She keeps my notes

I’m working from home today as my work computer is in the shop and my job is 99.9% computer related so, here I sit, at my home office.

Today is Thursday, which means, it’s the day the house-cleaner is here.

Now, I know I’m lucky to have her but don’t be all judgy because I have no choice; she came with my husband. In fact, he actually claims that he doesn’t have to clean up after himself because she will. He has a point. I cannot argue that.

She has been working for my husband’s father for like 100 years and is like a mom to Pep (so he says when we get in an argument about her). My father-in-law foots the bill too so, yes we are lucky. But let me just say that my idea of clean and her idea of clean are very different. And yes, I MAY be a bit anal. But if she can’t reach it, she doesn’t clean it – and she is not tall.

So, again, I’m home, and she’s here – and usually I’ll opt to not stay home on a Thursday because she tends to ask a lot of questions when I’m here with her;


I hear from down the hall …and I think what does she do when I’m not here? how does she do anything if she needs to ask me all these questions?

But really, she probably just wants to chat and she is the sweetest lady ever and I love her as much my husband does. (I just like to complain)

Today, we left an extra 20$ for her and I put a little post-it on it telling her it was for her and drew a heart and a smiley face on it.

She just came up to the office, where I am, and thanked me and hugged me and told me that she saves all my little notes and cards that I give her and has our wedding photo on her wall. HOW CUTE IS THAT? It made my heart melt and my love for her grew even bigger.

You better believe that I will be showering her with more little gifts and notes now that I know her appreciation of it.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.


  • ~ alison

    June 19, 2008 | Reply

    Awww – that is sweet.

  • alis

    July 4, 2008 | Reply

    Oh, I get what you mean. I too have a love/hate relationship with my cleaning lady. She is very very nice, but I freak out yet bite my tongue when she empties the dishwasher when it was dirty, or when she rearranges the guestroom back to it’s messy shape when I worked for hours to revamp it.
    It’s very nice of you to take the time to leave her such cute notes, obviously it means a lot :)

  • Holly

    January 9, 2009 | Reply

    oh my gahhh, SO CUTE

    i loled @ “MEGA…MEGA?”

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