There’s only one thing that will help me unwind after a rough day, and today I did it a whole new way. It started with a special delivery to the house; my pulse quickened immediately. As soon as I was able to shoo the children over to their father’s for dinner I was on that package, grinning ear to ear. Before I knew it I was gripping with both hands and working up a good sweat, murmuring my wonderment and appreciation as things progressed. Sure, I had a take a break to welcome the kids back and get them to bed, but then I picked up right where I left off. Afterwards I was spent; exhausted but satisfied.
Ooooohhh, baby. Sometimes I forget that when I order something from Amazon, it tends to arrive in just a couple of days even when I select “please ship the cheapest possible way, perhaps by burro if that pleases you.” My Hoover Floormate is everything it promised it would be. I cleaned ALL the floors. The wood is streak-free and the tile and vinyl are shiny. The entire house is lemony fresh. But the very best part is the joy that can only come from pulling out the reservoir and proclaiming “EWWWWWWWW I can’t believe that was all over my floors!” A tear sprang to my eye, I tell you. All that black sludge, sucked up into my new wonderful machine; if only life could always be tidied up so easily.
Anyway, I feel much better, now. I predict this feeling will last until the children tromp in with their muddy boots after school tomorrow.