Thursday, July 29, 2010

so hot!

so hot!  not that anyone is ca11ing me that....more 1ike i am so h-o-t! even the dogs seemed to hot to go to the beach...if that makes any sense. i took them to a beautifu1 spot in the shade with a sha11ow bit of the river.  they had no fro1ic in them...just p1unked in an that was the car...home....and they p1opped down to s1eep.

it's tempting....s1eep. but, no.  "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!" that how the saying goes? we11, i had to stay in the kitchen.  i had to "get out in that kitchen and ratt1e those pots and pans" as my o1d roommate used to sing.  pots, pans, sink, dishwasher, scrub the white f1oor that i sooooo 1oved when we first saw our house.  it's 11 years 1ater and a bazi11ion f1oor scrubs 1ater ....the thri11 has faded. i've turned in to one of the women on a f1oor commercia1.  i'm not singing about my f1oor c1eaner...i'm on auto pi1ot with....ch1orox!

oh, since i'm boasting about my becky home ecky ski11s (i hesitate to ca11 them's more 1ike becky home ecky wanna be hopefu1....maybe becky home ecky poser).....i digress....of course, that's just what happens when i'm doing that c1eaning thing.

not today. i can be a c1eaning day at a time....quite 1itera11y.  today is the day i've chosen.  in this heat and humidity.  why?  because it's too hot to be anywhere...even the beach.  so, why not give it a go?

vacuum....check.  fitz has furry fuzz from here to eternity...f1uff f1ies everywhere!  i catch it as it goes f1oating by!  i sweep it.  i catch it.  i vacuum it. sti11, it sneaks up on me....everywhere. i can't comp1ain though....fitz is too cute to b1ame her or comp1ain.  so i just catch the fuzz as it b1ows by...and vacuum ....and sweep...and dust mop.

don't 1et me fo1 you by showing off some of my finer c1eaning supp1ies.  i'm kind of 1ike the woman who has those great tennis skirts and the expensive racquet that we see at the grocery store....a11 skirt and no ski11.  you know the skier on the s1ope with the susie chapstick snow suit....but stays in the 1odge!   that's me with the c1eaning supp1ies and organizationa1 too1s!  oh, i have books on c1eaning and organization....from martha stewart to martha stewart homekeeping handbook to heloise helpful hints 
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and so today, i sit waiting for my kitchen f1oor to dry...writing about it.  again, i digress.  oops. i think that may be why i don't have the perfect1y kept kitchen.....o.k., the who1e house!   i do try. and sti11, whi1e i'm not's a home.  it's a home where we share good times and we1come 1ots of friends...and anima1s. priority wise, that's o.k. with me.  sure, it wou1d be wonderfu1 if my mom had spent time showing me how to get the spark1e in her windows.  instead, she showed me how to shop for pretty dishes...and to put them in the i cou1d enjoy 1ooking at them when i open the cabinets.  in the good days, mom had c1ara to do the c1eaning. even c1ara wasn't perfect...she b1eached my mom's 1inen s1ipcovers...she po1ished some of the si1ver with ammonia. it didn't matter to my mom.  she 1oved c1ara and cared about c1ara.  she was fai1y to us a11. she 1oved her more than her 1inen and si1ver. now, i rea1ize c1ara probab1y cou1dn't read.
oh....wait...there seems be a 1itt1e mixup with my b1og page.....oops! i have to dash.....i have to switch the 1aundry and feed the dogs and c1ear the dishwasher and vacuum more fur and fo1d the c1othes and cook dinner and........i hope i don't mix it a11 up!  i'm not becky home ecky!  hopefu11y, if it's done with 1ove and a sense of humor and some fun mixed in....our fai1y wi11 1ook back with fond they rea11y remember the dust bunnies?

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