Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mice in the kitchen drawer, it’s time to go. Day 193/365

    I feel really bad about this. I’ve had to put De-con in my kitchen drawer to get rid of a mouse, and probably his family as well. Even though I don’t know what else to do, the guilt is there.
     On another note, I haven’t done a very good job clearing, cleaning or letting to of stuff lately. Instead I’ve been visiting two ninety year-old friends, one in the hospital, one on hospice. For that, I feel no guilt.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grime under the sink, it’s time to go. Day 192/365

      Where did all this grime come from? A mystery that I’ve decided I don’t need to solve. What I know is that all at once it gets to me and I know it’s time to clean. 

The good news is that this time there were no jars, sponges or brushes to toss. Maybe my desire for simplicity is paying off. I just hadn’t accumulated those extra just-in-case things.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Grease in the oven, it’s time to go. Day 191/365

     Just what you wanted to see--my greasy oven. Most of us have one, a greasy oven that is, even if it is self-cleaning. Mine is the regular old-fashioned kind. 

     Today I got spraying and wiping. I hated using up paper towels, but it seemed like the best way to go. I sprayed and wiped a couple of times and then said, “Enough! Good enough.”
     If you were to examine the results in person, you’d only give me a C+. That’s better than D- or an F, but I don’t use the oven enough for it to get dirty enough for me to flunk Oven Cleaning 101.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Glasses cases and dead batteries, it’s time to go. Day 190/365

     My project was small this morning, but high on my list of places to clear out. In our kitchen across from the refrigerator is a handy home-made shelf that we bought at a flea market years ago. Every kitchen needs such a shelf as a catch all for pens and pencils, paperclips, tape, hair brushes and all the etceteras that appear over time. 

    Today, besides getting rid of dead batteries and glasses cases, I consolidated thumbtacks, safety pins, post-it pads, and performed a major dusting.