Post A Day for April (hopefully)

A group of us, Cheer Peppers, are going to try to do a post a day for April.  I haven’t been very active, but now that I am semi-retired, I might be more inclined to step it up!  I want to post silly and bad poems in April.  The world is scary enough and I feel the need for something light-hearted.  I am not a poet, but that’s okay.  Join in the fun if you are interested!  You can find Cheer Peppers on Facebook.

April 1st

Do you think April 1st is only for showers?

Maybe, you look forward to the new flowers.

April 1st is a time for fun

And not only for the very young

I yell, “There’s a spider on your shoe!”

Or laugh when they find that shoe full of glue.

“I’ll get you a bowl of cereal.  Just trying to be nice!”

Giggle because I froze the milk to ice

So many tricks I’d like to play

It could keep me busy all the day.


Happy April Fools Day!

The Sniff and Cough Season is Here

So, some of you might remember, I clean houses and watch kids for money.  It’s worked well and give me a nice variety so I don’t get so bored.  For some reason, as I get older, I find I get bored easily.  No idea why.  Anyway…

Fall is a tough time for my allergies.  Falling leaves and decaying plants can wreak havoc with sinuses and eyes.  I sound like I’m sick all of the time and I get at least one eye infection every stinking fall.  My eyes are often red and puffy.  So, interviewing to clean a house is an adventure.  I have to giggle when I think of it from the perspective of a potential client.

Me:  “Hello!  I’m Kathy and this is my son Chris.”  **cover a cough**  “We are here to do the walk through we talked about.” **wipe nose**.

Client:  “Are you okay?  Are you sick?”

Me:  Smiling, “No, I’m fine, thank you for asking!”  **turn and sneeze 8 times**

Please ignore my snot

Yeah, I bet it makes a great first impression.  I don’t take any medications for it unless I’m really miserable.  I really, really, really, REALLY don’t like medicine.  I have side effects just taking a basic pain reliever.  It can make me dizzy and hurt my stomach.  Yes, I am a huge baby, thank you for reminding me!  I see you giving me a look!  Anyway…

I need to coach my son to take over the interviews so I don’t scare people away.  Nothing says a clean house like a house cleaner who is sniffing and sneezing, right?

Have a nice Friday, all!  I have the day off (which means cleaning, laundry, cooking, etc).