So after my little meltdown yesterday the main floor of this house is clean(er).
I think I melted down because I was out for an appointment and some errands and came home to the entire house looking like a landfill. There is only so much of this I can take on a regular basis.. (blah)
The amount of dust and dirt that can accumulate in a house with people coming and going all day, it’s quite impressive. Evidence of summer certainly has its way of leaving impressions: there was three piles of red clay sand I swept up (from the kids baseball cleats), dust bunnies that have multiplied while I was sweeping, popcorn and sunflower seed shells (Spits, a baseball snack) on and in between the sofa cushions, plus other random crap. Like lip calm, pencils and erasers, tissues and napkins, dead batteries when someone changed them in the tv remote, a dog toy…lordy.
While this was going on the fridge started making its monthly rattling noise signaling we had to defrost it again. DON’T BUY SAMSUNG FRIDGES.
But I digress.
Here are the good things that have happened which I am choosing to focus on today:
I have new towels courtesy my mom. ❤
I washed some of them (the dryer is still broken and I have limited space to hang things so I only washed a few so far to use) and omg they are so soft!
I only used the hand towel so far but later I’ll use the bath one after my shower. Can’t wait to feel its softness!
I chose a steel-gray with a hint of purple colour for my set, and my partner gets the steel-blue ones. The teen too gets blue and the girl child picked a lavender colour for herself.
Maybe I’m weird, but new, fluffy towels seem like a bit if a luxury to me. My other ones are two decades old and so thin and frayed, they don’t even absorb water anymore. 🙂
The other thing that I’m looking forward to is a quick trip to Ikea this morning. I decided to remove the bins of art supplies I purchased for the girl child and set up a drawer tower instead. This is her last chance to keep order on my former corner office which I gave up for her art and crafting-if she fails to put her stuff away she will be banished to the basement.
This is what she considers tidy. Only problem is, when she wants to craft she can’t use that table now because she didn’t tidy up the crafting from earlier, so she migrates to the dining table. Where I have moved my office to. So now her stuff is cluttering up my space again and I can’t win. 🙄
It’s amazing how creative she is but in a small house she has to respect other people’s space and she can’t migrate all over every available surface. Sheesh.
The tower of drawers will go where the little grey drawer thingy is now. That will get pushed under the table once the bins are removed. The new tower of drawers will house her clutter and I’ll stick the charging station on top.
So there’s that.
It’s almost the weekend! They’re going camping, and I’m staying home, which will be like a mini holiday for me.
Note to self: pick up some wine and a couple of gourmet meals so I don’t have to cook.
How’s your weekend plans looking? Some people are almost at the back to school point. Here in Canada we go back after Labour Day, so not until first week of September.