And ALL day long I've reveled in my 'clean' house....the house I worked SO hard to straighten up before we left....so I could come home and let our bags explode all over the place....and I could rest knowing the disaster was only surface deep.
I had dreaded picking up our dog, but we all missed her so much....most of her that is...except her hair. I missed Foxy Loxy but for most of today.....she wasn't just Foxy.....she was the dog that sheds......a LOT......coarse, white, wig-sized piles of hair EVERYWHERE.
Dog hair that congregates into balls of fur.....poofballs that fly ahead of my every step as I walk down the wood floored hallway. White strands of hair that hang like a cloud whenever she shakes or is pet lovingly. Ah yes, the fur. The fur that left over a week ago and stayed at Marmar's house while we were in Maui. The same hair that caused them to vaccuum 3 extra times during Foxy's visit.
Oh yes, you've heard of it, the dog hair that has me obsessed with every thing that is dropped on the floor.....because I end up having to pick out each hair when it doesn't come out in the wash. white, solid, javelin-like strands that poke out from our clothes as they hang dry. Argh, dog hair.
I know, I know, Foxy Loxy has as much a right to share this house as the rest of us....I just wish she'd learn how to sweep so she could pitch in!
I say all of that because I really HAD revelled in our clean floors ALL day LONG.....and the above statements were my topic of choice......but then we brought her home, our dear Foxy Loxy. And I gave up the fight, resolved to sweep and mop and vacuum again tomorrow.......no worries, no wrinkles right? As long as it's on MY terms right?
So our sweet pup rested with the kids, content to be home and share her dog hair with us.
And I wrestled the final contents out of a beach bag we'd taken to Maui. I continued unloading towels, cover-up shirts, and misc. sunscren supplies. I stacked the supplies on the counter and tossed the laundry 5 ft away to a hamper near the garage door. Lazy? Sure, but efficient under the circumstances.
And all the circumstances were good....for now!
That is.....until I found it.....a pocket of sand.....I should have remembered how much collects in our suits while we're boogie boarding.
I didn't just find it....I THREW it across the room. One lonely tankini, chalk full of Maui granules. And I heard it.....ALL of it.....the sounds of a million pieces of the island scattering across my 'clean' floor. SO I'm off to sweep......it's not about the dog hair now ;)
I love to end my nights with irony and housework....it helps me sleep.