All This Cleaning..I Hope She's Worth It!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
October 21, 2010 10:44am CST
We're going to pick Mum up after tea. Yes, folks, the Queen Mum is paying us a visit! Nah, she's not that bad actually but I tend to make that extra special effort to clean a bit more than usual. I've even used some Windowlene today because polish doesn't clean glass properly. The mirror looks like new. Bit old-fashioned but at least it's not streaky! John's doing all the driving though. He's such a sweetie travelling all that way after work (we shall have our tea first) but he's borrowing his Dad's car which is efficient on diesel and easier to drive. So, Mum, worry not, we shall get there in the end! I even managed to watch "60 Minute Makeover" in the middle of my tasks. Wow, how efficient am I?
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@derek_a (10903)
21 Oct 10
- I know exactly what you mean. My sisters were coming up last week for a visit and both of us were tearing around the house getting it clean and tidy.. I have to ask myself why because I grew up with my sisters and they knew exactly how untidy I could be. So why am I preparing my house to be quit for a queen to visit? But mostly, it is my wife's idea to tidy everything up... I don't think it looks too bad actually! _Derek
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Oct 10
Us women like things all neat and tidy..it's inbred I reckon! It will be fun to get out and about because I can't really do that on my own and shopping with Mum is entertaining to say the least.
@SangsTurks (1447)
• India
22 Oct 10
ur effort to please ur mon is so sweet..... and mom's have always been the same. I guess when we get to their age we too would behave in the ame manner that they behave in!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 Oct 10
I have no children of my own but when Mum was my age (44) I would've been 24 so I guess if I'd brought someone up who was that age now I would expect him or her to be as house-proud as Mum and me lol. As for my brother..Mum's not allowed in and he lives around the corner from her. I don't think he's spent a bean on the place since moving in 20 years ago!! I live 100 miles away and aim to please! Maybe it's a female thing I don't know.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
She would sure appreciate it! She'll be thinking, my - what a nice girl I've raised! Yes, she's definitely worth it. I love my mom, too. Luckily she's not the fussy type, and it's usually me visiting them, so I don't have to do the extra cleaning.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 Oct 10
Mum's not fussy really but if I'd not made the effort at all she'd say something or make not so subtle hints lol. I shall be visiting her house next week and I'm looking forward to the change of scenery.
• United States
22 Oct 10
I think cleaning for family is overrated. after all, they are comming to visit you, not comming to inspect your house. And if you feel like your house isn't clean enouph for some one,then yeah clean it up some, but I wouldn't run around with my head cut off, and wear myself out. How are your guests going to enjoy visiting with you, if you are too tired to hang out with them?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 Oct 10
I know what you're saying but I'm OK and I've not worn myself out..just made more of an effort, that's all. Fortunately, this house isn't that big.
• Portugal
21 Oct 10
janey thats cute that you and your hubby are doing all that for your mummy^^ thats too sweet of both of you^^ im sure that she deserves also or else you wouldnt working so hard^^ im happy that you will take a cup of tea with her^^ i guess she doesnt visit you in awhile so im sure she will love to see you^^ and also will notice that you made an effort for her^^ you and your hubby are great^^ wish you the best in your mummy's visit^^ have fun^^
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Oct 10
Awww thank you so much for your kind comments, they mean a lot, they really do.I'm looking forward to having company whilst John is at work tomorrow as I'm so used to being on my own in this house..it will be a nice change for me. Mum has a tough job so she is on holiday and I want this to be a proper holiday whereby cooking is banned and we go out and about, having fun. Next week I shall go back to her house and chill out with both my parents and the two cats. No computer there either which isn't actually a bad thing..although I shall miss my friends on MyLot for sure.
@GardenGerty (87574)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Oct 10
Knowing company is coming does make me clean a little bit extra. I appreciate the times that hubby does a lot of the driving. I am hoping that you are not really stressing out over Queen Mum. Good you took a moment to watch a show.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Oct 10
Yes, I'm kinda addicted to 60MM. It's been a recent thing since I found out what time it's on..2pm each weekday on ITV1. I did try and watch the catch-up on the ITV player but my computer is old so cannot cope with it, which is why I now watch it live. It's the only programme I watch during the day. As soon as it finishes I turn the telly off as I have things to do!I'm totally stress-free now, thanks.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
21 Oct 10
My house is not spotless...it never is. I can't do much, so it falls to hubby to do it. He tries, he really does, but he misses a lot. I don't want to say anything, because he tries so hard, but its a big house, and it get ahead of him. When we were trying to sell it and had people coming to see it, it got cleaned up pretty good, but now we took it off the market and it tends to get a little messy. But, you know what? It's not filthy. Just a little dusty and everything is not always where it's supposed to be, but it's ok. If people don't like it, they don't have to come here.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Oct 10
My hubby is helpful too. Especially with the washing-up and ironing. He does try to clean surfaces, etc, but I reckon I'm better at doing that for the simple reason that he hasn't had to do all that when I wasn't around. He had an annoying habit of hardly having the hot water on but I've changed that because there's nothing worse than no hot water (especially when we CAN have hot water) if you see what I mean. I would love to visit your big house and a little dust here and there doesn't harm anybody. We have high ceilings so I'm sure there are cobwebs in corners but if I can't reach them, I can't reach them and that's that!
@hushi22 (4941)
21 Oct 10
9/10? hahaha. nah....im pretty sure you were really able to meet your goal and managed everything. =)
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Oct 10
Well, I was certainly cutting it fine cleaning the kitchen floor..but I managed it before my hubby came home from work..oh, and I cooked some food as well. Not normally good at multi-tasking but I had to today!
@doormouse (4619)
21 Oct 10
i used to feel the same whenever my mum came over,she'd always find something to clean,even though i'd already done it,but i hate ironing and i used to leave it til she came over and then say,oh bugger i forgot to iron,,she'd then go and get the iron out and do it for me,,lol,,since she got ill she does'nt do it anymore
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Oct 10
Sorry that your Mum is ill. I reckon my Mum wouldn't be a very good patient if she ever became ill because she's more energetic than I am. Doesn't do my ironing though!
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
21 Oct 10
Sounds like you've been a terror on wheels with all that cleaning. Hope you have a great visit with your Mum.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Oct 10
Thank you. I've never stopped (not that the house is a tip) but I tend to put some more elbow-grease into it when Mum comes to stay. She did the same for me even though we're back here lol. It was lovely seeing my Dad as he makes me laugh. I will be staying at their house next week and I'm really looking forward to it. Mum likes it in Carlisle as it's a very laid-back place where shopping is fun rather than a chore.