It’s been a LONG day.  We’ve moved offices so work is a leeeeetle bit stressful, which was followed by a big meeting in London and the usual single parent shenanigans of making sure I try not to forget to pick Dexter up from the childminders.


Tonight was different though.  Tonight involved me making what is, for me at least, a very big decision.


You see tonight …. I went and hired myself a cleaner.


I know!


Those that know me, will realise what a massive decision this was for me.  I’m not great at asking for help.  OK, I suck at asking for help.  I’ve been single for nearly 18 months now and have done my utmost to do well at work (getting myself a promotion ‘n that,) pick myself up after a shitty relationship and try and ensure Dexter gets a bath at least once a year.  I’ve even done my best to address the whole ‘dating’ thing … and you know how well THAT turned out.


But something had to give.  It was either me or the house.


For me, hiring a cleaner wasn’t a frivolous choice.  It wasn’t because I’m lazy and CBA to clean.  It was a case of preserving my sanity!


I will make savings elsewhere so that I can afford to pay for the three hours per week that my new cleaner is going to give me and I have every hope that she is going to sort out the clutter that I seem to have accumulated.


Don’t get me wrong, you won’t see me on Hoarders, things aren’t that bad, but I just need a little help.


I’m pleased that I recognised that before it was too late and that I’ve done something about it.  To me, it’s a sign that I’m valuing myself more these days and realise that I deserve to be happy – even if that means just coming home to a hoovered lounge.


And you never know … one thing leads to another.  One day, I might come home to a candlelit bath and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge!


Oh, which reminds me … I must write about my last date.


Watch this space.



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Published by Kate Sutton

Writer, Mother, Dater.

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  1. It’s brilliant! We’ve just gone back to having one. Going out in the morning to mayhem but coming back to lushness… Bliss. And very good for you time. 🙂 enjoy!

  2. Cleaners are magical people who make the house seem like a heaven again. Definitely a good choice and worth it for one less thing to stress over.

    Looking forward to hearing about the last date! x
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