I found this under the windshield wiper on my car a couple of months ago,
with an ad for a cleaning service:
I saved the paper to use on my blog, but all I could think was,
"Are you kidding??'
I mean, a clean house is a nice thing to have. As we know from TV, hoarding is pretty undesirable and clutter is something we all have to deal with. But I can think of so many other things that are signs of a good life - a loving family, dear friends, work we care about...
Here are a few quotes on the subject that make more sense to me:
"Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it."
"At worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived."
By the way, I'm wearing my apron in this photo because I'm making dinner, not cleaning!