Friday, December 21, 2007

There's No Place Like Home

Well, having clicked my heels and headed home to Hubby, I have to say that there truly is no place like home. While we had a great time visiting our family in Arizona, I think we are all glad to be back in our natural habitat.

You know. The ones with mountains of laundry to conquer. Or am I the only one who spends days doing laundry after a vacation?

I have to give Hubby his props though. He's a better housekeeper than me. This house was spotless when we got home. Things I had given up on getting brand-new looking looked brand new again. That's what happens when a perfectionist takes on a job. Whoo-hoo for Hubby's mental issues!!

Of course, it's much easier to keep a house clean when there's only one of you and you are gone 10-12 hours a day, I suppose. Unfortunately he was greeted with the normal chaos of family life when he got home yesterday: piles of laundry to be washed, piles of laundry to be folded and/or put away, dishes in the kitchen, wet towels on the floor of the kids' bathroom, crumbs on the table, make up and other "womanly" things on the bathroom counter. It was probably enough to drive him crazy.

But I bet he loved it!


Mylinda said...

Yeah! I'm so happy you're home! I hope you had a wonderful time! Have a very Merry Christmas! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Love ya!

Charity said...

I'm glad you are home safe and sound. I have perfectionistic issues too and I am also very likely to clean house when I am home alone. I always have LOTS of laundry to do when we get home too...I normally do a load every day, so being gone for a few days puts me way behind.

Melissa said...

Welcome home, Lori! Glad you all made it back safely. Great job to your hubby for having the house clean, but I do agree it was a bit easier than normal considering the circumstances. Enjoy the reunion of your family!

Leeann said...


Welcome home! I do have to say though, that as you were praising Ibrahim I was laughing to myself. One person, who is out of the house all day, doesn't get it too dirty! It is good that he went above and beyond, though. There is NOTHING like coming back home and not having it be a mess.

And yes, I have gotten to where I plan to spend the first two days after we get back from anywhere doing the shopping at the market and doing TONS of laundry.


stacey said...

do you rent out your ocd-inclined husband? :)

ValleyGirl said...

I'm sure he's excited to have you home! It's so true though, that it's great to be away, but it's even better to come home again. We're leaving today for the city and we'll be there until New Years Day, so you can bet I'll be more than ready to come home by then!!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!


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