next day you can't remember what goes in which pile. Nobody can do those jobs but me until they don't matter anymore because I'm gone.

BarbRad wrote on September 20, 2014, 12:53 PM

She means well and it does look better after she leaves. I just need to tell her what to do. She uses some sort of steam cleaning thing on the hard floors instead of doing it by hand. Perhaps all I need is to get her little cleaner, which she does bring with her. WE mostly hire her because she needs to earn extra money -- the same reason we hired her predecessor.

Feisty56 wrote on September 20, 2014, 3:14 PM

Funny, I was feeling the same way last night and again today. I'm doing a bit here and there, but not getting much accomplished. Hope you return feeling refreshed and re-energized.

Scorpie wrote on September 20, 2014, 3:26 PM

You rule!

BarbRad wrote on September 20, 2014, 4:02 PM

All I need now is some uninterrupted time. We are cleaning now. At least my office is done except for one spot missed.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 20, 2014, 4:31 PM

I'm burned out on housecleaning, and I've barely scratched the surface of what needs to be done. But I need it done before Monday morning, so everything else is going to have to wait.

allen0187 wrote on September 20, 2014, 10:34 PM

Hope you feel recharged today BarbRad . How was LoudMan 's story?

JanetJenson wrote on September 21, 2014, 2:04 AM

A colleague once hired a kitchen helper to get food ready for a very important faculty luncheon, and when she got home the helper had left...AND eaten all of the food.