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Stone Cold Saturday

Sunday, April 29, 2012

When I woke up this morning and looked out my window -there was some gently falling to the ground white stuff. The temperature was right on the freezing mark. Great workout weather. Indoors :) So I hit the elliptical. As I was trotting along, I couldn't help noticing the balck grit all over. The high winds had left their deposits with a vengeance. It was time to get busy and clean. After 60 on the elliptical, I had breakfast then vacuumed. Then I was washing my floors when my mop fell apart, first the telescoping handle wouldn't hold its position (boy do I hate those) and I had to go up down, up down as the handle slid back and forth while I tried to move the mop head, then the back of the handle end fell off. Yes, I cussed a blue streak, but I was determined to finish the job even if I had to get on my hands and knees with the bloody thing!! That accomplished, I got out the cleaning cloths and wiped down my elliptical, the window shelves, the heating unit, and had to change my water. Then when I was wiping down my old green swiss ball, probably the first time since I got it ten years ago, I noticed I could get the white streaks off if I scrubbed hard enough and long enough. I have a stippled ceiling that regularly sheds small white pieces. When I sit on my ball, it unfortunately crushes these pieces and they stick to it good. I took a good hour and a half cleaning every white speck off and my ball looks as good as new :) Its a losing battle though. Even after I had just cleaned my floors, I could see the white specks already back on it in places. Then I had lunch and scrubbed down my dishes, kitchen, and the bathroom sink. Called and whined to Mom about the mop and said I needed to go shopping after all :P So we went to Wally World as well as Dollarama where I found a little cream boat to replace the one Mary broke at the club. She broke a fancy looking plastic one , but all I could find was this plain white ceramic one, but the price was right.
Then it was home and club work, making up posters and tickets for our BBQ Awards Night at the club, the fun part of my job :) The good news is as I was talking to the lady who was organizing it to make sure of the menu, I found out she has a daughter expecting. So Now I am offloading the prize I won for new Mom's. I didn't want anything in return, but she is insiting on giving me a movie pack from Costco. I will be able to take Mom to a movie :)
Lousy weather all weekend, perfect to stay home catch up on club work and chores. Two loads of laundry to finish my day and a quick Spark, late as usual :P
Have a Super Sunday all!
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    WoW! You are ambitious Girl! Makes me tired just reading what you are up to! I don't have the spackled ceilings anymore, but I have had in the past! Now....I clean up dog hair all the time! Amazing how much a little 9 pound chihuahua can shed!!! He's black too so that doesn't help either! LOL!!!

    Its cold here too....rain all week...we don't see much snow here in Western Oregon, but it sure can rain!

    Hugs! Wendy
    2150 days ago
    I am exhausted just reading about all the cleaning you did. So glad you were able to play it forward with the baby package. How delighted grandma and new mom must be and a trip to the movies for you and your mom. WAY TO GO, Linda!!!

    2150 days ago
    You work so hard at cleaning. BLESS you! You sure have me beat!
    2151 days ago
    You are a lot more persistent about cleaning than I am! Good for you!
    2152 days ago
    I feel like scrubbing my home, too! LOL! Good thing it didn't last too long! emoticon

    2152 days ago
    What a busy day you've had and I hated it when the mop breaks. Now I hope you get some rest. Hugs
    2152 days ago
    Oh, man, Linda! After reading your blog, I feel like scrubbing my house! Instead, I'll take off for work at the supermarket and try not to think about it! emoticon
    2152 days ago
    Wow, you've been as busy as a beaver all day long. Well, at least you were warm with all that work to do! All I could think about was how much you would hurt afterwards. So I have to say that I'm thinking of you and am hoping that you're not hurting as much as you could! It does feel so nice to get that all done, I'm sure. Oh, and I have such trouble with mops too! Errrrr!
    2152 days ago
    Glad you were able to make good use of the cold weather.

    I hate it when mops break. I have a back up so if it happens I can grab that one!

    emoticon on all the activity!
    2152 days ago
    Sounds like the cold weather made for a perfect day!
    2152 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I used to have an apartment with the same kind of ceiling as you described. I had forgotten about the internal snow!

    Speaking of snow, it's odd to read about snow while here it was so warm. Occasionally the breeze picked up and it was nice, but I have been warm all day!

    Enjoy your Sunday!
    2152 days ago
    The weather has been crazy for sure! You sure had a busy and eventful day! Awesome! It is so great to have a clean house :). Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs, Kathy
    2152 days ago
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