Archive for the ‘Housekeeping’ Category

Here’s the scene. I am on a chair, standing, in heels, with one hand on the top of the chair and the other holding a phone, peering behind a low bookshelf. My cat is on the floor, crouching, with her paw underneath the bookshelf, looking perplexed. On the phone is my friend Jason in Japan. Underneath the bookshelf, is a mouse.

So how did I get here?


I am not a list maker. Well, unless it comes to nicknaming gentleman, but that is neither here nor there. What can I say? Too much organization makes me twitchy. When one of my favorite lady friends showed me a spreadsheet of her clothes, I almost hyperventilated.

I, however, do not. I believe “gross” would be the appropriate word here. Gross, smelly, unsanitary, vomit-inducing . . . you get the idea. To give you a sense of just how gross it gets, let me offer a comparison. When I do wash the dishes, my sink stays clean for one to two days. […]