Bossy was feeling very overwhelmed by her house the other day, which is nothing new—but Bossy has become insufferable because she’s been living in a car trunk for five weeks, and now believes all belongings beyond a container of Pringles and a sturdy pair of uglies constitute clutter.
Dirty wet washcloths, paperwork, weeds, dog hair, pollen, bathtub grime, unworn clothes, dog hair, oak tree funk, wilted lettuce, unworn shoes, more weeds, unworn jackets, dog hair dog hair!
Bossy needs to spring clean, and while she’s at it she needs to clean for last winter and the summer prior and the entire year before that.
And she needs to reclaim her garden and sell her unworn clothes on eBay and finish painting the underside of her porch and reorganize her home office, and scrub her vegetable bin, and instead Bossy does this:
So Bossy got thinking about all of her friends who are avoiding similar lists, and when Bossy says all of her friends she is talking abut her friend Martha. And then Bossy thought about her friend Amy who isn’t avoiding much of anything, but Amy likes to drink beer. And so Bossy called these two friends, and when Bossy says called she means emailed.
And in this email Bossy described forming a Grrlz Moral Support Co-Op, where each friend donates two days of their time to the other two co-op friends in order to accomplish things on their to-do list, followed by a third day where the two friends are available to assist in the tasks of your choosing, and who thinks Bossy could make that way easier to understand with even the smallest amount of editing?
It’s like this:
And when Martha received Bossy’s email she was all, “Hellza yes, I have many things on my to-do list that would benefit from forming a Grrlz co-op!” And when Amy received the email she was all, “Beer!”
And so yesterday Martha and Amy reported to Bossy’s house at 11 a.m. for Day One of the Grllz Support Group Co-Op, and raise your hand if you think that name is too clunky to catch on?
Anyway. For Bossy’s designated day, she decided to make it all about gardening. Which means weeding. This is because Bossy’s garden is totally overrun by a hideous purple-flower weed—and lord help Martha, if she would have stayed in this spot for two more minutes the weed would have wrapped itself around Martha’s roots and cut off her supply of water and air:
Here is another angle of the overwhelming mass of weeds, and Bossy’s Grllz who crawled around on their hands and knees while Bossy
snapped photos also crawled around on her hands and knees:
no time at all three hellacious hours, the Grllz were done and the garden was beautiful:
Which is when Amy thought it would be relaxing to sit in a chair and
sun herself be attacked by a Great Dane and a ball:
Soon Bossy invited the Grrlz into the house for a very healthy low calorie salad. And a crap load of beer:
Today Bossy and her friend Amy are going to Martha’s house, where they are going to
build walls replace windows polish silverware. Bossy will provide more details as they become available, and in the meantime, go out there and form your own Grrlz Moral Support Co-Op! The midday beer is delicious!