sadly, i have no real excuse as to why i haven't blogged in what seems like forever. work has been busy, then we went on vacation, then i was just exhausted. you know how some weeks all you want to do is come home from work, lay on the couch and just tune out? well that has been my life for the past couple of weeks and i have loved every quiet moment. then, last night i had posted on a friend's fb wall and she responded with some very kind words and mentioned that she hoped that i would be writing again. so, thank you katharine for inspiring me to come back. sometimes you just need a little push.
writing hasn't been the only thing i've ignored, as i've also felt super uninspired about cleaning. yesterday our housekeeper aida came and after about a month without her our house was looking pretty janky. over the past three years, aida has been coming and cleaning our place every other week. it's a luxury that i 100% indulge in, as neither jeff nor i want to do laundry or scrub floors - and i realize in typing that that of course no one LIKES to clean, we just have to. again, a reason why i'm a lucky girl. so, every other tuesday one of my most favorite things is to walk through our front door and breathe in that just cleaned smell - and also to get notes like these from aida.