Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Meet Mr. Clean

When I came home from work today my home was so sparkling and bright, that I now have to wear shades inside.
Mr. Clean is a brand name and mascot fully owned by Procter & Gamble. He is a symbol
of the cleaning industry much like the iconic "Marlboro Man" is to the tobacco industry.
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The cleaning team has done an excellent job and I am now walking happily around my apartment and admiring and enjoying their fine work. I am ready for the gossiping craftsmen´s arrival tomorrow.

To avoid slipping back into the same pattern again I am also going to have a cleaning crew coming here every third week. The crews arrival - I know from previous experience - will force me to declutter the days before they come and conditions should be safely maintained at an acceptable level of quality.

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  1. Wow Bock!

    You did it!

    It can be very difficult, sometimes, to stop wishing and just do it. I admire how you jumped into this , took charge, put in the work, and took measures to make sure you don't fall back. OMG, it's so healthy.

    I'm watching a close friend deal with grief and I only hope that they find this place that you've come to. It's about loving yourself in the way that those we've lost would want you to be loved. It is a time for celebration, because have found something that was never really gone.

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    1. Thanks for the support Anonymous!

      I think the main thing to remember in such situations is that everyone runs by their on timeline. The first year is actually a breeze compared to the second, not many understand this.

      All one can do as a bystander is to be there and offer help from time-to-time. Don´t get offended if they decline it at first and jump at it if the offer is sort of accepted without any delays so they can regret accepting. (Well that´s how it worked for me...)

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  2. yay:)must have been great to come home to a clean and fresh apartment:)
    wish i could have a cleaning crew come here once a month or something, they do it better than i do. however i would probably run after them all the time and annoy them to death hihi.

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    1. It was actually bloody marvelous ;)

      But after the ordeal of the last two weeks I have been so totally exhausted that all I have managed is to do my thing at work and then come home and sleep until it was time to get up for work again. I am past the worst now and just feeling happy again ;)

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  3. I am coming over for tea in a few minutes and we can bathe in your clean surroundings...

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    1. OMG I must hve been asleep when you rang the doorbell, so sorry Mr. Wonderful.

      Please come again and stay for a whole weekend! ;)

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    2. Mr Beautiful, I am camped outside on your doorstep...let me in....

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    3. Uhoh you called my bluff, well a man´s got to do what a man´s got to do... *runs to open the door to let Ziggy come in*

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    4. Ziggy is exhausted and wet from the rain and begs Bock to use his shower before making them both a fantastic meal....

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    5. Hmmmmmm... *thinks about the tempting offer but... tosses the poor man an old blanket and a thermos of tea before slamming the door shut*

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    6. Oh you heartless bitch, kiss me!

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    7. Ummm the next International Kiss-A-Swede Day will be on June 6, 2013... Just saying! ;)

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    8. I might refuse to attend next year out of protest!

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    9. Any refusal or resistance will not be accepted!

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  4. Congrats my friend :) It warms my heart to see you so happy :)

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