spring cleaning

i'm either super early or super late as far as spring cleaning goes. I remember reading in a magazine that this woman cleaned her house top to bottom in the week between Christmas and New Years. Made room for the Christmas gifts that she'd received, got rid of the things that she didn't use, scoured the house so that when the new year arrived she could relax.

I'm SO on it.

I have this overwhelming urge to toss junk. To go through closets and purge. To bleach. Everything.

I'm sure that part of the urge springs from the fact that Hubby and I have been sick, either one or both, since the beginning of December. I want to de-pollute the place.

I am the germ-slayer. And I will PREVAIL!!!

So, hubby is camped in front of the tube after an early moring Dr.'s appointment and a new prescription for antibiotics. He has new movies to watch, the afghan on his lap, and a box of tissues by his side. And I have two rolls of paper towels, a bleach pen and a box of garbage bags. Rock and Roll!



not sick as in cool, but sick as in snotty. ugh.

i blame hubby - he brought it home from arizona. i thought my flu shot was totally going to protect me, and was pretty smug and impatient with him during his week-and-a-half of galloping crud.

pride goes before a fall. dammit.

so it's 70 degrees in December, but instead of being at work, or outside enjoying the unseasonably lovely weather, i'm chasing cold medicine with vitamin drinks and praying that i can lose this before Christmas.

luckily, i have most of the shopping done. am going to check email, hit the shower, pick up a last gift or two, and hit the couch for naptime with Static Kitty. [the microfleece blankets are not kind...]

well, maybe i'll start with the nap....


the state of things

1. it was a bee-YOU-ti-ful, windy day. 74 degrees and sunny on December first. [And yes, we're south of the Mason-Dixon line, but only just.] I felt like I was in Florida.

(on a side note, and the holiday season notwithstanding, the thought of being in Florida was totally OK. I spent a Christmas/New Years in Florida years ago [Pensacola and Marco Island respectively]. While for many, boy-its-time-to-grow-up-and-make-some-choices, reasons it was a difficult time, the weather and terrain were lovely, as were the people that opened their homes to me. And I would totally move there, if I could move here.)

2. worked for 2 hours. went to a 3 hour luncheon with a lovely older lady - boy, do i hope i hold up half as well as she has! - and had put in maybe another 45 minutes of work before the power went out. Another half hour and i was on the road, headed for home. Totally sweet! Happy Friday!

3. Wine is good.

4. Holiday sweaters are bad.

5. XM took the opera excerpt off of their commercial. I'm bitter.

6. Hubby is golfing for a few days. Which means that the clicker is MINE! Currently watching an opera dvd. (see #3) If he was here, he'd scream bloody murder.

7. The women in my life [and you know who you are!] taught me that when the husband is away, the wife will shop. Looking so forward to the weekend! I figure that a thorough house cleaning will TOTALLY warrant a trip to the mall. Maybe I'll even buy a christmas present or two...

8. I have to work this weekend, but "work" will consist of wrangling choirs for a Carol Sing. When I think of what my employment could entail, I am so grateful that I get to play on a regular basis!

9. I need a pedicure.

10. See #3.

It's bedtime. Scouring the house tomorrow, then taking in a piano recital. [Russian rep - yummy!] G'night, John Boy.