Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Three Word Wednesday

Awkward, Kitchen, Obsessed are the three words at http://threewordwednesday.wordpress.com/

Quest

I have moved to the sticks
but found myself in a bit of a fix.

My body is too awkward to clean my house
and I so I must leave it all to my spouse.

I tried to hire a cleaner to give him a break
and she left out the kitchen, what a mistake.

I'm in the house most days staring at the dust
so I've become obsessed, living in disgust.

My quest will continue each day
for a good cleaner to come my way.

A good job and a reasonable price
is all I ask in my mountain paradise.


This is apparently harder to find in the mountains! Photo by StockXpert.

26 comments:

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

If I lived closer, I could help you out. Do you have an extra room? Perhaps all of your blogger friends could come stay in a vacation paradise... a little cleaning too. :)

Rose

xo

Sherry said...

I love your first attempt at this...when we write from our heart, about life, about what we know there is a passion that might otherwise not be present. I admire and respect your courage and your strength.

tumblewords said...

Clearly trouble! I wish you luck. Reaching my own age has produced wonderful side effects - my vision isn't sharp enough to see dust and my mind isn't tuned in enough to care. I couldn't clean but maybe I could round up somebody to do it and bring 'em to you!

Jujee said...

nice rhyming, and yeh...cleaning is such a chore!

Heather Kathleen said...

please nod your head in curtsy and have your husband pick up the roses. EXCELLENT!!!!

TI said...

Great use of the prompts! And I know what you mean about the TV dominating the living room -- it's not just you. I feel the same way. And I, too, gave in to a very large screen. You do get used to it, trust me!
Your twin (just back from hiatus).
TI

Just Jen said...

I'd come in a minute! Use to work at cleaning house and I must admit, I am clean! :D
That's my biggest complaint right now, I've been in bed the last week with walking pneumonia and Hubby is in charge of the cleaning and it's driving me crazy!!!
How do you do it?
You are strong! Ignore the dust and watch TV on your trophy!!!

paisley said...

oh i hope you find one... it makes such a difference when somoen that knows how to clean does it... i cant clean for sh*t.... this was really well written....

forgetfulone said...

Oh! That was fabulous!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Having some physical limitations of my own, we are blessed to have found a good cleaner - I wish the same for you my friend. Peace & love, JP/deb

Nancy said...

You crack me up. I started giggling as soon as I saw the photo (after our last conversation)!
On a serious note, I do hope you find someone good. AND...I kinda like Rose's idea too!! ; )

Love and clean kisses,
Nancy

Felicia said...

Cute :)

Sandy said...

You make me wish I lived by you so I could come and clean your house and I hate cleaning. ha ha

Before my stroke, I used to be obsessed with my cleaning but now I've learned not to sweat the small stuff...those dust bunnies will always be there to clean later. I've leaned to become very patient.

Very nicely written, Tammy.

S

gautami tripathy said...

What great rhyming! I know how it feels. In India, we do have domestic helps. And the days they don't turn is well..hell!

Welcome to 3WW!

pepektheassassin said...

Great rhyme and sentiment! You meter is a little funky, but, what the hay!

Your house looks wonderful. (Gautami's not bad at turning a rhyme, either...). :)

paris parfait said...

A clever poem, Tammy. Hope you find someone to help out with the cleaning. xo

Pam said...

Hey, neat poem. Good luck finding yourself a housekeeper. Not only do they have to do a good, but you need to feel comfortable with.

And speaking of comfortable, how are you and your TV getting along?

Thanks for the Hattie hugs, they are needed.

TC said...

Welcome to 3WW! :)

Seems to me that a lot of people are obsessed with clean homes ;-)

pepektheassassin said...

She who would write must let the grass grow long. And the house get dusty....

:)

pia said...

I was just feeling incredibly sorry for myself. Then I read your story and this, and...
courting destiny: channeling Ava Gardner

TJ said...

Laughing...you nut!!
It would be VERY hard...very. I can only hope for someone to answer your prayers and come ready to shine ( personality and work wise)
Love You Tammmy
Kiss the hottie hubby
Love TJ

Chris said...

That was a very 'neat' poem. Very clean lines.

kate said...

Hi Tammy - I love your take on life and how you got your poem to rhyme. I will keep my fingers crossed that a good cleaner comes your way - how could a cleaner forget the kitchen?

LittleWing said...

the important things in life...paradise has dust too??!!!...

tinker said...

Good job on using the words - I wouldn't have known where to begin with that group!
Now I'm crossing the fingers of my other hand for a good cleaner to come your way - though I'm not sure how I'm gonna type with fingers crossed on both hands now :)

giggles said...

Hope you find one!! Love the poem albeit the content isn't my wish for you!! Good luck with that!!!

Hugs Sherrie