No, this is not a post about shoes (per se). Yes. There are shoes in the photo. Lots of shoes. But what I really want to discuss here is the storage of shoes; in particular high heeled shoes. My last post revealed a frightful state of disarray in my closet. It was an unmitigated mess. … Continue reading Round Holes & Square Pegs
There is no excuse. None. The stuff is piled up so high it reaches the ceiling. And that's not all of it. It's not even mostly clothes. Shoes. Handbags. And there's more. The thought of cleaning it out makes me want to collapse in a fit of vapors. I've consulted my new housekeeping book (see… Continue reading My Closet Needs an Intervention
There is something very therapeutic about baking bread. That toasty, yeasty smell wafting through the house. When I was first married I used to make bread as stress relief. I would take out my frustrations kneading the dough by hand. Plop it in loaf pans to rise. Wait impatiently while it baked in the oven. This was… Continue reading Baking Bread
It would seem that every time I've gone to the grocery store in the last week (at least 4 times, I'm ashamed to admit), I've bought at least one or more heads of romaine lettuce. The refrigerator is virtually exploding with lettuce. We are turning green from all the salad. This week I am determined: … Continue reading Another Reason I Must Get the Household Under Control
That's exactly the kind of day it was. Thanks to all night storms, I barely got any sleep and then couldn't get up in the morning. No housework. Cooked though. And made the girls clean the kitchen. More storms headed this way. Think I'll just curl up with Nalini Singh's new release and start over tomorrow.
This morning I got up extra early to read my new housekeeping book. Specifically I wanted to look at the various strategies: Clean everything all in one day Clean a room a day Tackle certain types of cleaning chores each on its own day. I see the pros and cons of all three, but I… Continue reading Progress
I've come to the realization that I really don't know how to clean my house. Oh, I know the mechanics of using a vacuum cleaner and a duster and a mop, etc. It's more that I don't have any sense of how to approach it as a process. Which means that my house is never… Continue reading I Don’t Know How to Clean My House