Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Some observations while cleaning house

  1. Other family members always seem to have something urgent and important they must do on the day I announce the house needs cleaned. Urgent and important does not include helping me clean the house.
  2. I hate carpeted stairs on cleaning day.
  3. The chance that my 3 dogs will drag crap in from outside through the dog door is much greater if I have just mopped the floor.
  4. Newspaper cleans glass better than anything else. For this reason alone I hope on-line media never makes newspapers obsolete.
  5. I think my dog door might have been dirtier than my toilet. How is that even possible? Mostly likely because I clean the toilets every week and the dog door gets neglected for months.
  6. Emptying the vaccuum cleaner 5 times while cleaning just the living room and hallway tell me that my dogs and cats shed entirely too much. Or maybe I have too many animals. I think they shed too much.
  7. I wonder if auto degreaser would be too harsh on my kitchen stove/backsplash. I've used 2 Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, 27 paper towels and Dawn dishsoap and very. hot. water. I'm still not perfectly happy but my kitchen is VERY clean!!
  8. I want to go out to dinner. Not only because I'm tired from cleaning but because I don't want to mess up my kitchen.
  9. I want to go out for breakfast tomorrow. I'm sure I will still be tired. And I don't want to mess up my kitchen.
  10. I never want to cook in my kitchen again.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Variation on the 5 second rule

You know the rule: if something falls on the floor you have 5 seconds to pick it up and eat it before it is considered poor taste. Or white trash. Or glutonous. Or something.

Anyway, I'm on a string of night shifts. I got up this "morning" (aka 1:30 p.m.) and made some coffee. I had exactly enough half and half to make ONE. CUP. OF. COFFEE. One cup of delicious, soul-awakening coffee.

After I mixed this blessed cup of goodness I noticed something floating on the top. Hmmm....what is this? A small gnat?


Is it wrong that I actually considered removing the bug and still drinking my coffee? It was technically within the 5 second guidelines.

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