Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Whistle While We Work

Tuesday was one of the most productive days I've recently had.  My accomplishments truly astonished me.  I know I'll not remember everything, but here's to a good try.

I reorganized the pantry.  I know it was done a few months ago, but I'm also realizing that this will be an ongoing project.

I scrubbed down the kitchen counters, then polished them with Jubilee polish.  This is a product from the 1960's I was happy to find on amazon.com  Just a small dab on a clean cloth and the counter surface is protected from scratches and cuts.  Warning:  Lots of 'elbow grease' is needed to bring it to a shine.  To me, it's not only exercise, but worth the shine and good smell.

I washed the bedding and mattress pad.  Then I vacuumed the rug and the mattress.  With a damp cloth with tea tree oil on it, the mattress got a wipe down.  The decorative pillows were next to get a wipe down, then the kick boards.

Anything on the counters was washed in hot soapy water after the microwave was cleaned.

In the evening I cut the grass.  Three companies -so far - have said they'd fill in the grass with rocks so the ground would be level and I wouldn't have to worry about cutting grass.  No one has shown up to complete the project.  I guess when you want something done, a person must do it themselves.

When I look at my accomplishments on paper it doesn't look like much.  But, the efforts took most of the day.

This morning I weeded the carrots and pulled three radishes up along with more parsley and spinach.  What a feast I'll have for lunch.  I also sprayed weeds in the rock area with vinegar.

As a side note, I apologize for no pictures yet.  I'm having a difficult time finding where they went to on my new lap top.  I'll keep trying to find them.

Stay safe.

8 comments:

  1. You were a busy gal! If only I could hire you for a few days to help get our place cleaned thoroughly before my older son's graduation next month... when lots of family will arrive. I try to keep things tidy, but this place hasn't had a scouring clean for a longer time than I care to admit to. You've inspired me to tackle a few projects. :-)

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    1. I'm not sure you'd want me to 'clean'. Half of your things would be in the donate box! LOL Thank you for your comment. L

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  2. Hallo! Nice to hear from you! After all that house-cleaning your home must be as germfree as an operating theatre. (Oh, mine
    isn´t.) A rock area in your garden? I have no real idea what this is. A sort of alpinum? As to parsley, - it can be perfecly kept in
    the freezer in little ice cube containers . I would prefere this.But I do not freeze parsley at all as I have it in the garden all year and during winter covered with sorts of cloches.

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    1. Hi, C. I have rocks on the ground so no grass grows in most areas. It's my intention to cover the small remaining grassy area with rocks also. I really have an intense dislike for clipping grass!

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  3. I am with you on losing pictures, there are several floating around somewhere in my lap top from last year. My day was akin to yours but in the garden.

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  4. Hi, Pam. I think the beautiful sunshine inspires activity.

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