Panda Bear met a friend on the weekend. She thinks the friend wanted to be invited over. However, the Panda Bear's apartment was a mess and she usually does not invite people over.
When the Panda Bear first moved into the apartment, ten years ago she had people over. The Panda apartment was clean. The Panda Bear likes to cook and her guests liked her food. However, the Panda Bear could not stand all the suggestions she got for home improvements. She felt this behavior was very rude. She thinks it is just as impolite to make suggestions about people's living arrangements as making suggestions about the hostess’s cooking. At that time the Panda Bear was working full time at a new job and going to school part time. She did not have time to do anything extra.
While the Panda Bear likes to cook, she hates domestic projects. Domestic projects are for the Panda Bear like taxes-possibly useful but life would be nicer without them. Martha Stewart would not get rich in a world full of Panda Bears. Therefore, the Panda Bear felt it was easier and pleasanter for her to meet her friends as restaurants. Many of her friends are also home challenged.
The Panda Bear still gets very annoyed that the still culture(including friends and family) puts the burden of house keeping on the woman in familes even if both the man and woman work for time.
The Panda Bear was talking to some coworkers about house cleaning. They all said it was hard to time to keep things cleaned and organized while working full-time. The Panda Bear does not feel like cleaning after she come home from work(except her new micro daily clean of one tiny area). She will do a little cleaning during the weekend.
Earlier, this week the Panda Bear heard someone on NPR talk about hoarders. The Panda Bear knows some people who do live in small apartments and hoard. The Panda Bear is not a hoarder.
However, the Panda Bear feels people who live in small apartments have hard time keeping things clutter-free than those living in big houses.
The Panda Bear took some ibuprofen and her thumbs feel better. She strained the tendons on her fingers when her wrist was in a cast.