A couple of those comments were left by the courageous Anonymous on my post entitled Confessions of a Lazy Mom and Housewife. That post was an expose of some hot spots around my house, and things I tend to let slide. Here is one of those comments:
"i think your[sic] all lazy if your[sic] a housewife and cannot even bother to do an hour or two of cleaning a day, you should be fired....Sure, things can slide when you have kids and cleaning dust isn't the most important, but it shouldn't be forgotten and should get done! I have [a baby] but I still manage to make my home acceptable."
That irked me a little bit, I guess. It's not that I don't agree with what she's saying; as a housewife I have a job to do, but lighten up a little bit! Nothing in my post was staged, but at the same time it was meant to be somewhat tongue in cheek. Who doesn't have some clutter around the house? If there wasn't any stuff, it would be a museum, not a home. Believe me, I work around here, and my home is completely acceptable!
Now, before I saw those comments, I intended to do a little post on my houseplants (yawn). As it turns out, it was that Confessions post in which I showed you this:
I also said that once I watered it and all that, it would perk right up. I did, and it did. Here it is now:
I also wanted to show you something cool that I found at the dollar spot at Target a couple of weeks ago: watering bulbs like the ones you see advertised on TV, except these are green plastic and only cost $1. Can you see it in the plant above? It's on the right. They really work, releasing the water over several days. The soil isn't moist on the surface, but I guess that's because the water is released deep at the roots.
I put them in my ferns that are hanging on the porch, too.
And, the finches did build a nest, and there are six eggs! I hope all goes well.