I Wonder if the Maid Misses Me?

I was sitting here today wondering if our maid misses us.

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... 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 feel a little silly admitting that I miss her just a tad. I have lost the will to livvvvve.....

And I have to say it would be nice to have her around just to help with a load or two of laundry I estimate I have washed 364 flippin' loads in the last three weeks .

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.  

Even our cat misses Tita L.  

Even our cat misses Tita L.