Friday, March 20, 2020

FMM - Ammendment to Wednesday's Post, Plus Ask Me (almost) Anything!

I mentioned on Wednesday's post that Jeff and I planned on deep cleaning one room a day during our self-isolation, but after we moved furniture, dusted, vacuumed, wiped down the baseboards, and mopped the floor in the the family room, we were beat and ended up taking a nap on our now-cleaner couches...we quickly decided that we'll be cleaning one room every other day.  I used muscles that haven't seen the light of day in a long time and even Jeff, who's been running consistently, was a little sore; so we took Thursday off from cleaning.  Here's our nice clean family room:
I know it looks the same but trust me, it's CLEAN.  Also, bonus Henry in this shot.
Taken the morning after we cleaned.  One of the scourges of my existence - dumb bugs that fly in to die.  We call these mosquito-eaters - is that what you guys call them?
My continual entertainment - rearranging the shelves on the sides of the fireplace.
Over the course of our move here, nearly 21 years ago, and when we packed up for the renovation, two years ago, we donated a lot of books.  I regret that now, as I like to use them for height with decorating...hence the knitting books in this shot.

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Today I think we'll tackle the kitchen, which isn't bad, but the little dust collectors on the cabinet doors need to be wiped down, plus there's general deep cleaning to be done:
I blame most of the lower cabinet's dust on the two low-lying animals living in our house.

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And now, the second part of this post - it's another Ask Me (almost) Anything!  I think these are always fun, so either ask away in the comments below, or if you don't comment, you can email me at 40somethingsjourney@gmail.com with your question and I'll answer it in my post next week.

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Have a great weekend in isolation!

11 comments:

  1. I keep saying that I need to clean and purge but it hasn't happened yet. We'll see what happens in the upcoming weeks!

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  2. I'm one of the lucky people who is still going to work every day so I am able to ignore the deep cleaning that my house needs. Of course, my retired husband could be doing it but he won't (insert Price is Right loser horn here).

    If you could live anywhere you want in retirement, where would you live?

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  3. I got some cleaning done this week but with two puppies running around, it doesn't stay that way!

    Any tips on potty training a puppy?

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  4. The low-lying animals demand a rebuttal. Living room looks great, and HENRY is a beauty (or handsome or intelligent, or whatever he prefers).

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    1. Do you have any daily routines? I’m finding myself floundering a big without a routine.

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  5. Have you entered the Land of Instapot?

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  6. I love the warmth and varying hues of blue in your family room.

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  7. As much as I hate the look of 80s cabinets that had all flat fronts, those sure made for easier cleaning. Our cabinets have so many nooks and crannies. Sometimes I wonder how it is possible that we get coffee spatters in there, but there they are! We used to do a master cleaning list, but it got set aside when we were so busy just keeping our heads above water that cleaning took a back seat. I would love to hire a cleaner to come in and do a deep clean for us. Maybe some day...

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  8. It's better to spread the cleaning out over time in case this last longer, anyway! :)

    Hmm, we do not call those bugs that. At our house we call them swamp mosquitoes. But if they eat mosquitoes that would be even better!

    Q: Ranking of HP books, and ranking of HP movies, and why they are a different ranking (if they are) with no spoilers ;) (So, worded as a question... what is your ranking of Harry Potter books and movies, and are they the same or different?)

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  9. Okay, yesterday for a long time I thought it was Thursday! I have never done any deep cleaning in my house. Because bending over is irritating. But I do like the idea. Maybe I will try it one of these days!

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    1. Cracking up, but I'm in the same boat - I've given up on knowing what day it is.

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