I had a busy day today. First I had to go on a visit and we spent time quite nicely, drinking tea, eating cake, gossiping and discussing world economic crisis. Then the weather changed for the worse and I decided that the rainy afternoon is the best time to clean the living-room.
It's been the first time the room got a deep cleaning since my housekeeper left me, and after thinking the matter over, I came to the conclusion that it's always better to do your housework yourself than to outsource it. I remember I read somewhere that the cleaning lady only cleans the centre of the room. Well, it's true. The windows got washed, but all the nooks and crannies never did. The dust was so thick, you could basically take it out with a spoon.
I spent something like two hours dusting behind the TV table and wiping the radiator and my husband had to order a take-out since I was completely exhausted when he came home, and I had to bake bread, too! Just like with everything else, the principle of good housekeeping seems to be if you want the job done well, do it yourself!
It's interesting that I just read a discussion on domestic servants where all the gals were nostalgic about them good old days, when you had a live-in cook and a maid, not to forget the butler and the gardener. It sounds very romantic, but in reality, it's not. You lose your privacy and the whole relationship balance gets disturbed by the presence of strangers in your household. It can be necessary sometimes, and if you can afford it, why not, but personally I prefer to do my own housekeeping.
In other news, my husband's colleagues got very interested in the muffins from yesterday and asked him to share, so now I'll have to bake muffins for all of them:)
I'm leaving you with this video from Rapalje, it's a cover version of The Crown and the Ring by Manowar, and I'd say a very original one; Eric has a better voice imo, but the music is awesome. We watched them perform live in Archeon last year:
Have a nice evening!