As soon as I complete a task there is another one that needs tending to.
My standards have relaxed somewhat and the dust bunnies are having a convention here in The Humble Bungalow!
It's not for lack of vacuuming, dusting or sweeping...I think there is a dust bunny baby boom afoot...make that underfoot!
The rays of sunshine are drawing attention to my lack of due diligence, and pointing their fingers at me as if to say "tisk tisk" Hostess. All I can say is that it is very difficult keeping a house of this vintage dust free. The forced air furnace seems to whip up the dust in whirls of frenzied spirals and they land willy nilly settling on the plate rails and dark wood fir panels.
Life is much too short to obsess about this but I recoil a bit when I spy this mayhem.
It's bad enough that I judge the dust in disgust ~ imagine what guests must think!
Meet Sweeping Beauty.
One might as well have beautiful tools when doing a rather thankless job.
They elevate my mood when I am darting about trying to capture the dirt.
Did I mention that I now wear my walking or Yoga gear so that I feel like I am getting some exercize?
The psychology of wearing stretchy fabrics and my hoodie are making me more active.
Who knew that this would happen?
I think perhaps I have turned over a new leaf.
I've often thought about trying to use a leaf blower to eradicate the dust by using brute force.
Has it ever crossed your mind?
Bring in the big Guns?
Spring is a time for renewal...
Spring Cleaning is currently Number 1 on my do list.
Windows are done by a friendly fellow who loves leaping up on ladders ad squeegeeing his way
around the many panes. I've had him do the inside and the outside and I do admit it's a bit of a luxury but he does a far superior job than I can do!
I've heard about a new service in town that might be worth a call
but I am loyal to my fellow who has been taking care of our windows for the last 20 years...
when he retires I think I'll hire these blokes!
Deeper cleaning happens in the Spring.
Every day I wipe and disinfect the kitchen counters
(our cats are the reason I need to be so fastidious as they jump up and drink out of the kitchen faucet!)
I keep on top of the clutter
a small home looks smaller if it's littered with stuff
besides feeling way too chaotic...
I wash dishes 24/7
keep the stainless appliances shining
wipe off the cooktop and keep on top of the fridge and it's contents.
Laundry is probably my favourite domestic chore...
and I LOVE my new LG steam machines.
We "domestics" have an important job and one that I think offers job security!
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Mr. HB is busy too...
We have quite a few major projects planned...
a new roof,
a sun deck repair and rebuild
and a green house at some point.
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I am so disturbed by the recent events in Boston at the marathon.
I'll never really understand the use of violence...
I admit to being naive and I do live my life by the Golden Rule.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Spread Peace in your daily round this week
the world needs balance and I feel we can all do our little bit to help.
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