Friday, December 19, 2008

Down and dirty

I see dust everywhere. I don't know if it's because I have just six weeks left to go in this pregnancy, or that my mother and my very neat and organized sister-in-law are coming to visit this weekend, but whatever the reason, I feel like I am living in a dust pile.

I spent 30 minutes yesterday morning wiping down every surface in the refrigerator. But that wasn't enough. I soaked the "yucky looking grill thingy" at the base of the fridge in a vinegar bath in the tub.

Handprints and smears on the walls started to jump out at me. Nearly every wall surface within the reach of a three-year-old has been scrubbed with soapy water.

Yesterday, I cleaned the bathroom in all those corners to which I usually turn a blind eye. You know what I'm talking about - that hard to reach place all the way behind the toilet, the dust bunnies behind a decorative basket of towels. And just when I thought I was finished, I noticed the dust between the window and the window screen. That's where I'll be starting my day.

And I will also be dusting the wood blinds, disenfecting door knobs, and attacking the yuckiest place of all - the buffet that has accumlated under my kitchen table.

Happy holiday preparations, ya'all!

1 comment:

Sarah H said...

I can't believe you are about to have your baby!! Where does the time go...seriously? I'm sure you don't feel the same as you are the one with the baby in the belly but it seems like just yesterday you were here... Hopefully we can catch up sooner than later. And, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Your letter was spectacular:) Great job...you should be a writer. I've always thought it would be neat to write children's books. Take care! Best wishes in the coming weeks:)