Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Panda Bear on House Cleaning-Updated 4/26/2011

Posted 4/26/2011

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.

Posted 4/21/2011
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.

Posted 4/15/2011
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.

Posted 4/12/2011

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.

As her broken wrist heals, the Panda Bear can return to her most hated chore of all- putting her home in order.

It was Panda Bear’s New Years resolution to do more housecleaning and to try to find some enjoyment in the process.

Of course, she has the incentive that once she gives the house a good cleaning she will have professional cleaner do a more thorough job.

Because, she is busy working full-time, hates cleaning , and gets tired at night, she attempts to do amounts of only small amounts cleaning at a time.  Every day she resolves to clean some tiny area.  

Actually, since she has broken her wrist she enjoys getting the wrist that was broken wet.   As she cleans the little area she has resolved to clean, she rejoices at creating order out of chaos.   She will look at the clean area much like a woman looks at the clean area in advertisement for cleaning products.

The Panda Bear looks at cleaning her apartment as an exercise in self-discipline and organization.    She feels she has some tendency at hyperactivity and looks at cleaning as an exercise in slowing herself down.

However, the Panda Bear still feels that in her version of heaven there are no household chores.

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