House Cleaning Blues
by Ellen Bailey
I have the house cleaning blues
I look around and see so much to do
I look at the walls, the windows, and the floors
I see heaps of dust layered like boards
What I need is a good house cleaning crew
But where to get one, I haven't a clue
I asked for volunteers, but none would relent
Their community spirit, it seems, had been spent
I could wish for an occasional hurricane
For me, that may not be such a bad thing
I could raise the windows and open the doors
And be done with these house cleaning chores
But hurricanes don't occur where I live
So its left up to me to clean this crib
I have devised a plan to get the job done
Since I can no longer depend on anyone
My plan is as simple as it can be
One that is not very taxing on me
My walking shoes I will lace up tight
And from this nightmare I will take flight
Turn off TV and turn on the radio.
Do dishes and pick up 10 things that don't belong in there and put them away or throw them away.
Clean out microwave- if clean scrub kitchen sink and counter
Clean out one shelf or cupboard- now we all have to have a untiedied shelf or cupboard.
Put away the mess that you have made. If done sweep floor.
Clean outside of stove- if clean, clean off cupboard doors.
Chat, eat lunch and work on the rest of the list we have for are everyday stuff.