Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CLEANING FLUID



The other day, I splurged. I hired a cleaning lady…
I should have been thrilled…
But I felt wired…
Like ten cups of coffee and an impending panic attack.
While on one hand (complete with cleaning rag)
I knew this non-cleaning time…
Would be a great time to write and submit.
But on the other hand (with another cleaning rag in it)
As I sat at my computer to write…
I couldn’t…
I had to see what she was doing…
To make sure she was cleaning ‘my’ way.
I was stealth.
Unfortunately though…
I saw her stiffen each time I stood behind her….
Watching each swipe she made.
Finally, I realized I was stalking her…
So I made a cup of joe…
Went back into my office…
Sat down at my computer…
Turned on the Internet radio...
And took a deep breath and e x h a l e d…
I felt my mind relax, flow.
“Senora, he terminado.”
“What? Oh your done? Great.”
I looked at the clock…
Wow, four hours…
My house was clean.
But more important…
Four queries sent and four pages in my W.I.P.
I know it doesn’t sound like a lot…
But that’s OK.
A process is beginning.
And you?
What do you do to concentrate on writing?
And has your writing been fluid lately?

Always, Em-Musing

9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stalking your cleaning lady!
Glad you relaxed and got some work done.

Gossip_Grl said...

Great post, and glad you were able to relax and get some work done. :) I have a couple of inside the house projects going on right now, so haven't been able to concentrate on anything but that, and working. :/

Jessica Bell said...

I have a cleaner that comes every two weeks. It's bliss :-)

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh, to hire a cleaning lady. I used to be one and you would think because of that my house would be spotless. Not so much.

Arlee Bird said...

Amazing how much work we can get done when we don't have to work.

Lee
Wrote By Rote

A Beer For The Shower said...

I can't bring myself to hire a cleaning lady. Something about letting a complete stranger see my filth that just shames me.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That is progress!

I used to have a cleaning lady but I found I would clean before she got there so she wouldn't think I was a pig. LOL

Carol Kilgore said...

I have a cleaning lady. I love her! But I still clean. The day she comes, the dogs go to the groomer, I wash their blankets, and I pick up things that no matter how hard I try to keep picked up always manage to end up on counters and tables. But once she arrives, I work. It's awesome. I wish I could afford for her to come every week. But I have to sell more books first.

lbdiamond said...

LOL! No stress there. ;)