Sunday, December 22, 2013
Stream of Consciousness Cleaning....
I am trying to get ready for Wednesday... Walter cleaned off most of the back porch the other day and left me with the table and the swing to do... I put a new cover on the cushion and cleaned off the table where I re pot plants, among other things...Like spray painting and other stuff that I can't do in the house... I still have to take a couple of spots of red mahogany stain off of the glass table top....It will come off.
Only in Arizona... It's 52 right now and I am hoping for higher.
When we got new tables for the living room a few weeks ago, I put the old end tables out on the porch for plants. The tables are quite rustic and do just fine outside. The plants are happier and so am I.
Last night, it was close to freezing. It only took me a couple of minutes to throw sheets over them all. It used to be a matter of making sure that the sheets wrapped around a lot of different height plant stands. Now most of them are on one level. It's great.
Tessie found one other plant that thinks it's spring. My French lavender is blooming all over the place.
One of the square jars on the bottom shelf contains home made taco seasoning that I just made. Kind of like having the real thing, instead of the stuff out of a foil packet. If you are interested in making your own, I got the recipe here. http://centercutcook.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
As you can see, I still have some that have to stay in the drawer, but now the drawer is clean and tidy...
The silverware to the left is my grandmother's. I use it for special occasions. Like Christmas.
Tessie found a demitasse spoon and seems to think that it would be good for her....She grabbed it and told me, "If I use this, I can eat my whole dinner out of one spoon full." I can see it now and I am NOT cleaning up after she gets done.
Anyway, I think it's time to get serious now... The sink is full of dirty dishes...I know. They should have been done first. I took a leaf out of Tessie's book of rules. Do the fun stuff first. The stuff that is a drag, second. Anything else that you don't really want to do....Leave until another day.
See you tomorrow.