IT'S THE ODDEST things that make me happy sometimes! Most satisfying too.
At work in the wee hours... by the way... I recently started doing a part-time cleaning job at our local performing arts center. I'm glad it's not cleaning grocery stores or downtown offices...nothing wrong with that, but there's a certain romance in putting to rights messed-up dressing rooms. Maybe there's a feeling of being 'backstage' even though the 'stars' are long gone when hubby and I arrive in the wee hours. We're titled "Housekeeping" which, in my view, sounds a whole lot nicer than custodian...or janitor, don't you think?
So, there Miss Molly and I were vacuuming the large lobby and putting everything to rights.
Mmmm.... seems vacuuming gets rid of a whole lot of debris, not only from the floors and carpets, but from my mind too. Having to get up so early, roused from my toasty snuggery on a wintery night, takes my soul a little adjusting to the task and uncovering the 'beauty' in it.
Sometimes I have to look a little harder than other times... but as I methodically move back and forth, the rhythm soothes my own mind and brings order to the chaos of clutterd thoughts. How often have I gotten inspiration for a new piece to write or figured out what's been fretting me. Amazing, God doesn't seem to mind visiting when I'm vacuuming...often I'll catch the 'still small voice' whispering something inside.... funny, I can hear it above the roar of the cleaner too.
So tell us already....what was the satisfying bit? Oops...
we're meandering... why, it's the sound of sand and gravel, stray candies and peanuts, and other whatnot ca-plunking and clattering up the hose. I ask you, what's the use of vacuuming if you can't hear it complaining as it gets whoosed up?
Ooooo...this could be one of those teeny tiny pleasures from my list yesterday.
Well there you have it... more funny things that tickle my fancy. Now on that note, I best be off. We're meeting friends for lunch and then we're going to see Meryl Streep in her latest film, The Iron Lady. Looking forward to the outing.
Wishing you the BEST day.........
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