Today I had a very productive day… of the not so fun kind. Last week I had tried to scrub my floors but for some reason I just could not be at all comfortable bending over, kneeling and doing it then. I believe I called Bj at work and sobbed that I was a useless member of society or something like that, isn’t being pregnant grand? Anyway I felt much better today after getting up early (no choice in the matter any more hip pain makes me get up at the crack of dawn – 8:15 am!!!) so I thought I would tackle it. Turns out that the spot cleaning I’ve been doing is no match for a good scrub, so I learned my lesson there: thou shall not go months between scrubbings. And I do mean scrubbings, since I can only use vinegar and water (per the re-finishers instructions, and my mother’s infinite wisdom, of course). I do have a secret weapon called Mr. Clean that I use on gummy stuff I always find on the floor, where the heck does that come from (not Mr. Clean, but the gummy stuff)? So I got out my tools:
And hours and hours later ended up with this:
(actually a different room, the two front ones are pecan, and the bedrooms are white oak, so it looks a little different). All of that led to this:
No more messing around! Certain people, let’s call them family member A and family member B like to wear their shoes in the house no matter what I say! I’ve come up with a plan. If they walk in like always with an, "oops I forgot" I’m going to say, "no problem, I’ll go grab you a pail and rag so you can scrub that spot." Wa hahahahah I still have to do the bathroom. Which you may recall is about eight feet square, and linoleum, blah. Bj did do the kitchen floor this weekend though, so I don’t have to worry about that. I also did laundry, and made up the bed with fresh sheets before eleven pm, which should make Bj happy, for some reason it drives him nutso that I wait so long to put the sheets on the bed ("you wanted to go to bed now? like right now?").
Don’t worry all that cleaning led to some good:
More fiber from Piegonroof Studios. I don’t know how it happened! Oh wait, yes I do, I totally could not stop myself from buying it. So many pretty colors. I am going to stop now though, as I have the Flock and Fiber Festival coming up and I need to have some place to cram all the goodies I’m going to get there. I also got Debbie Bliss: the Baby Knits Book. It’s old, and out of print and after literally six check outs from the library it dawned on me to check Half.com (though it should have before, as Sciarrino is from there). What do you know they had it! This is excellent because I’m thinking the yarn Kay sent me would make a good double breasted jacket. Or maybe the cable and seed stitch jacket (mom, I know, I know, you’re allergic to seed stitch!). The dress I made V is in this book. I made it twice I loved it so much. And there is the simplest little baby sweater in here two that I’ve also done twice. My mom likes one of her other books better, but you really can’t go wrong with any Debbie Bliss baby pattern. I also got a package from a long time blog reader (thanks Rexanne!) full of little goodies. Phew, it was a good mail day!