Need to know 2 – chores

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If you could give up one necessary household chore forever but had to replace it with another chore, which would they be?

Me: clean the bathroom

I want the bathroom to be sparkly clean as well as highly organized. I don’t want to think about where stuff is, I just want to reach for it and do my business.

This is tricky in a home where multiple people use the same bathroom. Why is it so hard to put the toothpaste in the same location every time, hang up the towels, rinse down the suds after the shower, clean out the hair from the drain, give the toilet a swirl with bleach and a brush, keep the toilet paper stocked and a full roll on the holder? I also hate scrubbing the tub and tile more than scrubbing the toilet, wiping mirrors (why are they always so spotty?) and being the only one who knows how to refill the liquid soap dispenser. Oh, and the floor needs to be clean enough to eat off of (not that I’d do that, ew, but that’s the standard I desire and never seem to be able to achieve).

Maybe I’ll hire someone to do just the bathroom every week. That’s how much I hate it.

Instead, I’d rather sweep and mop/swiffer the floor or vacuum the area rugs, neither activity I’m a particular fan of, but will do happily if I can just never do the bathroom again.

Your turn. 🙂

Need to know 1 – happiness

Name one tangible thing that makes you blissfully happy. Explain why.

Me: Fresh sheets on the bed.

There is something about how a freshly laundered set of sheets, pillow cases, blankets and comforter induce a deep, satisfying sleep for me. I still revel in it when I wake up that first morning after.

Your turn. 🙂

Saturday thoughts: school, massage, and small business during coronavirus

Just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving, I get an email from a school: they are welcoming my daughter back to class on Tuesday. (Monday is a holiday, Canadian Thanksgiving.) Continue reading “Saturday thoughts: school, massage, and small business during coronavirus”

Adamantly opposed

Does this title mean anything to anyone?

It doesn’t to the humans around here. Nor to furry creatures, either. Like this dude here:

Tucker the Beagle puppy about 10 weeks old.

Tucker on Grandma’s lap about 13 weeks old.

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Irritants and annoyances

Yes, this is a rant. So what. You don’t have to read it.

Today, I went grocery shopping. I hate shopping but I do it anyway. I bought most of everything on my list except toilet paper because everyone’s out again.

Whatever. Bring it on, the apocalypse. Continue reading “Irritants and annoyances”

2020 can shove it

I rarely wear jeans. I used to as an 80s teenager because that’s what teenagers in the 80s wore, but nowadays? Nah.

I especially don’t wear jeans while committed to the house like some common criminal on house arrest during this endless covid-fiasco. I usually wear tights or yoga pants, something comfortable and easy and, you know…stretchy. Continue reading “2020 can shove it”

A nothing post with pictures

My still teacherless child has been watching youtube videos on how to make space buns.

Space buns is a thing you do with hair. A type of hairstyle. Did you know this?

I didn’t. I do now and so do you. You’re welcome. 😉

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