Friday, December 4, 2015

Taking a break, and then to work...

Well, it's the weekend.


I had to get away from this family project because between the monster head cold that nature gave me for my 53rd birthday has lasted for twelve days, and as a result, the house had gotten away from me and my house keeping machinations.

And frankly my head is spinning from Strouse's.

So I put away the bed linens from our guests at Thanksgiving and worked at cleaning up the guest bedding on the third floor.

Taking a quick break, I signed onto Amazon Vine and scored a brand new foam and gel mattress for the guest room for FREE.  Read it and weep.  FREE.

Then I did 12 days worth of laundry (Six loads), stripped the beds, flipped our bed and cleaned the bathroom floors.

I folded the laundry and hauled it up to the second and third floors and put it away.

I went to the store, bought fresh bed and a wood chisel, because tomorrow we need to chise some  wood to repair a door.

I also washed out the humidifier pans that live under the lid of our radiator covers.  These are galvanized shallow pans that your pour water into and radiators heats the water, which releases the water vapor so everything in your home becomes less shocking.

And can you believe after all of that, while I was getting my hair cut, the woman cutting my hair had the nerve to say "Good, now that you are done you can come to my house and clean."

I am sitting there thinking "Bitch, after all of that, and its 12:30, why in the name of Sweet Lord Jesus, would I want to do that?"  But because she had very sharp pointy scissors, I thought it was better just to smile.

Then I came home and patched the concrete walk to the front door. ALL of this because when the husband comes home, I want him to have a nice place to land.

And yes, I have turned into my mother.


  1. She taught you well. Give thanks.

  2. my Vine hasn't been so bountiful. I can seemingly get baby formula any time I want though. {sigh}

    1. I hate that. I also hate it when they list filters for major appliances made by obscure manufacturers.

  3. congratulations! i mean, who ever wins anything?

  4. But ... you do have time to come to my house? i have some wood that needs chiseling ....

  5. "I can wash out 44 pairs of socks and have 'em hangin out on the line
    I can starch & iron 2 dozens shirts 'fore you can count from 1 to 9
    I can scoop up a great big dipper full of lard from the drippins can
    Throw it in the skillet, go out & do my shopping, be back before it melts in the pan
    'Cause I'm a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I'll say it again

    I can rub & scrub this old house til it's shinin like a dime
    Feed the baby, grease the car, & powder my face at the same time
    Get all dressed up, go out and swing til 4 a.m. and then
    Lay down at 5, jump up at 6, and start all over again
    'Cause I'm a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I'll say it again"


  6. That's your good karma at work! Glad you are feeling better! Send some good vibes my way, I'm suffering through a sinus infection thanks to north Texas bi-polar weather!

  7. *sheepishly wishes you a happy belated birthday*

    1. Darling, for you I would come to Canada and clean. It would get me away from all this craziness going on all around us. What has happened to my country?

    2. Frankly, I don't understand it because I have American friends and American relatives and aside from one Republican (and even HE is a nice person,) I've had mostly positive experiences with the citizens of your country.

      Perhaps I've just been lucky and haven't met the "other half."