Readers I have a confession to make.
I hate housecleaning!
But what I do enjoy is dressing for an occasion. When I took up playing tennis I searched down vintage tennis looks and when I had my rodeo horse a few years back it was all about creating a Dale Evans cowgirl look. Never mind I couldn't get my horse to stop trying to buck me off when I would try to take him on the trail or the fact that I got "tennis elbow" while I was in my tennis phase. I was dressed for the occasion and that made it so much more fun!
This morning I was begrudgingly cleaning my house in my pajamas and old robe and some hideous paint stained Crocs which I had worn to drop by daughter off at school. Yes readers, I am one of those psycho moms who pulls up at the school five minutes late, wearing her pajamas and God forbid, Crocs!! So please try to be more patient with that mom next time you see her!) Anyway, I was silently cursing my four kids for leaving such a mess for me to deal with when I got some cleaner on my cashmere, thrift shop bought robe. Today my husband was working from home and I thought about him sitting on the couch watching me grumpily going about my business.
"I need to change my frame of mind, I thought to myself.." I know, I'll go put on a housedress, a little makeup and throw my dirty hair up in a kerchief." Instantly, I was renewed and started to take my cleaning job with a lighter heart!
Never underestimate the uplifting power of a housedress.