Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I've cleaned house. What I haven't done yet is unload the washing machine and I'm looking forward to that so much, that I'll do that as soon as I'm done writing this, because there are exciting clothes in there and I want to hang them up and get them dry and iron them...
...as a matter of fact, before I just went to make myself a cup of coffee, I took the time to empty the machine and hang up the clothes. There were three cardigans in there and I may want to wear one of them tomorrow. So I hung them up very neatly on hangers and got as many of the wrinkles out as I could. Now all they have to do is dry. Which may take a while, because it's not that warm in here anymore.
So I cleaned house and when I vacuumed, I was hoping to run into that big spider so I would be able to vacuum him also, but I didn't see him anywhere, which has me worried, because where is he hiding? I have visions of him lurking under my bed and coming out during the night. Yikes! I better not think about that.
I scrubbed the kitchen counter, but then forgot to scrub the stove, so I still need to do that. I'm also soaking a big pot in which I cooked soup with vermicelli. That still needs to get cleaned. It is sitting on the stove pretending to be something else. I forgot to water the plants and they are next up on the list of things left to do. That's what you get when you don't make an actual list, but try to remember it all by heart. I did remember some things which I initially had not thought of, like the sheet and towel which were still hanging on the clothing line outside and which had been rained on and were soaking wet and are now drying on the rack in the bathroom. I also mopped the kitchen floor, which I had not counted on, but which turned out to be very necessary. You don't notice these things unless you specifically look at them. Suddenly you see big stains.
This morning, after I went to see my SPN, I stopped by the clothing store that's close to here, and where I had bought my other scarves, and went in search of some new ones. There was a bin there with scarves on sale for 2.95 and I dug around in it until I found two that I liked and I felt pretty pleased with myself. I've got a lavender one with red flowers and a pink one with a red design on it. You can bet that wherever I go now, I will keep my eyes peeled for the right scarf, because I need a gray one, or I may go back and dig around in that bin some more. For that price I almost have to. Oh, I'm scarf crazy now. I've decided to wear a lot of black clothes with the scarfs to make them stand out more, or gray ones. I tell you, this gives a whole new meaning to my life.
The visit with my SPN went fine, but I don't know if I said anything sensible, though she did take notes. It seemed as though I tumbled from one thing to another in the conversation and I don't know if I made any sense. I may have been a little bit uncomfortable, because we had to discuss my problem of last week when she was not there, and now it just feels highly embarrassing. My consolation is, that she always deals with people with odd problems and that I'm not an exception to the rule and I don't want to be. I just want to blend into the woodwork. I don't want to be an outstanding odd person. So I pray to God that I'm not.
I did steal a very nice House & Garden Magazine to use for collages that I want to make at home. It has some terrific photographs in it and I couldn't resist taking it. So you see, I do have some criminal tendencies. I figure I need a lot of practice, so I need a lot of magazines. I asked my sister, but she doesn't buy magazines anymore. I'll have to get them some other way.
It's time to watch the news. The queen gave the State of the Union today, so I have to watch it.