Monday, August 24, 2015

It's Official

Okay, it’s official – we need a nanny! I always thought it would be great to have someone to take care of us, but I tell you, it could actually be more a necessity than a luxury these days. We grew up believing that by now we’d have four-day work weeks, people would retire earlier and what-the-hay, there might even be flying cars!!

Well, reality strikes. We work six to seven days a week.There have been many evenings when my husband and I are both at our desks in the evening (we’ve converted one side of the family room to a joint office) and hard at work. At least we’re together – LOL! It’s really quite cozy on a winter evening with the gas fireplace going and some music playing.

But just imagine -- how nice would it be to have someone call out, “Dinner is ready!” and you head to the table to enjoy a balanced meal, including a salad and dessert, with real linen napkins and a glass of wine? Or a big bowl of homemade soup, with big chunks of chicken, potato and carrot? Yum!

Each morning when you go to your sock drawer, there would be all your socks, matched and waiting for you to simply pick a pair and slip them on. No looking for that missing blue sock so you have a pair that matches. No stacks of laundry waiting to be washed, folded – or, as is the generally case with me, taken out of the basket and put into the drawers.

Can you imagine a coffee table with no dust, a floor freshly washed, windows so clean they sparkle?

It’s important to have dreams, right?


Karin said...

How about an au pair? For more info, please visit my website at or email me at I am in San Diego but can help arrange an au pair in your area!

Ccretter said...

I could SO use a housekeeper! I have no excuse really, home all day in a 1000sq ft house (we recently discovered that it's 200 sq ft less than we thought), but with all this yarn, who has time for dust?!

Libby McKinmer said...

Thank goodness for Tracy, our housekeeper! She comes every three weeks and makes my life so much easier.