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It’s a Love Hate Thing

Happens every single summer. I love summer. I love being outside, whether I am sitting enjoying the sunset, weeding, painting (and yes after all these years I might still again be up a ladder) or going for a walk.

But then I walk in the door and I hate it. I have dust dogs — much bigger than dust bunnies of course. The bathroom sink has enough dirt to be a flower pot. The mail sits unattended on the desk – good thing the bills get paid automatically. The dust.. pretty sure the novel in my head could find enough space for all it’s words in the layers of silt.

Seems like there are three options:

  • Ignore it
  • Hire a house cleaning service
  • Clean it

I can’t show you a picture of it because I’m outside. But I can show you some pretty pictures of something outside. Seems like the writing is on the wall doesn’t it? Dusk lasts until bedtime and the sun is blazing by the time I get up and outside I go…

Consider this your warning! The food is good, there will be laughter but I definitely believe in Scruffy indeed. Now excuse me while I go back outside!



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

12 thoughts on “It’s a Love Hate Thing

  1. I always look at the dust and wonder who is going to get it – then I realize it’s all mine – so I ignore it. Enjoy the summer while it lasts.


    1. I dusted two spots today as they were driving me crazy and left all the rest! I spent the day in the sunshine or in the kitchen processing food so as you said who cares! Bernie


  2. I feel your pain, Bernie. This is the time of year when I feel pulled in a dozen directions at once. There are just so many wonderful things I want to do … and housework is never one of them. Soak up every bit of summer time you can. The feeling has to last all winter!


    1. I’m with you Joanne — so many things to do besides blog and clean! Although today was a cool windy day (without enough rain) so I baked 4 items, cleaned 3 bathrooms, did 2 loads of laundry and dusted the 1 surface that was driving me nuts!! I also managed to finish my granddaughter’s sundress. Now the weeds are still waiting but whatever! Take care and it’s good to hear from you. Bernie

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    1. I actually did vacuum today — we were practically tripping on the dust dogs! Summer is short! Life is short! Dust never goes away — kind of like laundry! Take care and thanks for reading. I know things have been quite hectic for you. Bernie


  3. You are putting your Self Health first! How perfect is that? Embrace today as tomorrow comes soon enough!


    1. Now that’s a great spin on it except my mental health was a bit dodgy with all those dust dogs! The real dogs are easier to tolerate. Thanks for stopping in. See you in a couple of days. Bernie


    1. While we have had rain the mosquitoes are really not crazy at this point. It could change of course. We just have not had enough heat. Gardens and crops are so behind. Hope you had a good Wednesday. Take care. Bernie

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    1. All those “little things” that are the big things. The evening walk in the native prairie, the sunsets as they linger on. The dust heart I made in the kitchen window sill! Bernie

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