I did some quick calculations and realized that she had been gone
22 days, 23 hours, 20 minutes and 29 seconds, or:
OR 1,984,829 seconds,
OR 33,080 minutes (rounded down,
OR 551 hours (rounded down)
.... about 3 weeks or so, if I had to take a rough guess.
Preliminary calculations also show that she should be back from vacation in about
10 days, 3 hours, 20 minutes and 6 seconds, or: 876,006 seconds, OR 14,600 minutes (rounded down), OR 243 hours (rounded down).... oh, a week or so I'd hazard.
It's funny how sometimes you don't realize what a big help someone can be... I feel a little silly admitting that I miss her just a tad. And I have to say it would be nice to have her around just to help with a load or two of laundry
how in the hell can THREE people and a cat eat and poop so much?????? Yesterday I actually considered doing double duty by just washing the dishes in the toilet ... and how much you appreciate them Oh, Tita L., why have you foresaken me????. I have lost the will to livvvvve..... I estimate I have washed 364 flippin' loads in the last three weeks .
I feel a little silly admitting that I miss her just a tad. And I have to say it would be nice to have her around just to help with a load or two of laundry
And I have to say it would be nice to have her around just to help with a load or two of laundry
I've had a lot of time to reflect over the last few weeks about how things are different when Tita L. is not around. There are definitely pros and there are cons. I made a list, just to see if one outweighs the other.
PRO: We have total privacy. We can run around the house in our underwear whenever we want.
CON: It's not a pretty sight.
PRO: I don't have to listen to Tita L. sing "My Heart Will Go On" as she irons.
CON: I've taken to humming "Suicide is Painless" under my breath as I iron.
PRO: I don't have to put on my happy public face in the morning when I drag my tired butt into the kitchen.
CON: Smilin' Vic and Kiddo have applied for American citizenship so they can "take the Fifth" in response to anything whatsoever I might say or ask of them before my morning coffee.
PRO: Nobody outside our family sees how messy we can be.
CON: This post almost didn't happen; thank goodness I finally found the computer stashed away in the pantry under a load of socks and between two boxes of Betty Crocker cake mix.
PRO: I have mastered the settings on the teeny tiny Turkish washing machine.
CON: The Turkish washing machine has begun speaking to me ... and NOBODY else in the house can hear its taunts.
PRO: I finally know that nobody is covering for Kiddo if she shirks her kitty litter cleanup duties.
CON: I know this because of the ominous green glow that now encircles the kitty litter box.
PRO: Nobody calls me "Madam" ... for the first time in ages I don't feel like I'm running a brothel.
CON: I really miss Tita L., for more than just her cleaning skills. She is much more than a maid; she is a lovely, lovely, kind and caring human being.
I miss Tita L.