Tuesday, June 10, 2008

longing for lupe

oh how i miss my house cleaner... now before your jaw drops any further, "she has a house cleaner, come on- and she likes hillary- who does she think she is?" you should know, i only had her for a season. she came in a dream. i was at a friends house and i overheard some talk of a lupe. i politely inquired who lupe was and found out she cleans for a living. now, i've been on the hunt for a good a house cleaner ever since i was born. my husband, and i guess myself, like a clean house- and with two bubs running around and our disgusting dog, i kind of felt i actually deserved one. we'd obviously come along way from our missionary days, but were we really house cleaner material?
once b got a real job, i decided my first splurge would be a bi-weekly eyebrow wax. this felt like such a big deal- basically throwing away $40 bucks a month so i didn't have to experience watery eyes and a stinging nose. as time went on, my indulgences broadened. b's movin up the ol corporate ladder, and me bringin home some serious bacon as broker mama allowed us to live, buy, and even vacation. things were good. so when i broached the ol maid idea to brandon six months back, he reluctantly agreed. cause really, if mama ain't happy- ain't nobody happy.
so with one quick phone call, lupe arrived in a flash of glory with her sister, maria. they whipped through this house in 2 hours- lifting up couch cushions and vacuuming in straight lines. a mere $90 bucks later, i was one happy lady- after a couple hours of extreme cleanliness, i even let the kids play again.
so here we were, happy as pigs in the mud. with lupe coming every month, i felt so much less pressure to keep the house "up"
yet, all good things must come to an end. that damn economy- whatever that means right?! well, let me translate. bad economy = no lupe. did i mention i'm a realtor, and very available for all your real estate needs? just think if you hire me, i will not only be able to assist you in making all your dreams come true, you will also be helping lupe get food on the table. its a chain people- the chain of love.
so that's my sob story, i know its real sad- poor holly she doesn't have a house cleaner any more, its probably more like, "who does that b#&ch think she is?"
in any event, i wanna know, whats bad economy mean to you?


Soderin Family said...

Mine is gnarly looking toenails and feet. I have only had 2 pedicures in the past year. In my sorority glory days, I would have a pedicure almost every month. Boo Hoo. I also go a lot longer between haircuts/color. A small price to pay to live in paradise and be a full-time mommy.

I think Eric's is driving a white
2-door Acura with 2 x 4's and a ladder hanging out the window as he cruises the "S" curve on his way to his third job as contractor/maintenance man.

zaiahbird said...

I wouldn't know. we're richer than we've ever been! Yeah mini donuts.

Shelley Blackwell said...

The glorified camping life goes long term.

Shelley Blackwell said...

The glorified camping life goes long term.

Travis Avila said...

you wax your eyebrows twice a week!? dang holly. you should grow them out for a month and sell them for Locks of Love.

Holls said...

wow trav... gotta bust me out on my one error.. watch out. i'm gonna pour over your entries, gonna find every last error! fun hanging out last night. today oz is an angel!!! go figure.
Drea- i love it.
Jess- can i invest in your company?
Shelley- can't wait to see you!

Kelly Meirik said...

many a fight might be solved if we would have hired Carmen...our neighbors loved, trusted house cleaner.

bad economy= shopping at Food Maxx after a long break b/c I witnessed the arrest of a child snatcher! That's right, there was an undercover cop & he caught her in the act. I boycotted Food Maxx for many months but have since started shopping there again.