Wednesday, September 9, 2009
A Little Whine on Wednesday
First and foremost, can anyone help with Moxieclean's comment-astrophe? Several Moxlings are experiencing trouble commenting, and I fear are on the brink of giving up. We mustn't allow this.
Does anyone have the technical prowess to investigate this for the good of clean houses everywhere?
Today it seems as though every single corner needs my attention. This morning I have:
-Been awakened by a nearly-deal-breaking text message.
-Eaten. A soy yogurt and a lemon cucumber.
-Swept and Swiffed.
-Took mental inventory and devised the following list for today (deep breaths):
-Laundry, including a load of whites to be bleached.
-Wash bath mats, sweep bathroom floors.
-Scrub all sinks.
-Wipe down toilets.
-DUST DUST DUST DUST DUST...
-Tidy up both computer areas, which are starting to test my patience with prolific pen breeding and asymmetrical Post-Its.
-Wipe down kitchen.
-Make lists for kids.
-Lessons with kids.
-Yesterday Reilly and Quinn got under Rei's bed to retrieve a slipper and I just read that Governor Kulongoski has issued a state of emergency in their room. Sweet baby Jesus. Did you know that toilet paper squares can be blankets for families of pipe cleaners? I was so excited about this. Also every Star Wars Micro Machine needed to be culled out, apparently, for the retrieval of the slipper to be a success. Also, she has nine pairs of slippers, could she not have found a replacement? In short, their room is an honest-to-god shit hole disaster, and I will not rest until they clean it so thoroughly Mesina could sniff the carpets and smile. My kids love Febreze.
-Empty all wastebaskets.
-Mail out our thank-you cards to my aunt who sent everyone belated (or early) birthday cash. My kids have to send thank yous before they spend the money.
-Change sheets? See if Debe can talk me into returning the bed set I just got and getting the one I really want, which she was bitch enough to get (kidding, I forced her), and now I'm jealous. Oh how I loathe repackaging bedding, and how I hate JC Penneys.
For my troops:
-No falling against Sam's desk!
-Basics like this: Get laundry started (is my loin cloth idea ever going to catch on?). do the dishes, wipe down sink, counters, under canisters, de-clutter, wipe down cupboard faces, appliances, and get the floor sniffably clean.
-Check your bathrooms. Need a little Ajax, or Earth-Love Scrub or whatever you use? Time for the sprinkle commitment? If there is any pink in your shower/tub, get sprinkling! And toss in the bath mats and sweep/Swiff while you're there.
-Do a thorough cobweb check, been seeing an abundance of these in unnamed houses. Also, an insurgence of big fucking brown spiders, could someone come shake out all my clothes each morning before I put them on?
-Dust 10 obvious things (photos on the wall, tables, pianos, etc.)
-Remove five things from your computer area.
-Clear and clean all surfaces.
-Remove or rearrange one significantly sized thing from your house, something that will make your eyes say "ahhhhhhh."
If you do a really thorough job on those things you'll be sitting pretty, and more importantly, I'll be happy.