“But housekeeping is fun, and I think the women who hate it lack imagination. It is one job where you enjoy the results right along as you work. You may work all day washing and ironing, but at night you have the delicious feeling of sunny clean sheets and airy pillows to lie on. If you clean, you sit down at nightfall with the house shining and faintly smelling of wax, all yours to enjoy right then and there.
And if you cook—ah, if you cook—that creation you lift from the oven goes right to the table.”
~~Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow Seasons~~