I live in a house with a lot of windows and I love windows! The first thing that I do in the morning is to open the blinds on the two windows above my kitchen sink. I need light almost more than I need coffee.
My living room is flanked with a bay window that is the literal view into my world. I live on a main street with lots of traffic and there happens to be a stop sign on the cross road that sits right outside my window. Since I’m a lover of light, I have my blinds wide open more often than not. This is both good and bad.
This window is good because I can enjoy lots of natural light, watch my son while he waits for the school bus each morning, and wave to the mailman as he fills my box. Notice I haven’t mentioned spying on the neighbors? This benefit bites me in the butt.
While I’m standing, bathrobe clad in my kitchen, inhaling the steam rising from my coffee cup, people honk and wave to me. They know when I have dirty dishes piled on my counter, when my kids have thrown all the couch cushions on the floor, and when I haven’t plucked my eyebrows!
Ok, I don’t think they can really see my eyebrows that well, but you get my point – NO PRIVACY.
Thankfully I’m not such a private person. I know that’s a shocker for those of you who read my blog everyday. The fact that all my husband’s parishioners can wave to me before I’ve brushed my teeth in the morning doesn’t really bother me, not like it would some. However, I will say that it is a dream of mine to live in a house that doesn’t require the use of mini blinds.
My main reason for loathing mini blinds is pure laziness. I hate cleaning them! I really mean HAAAATE!!!!
As far as I know, there is no good way to clean a mini blind. If you’re in the know, please share your domestic secrets. My neighbors will appreciate the fact that I’ve cleaned my blinds. The dust won’t fuzzy up their clear view of my breakfast table.
My question: How private a person are you? Would you flip out if you had drive-by wavers in the morning? Or are you like a reality show minus the fame and paychecks?
I think I fall into the reality show category, but I’m still hoping for the fame and pay.