Monday, December 28, 2009

There are no menial tasks


It's the lull between Christmas and New Year again, and I'm playing superhero--that is, I'm doing superhero duties: cleaning out the closet, sweeping, washing dishes, fixing the bed... apart from my usual cleaning of the cat business. Done on a daily basis, tidying up could get really repetitive; it's not surprising that it's hard to pry oneself away from the computer or book or television just to get those plates out of the way.

But let's not end the year with a note of lethargy. House chores, though effectively tiresome and repetitive, are never a lowly occupation. It takes some know-how to get them done well, some patience to get them done at all, and a lot of love to get them done with ease.

And, whoever said that chores left the house looking duller than before? Completing all those little things brightens up the home considerably--and quietly. Nobody needs to be praised all the time for the good things he does... because people who really want to do good will continue doing what they do even without anybody taking notice. That's why they're superheroes.

5 comments:

sunnyday said...

Way to go, superhero! ;-)

We use paper plates from time to time, and they look nice when placed in those paper plate holders (they're made of plastic). Ever used those? Maganda pang-party para no need to wash dishes, but now that our helper is on vacation, we use them too.

Got any suggestions for breakfast? Para may variety naman...

sunnyday said...

And where do you find the visuals you use?? I have a post on draft but am not publishing it yet 'cause I can't find a nice photo or cartoon for it :-(

非凡 said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

petrufied said...

@sunnyday - oh i know those plate holders, but we don't have them. using paper plates reminds me of Ondoy, haha! What do you usually have for breakfast? We have fish most of the time (daing, tuyo or sardinas) plus an omelette or a boiled egg and fried rice, depending on Dad's mood. My dad makes good arrozcaldo too. Today we're having sotanghon soup :)

i just use google image search and type in very specific key words. i found that superman drawing by dave gibbons by searching "superman cleaning" hahaha! It is nice.

@ 非凡 - thanks! :D

sunnyday said...

There's a menu for breakfast but it needs changing. It's just a 1-week menu so I'm kind of sick of it. 1 year na yatang ganyan eh! Champorado, siopao, oatmeal, bread & whatever palaman, .... then there's a day of the week that we have fried rice that's full of bits of scrambled egg, some longganiza bits, ham etc. It's quite filling.

Parang ang laborious nung mga breakfast nyo ah...