I loathe cleaning, but I love clean. As a consequence, I find myself doing something I loathe rather too often.
The delicious Winter weather inspired me to do a mini-Spring clean today. I cleaned the out the fridge, damp-wiped the skirting boards and scrubbed every available surface. I mopped for the first time in weeks. It's virtually impossible to mop when you've got a bad back.
"I mopped today, the water was black," I said to LOML during one of our scintillating daily phone conversations.
"Sweetness, you shouldn't be doing that," he gently chided.
"I know," I agreed. "I really shouldn't. But tell me, Blossom, how many times have you mopped since I hurt my back six weeks ago?"
So, this week I'm grateful for...
266. The cleaner - that would be me. I'm grateful that I'm back and that I care.
267. Lamps - bit random, I know. But I have developed a strange aversion to harsh overhead lighting in my old age and my lamps spread such a lovely glow.
268. Slippers - it took me 40 years to find a pair of slippers that were just right for me (I'm certain I was looking for a decent pair of slippers at birth). My feet get hot in really big uggy sort of slippers and a lot of non-ugg slippers are daggy old granny slippers. But I now have the cutest pair of woolen knitted slippers with non-slip tread and they are perfect. Not too hot, not too slippery, juuuuuuust right.
Come link up your grateful post with me over at Village Voices where this week I'm grateful for the great outdoors and urging you all to Go Outside with a little picture I designed all colourful-like just for us.
Do you like your slippers?
Do you like overhead lighting?
Do you like the way men clean a house?
[Image found via weheartit... what do you think she is cleaning up there? Is it a LUNG? Yuuuuck, it looks gross, but I couldn't resist the monumental cleaning task she faces. I feel like that every single day.]