I was reading my favorite blog this morning, Kristi Gustafson's On the Edge, and came across this post, titled "Women with clean houses have better bodies." Check it out here: http://blog.timesunion.com/kristi/30462/women-with-clean-houses-have-better-bodies/
Um. I can honestly say that 90% of the time, my house is pretty close to spotless. I actually enjoy cleaning and organizing! However, my short-legged, squishy-bellied, inherited-Pop's-nose body is hardly what one would call spotless. My house being messy absolutely drives. me. nuts! My body, on the other hand, is something I have grown to accept. I'm never going to be a thin goddess - it's just not in the cards. And I'm always going to have to hem my pants so I don't walk all over the bottoms. But I have pretty eyes, and if there is one thing I know, it's how to accessorize an outfit. Sometimes, as hard as it may be, we just have to embrace what we love about ourselves and accept what we don't. I guess that's the way some people feel about housekeeping: as long as you enjoy living where you live, who cares about the dust bunnies under the couch? And I get that. Like anything else, it's about striking the balance that makes you happy.