Monday, February 25, 2008

"Spring" cleaning

Yesterday was a balmy 35F. It seemed Spring-like compared to what we have had lately.

So yesterday was pretty lazy at least for the morning. We finished off all six cinnamon rolls and played some video games until around 2:30 when I decided to start the laundry. I used my homemade laundry detergent (1c washing soda, 1c Borax, 1 bar Fels Naptha grated) for the first time and was quite happy with the results. I am not sure if it was wishful thinking, but I thought our tae kwon do doboks looked less off-white than normal.

Well, once I started the laundry Josh went after the kitchen. The next thing I knew he had pulled the stove and refrigerator away from the wall and was attacking the grease and grime accumulated on the sides of the refrigerator. The amount of crap that falls between the appliances and the cabinets is disgusting. He did most of that cleaning while I took care of folding and re-folding laundry. I did have the pleasure of cleaning the stove top and the inside of the oven as well as the outside. Once most of the laundry was out of the living room and onto the bed (so you have to put it away before going to bed), we vacuumed the living room. The amount of dirt and sand in the carpet was amazing. I went over areas several times before the majority of the sand was gone.

I am glad the afternoon of cleaning was impromptu rather than planned. We didn't have to dread it for long. It's nice to have the kitchen clean and shiny and the sand out of the carpet. We didn't want to ruin the clean kitchen right away so we ordered a pizza. I don't think cinnamon rolls and taco pizza count as health food, but that's what weekend are for. We are having salads for dinner tonight.


AndreaLea said...

Funny! My husband pulled out the appliances to clean yesterday too. If only I could say we had homemade cinnamon rolls.

Must be spring fever. :)

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

Wow, I am impressed. I definitely did not move any appliances yesterday (and neither did my husband) and I can assure you there are no appliance moving plans in the near future.

Rachel said...

Hey C--thanks for your suggestions on my sock and the ladder and hole problems on the Fearless KAL! I started my second pair of socks this weekend and I did use 5 needles instead of four...and I'll take your suggestion on the picking up stitches at the heel! We'll see how it goes!

btw--cinnamon rolls...mmmmm!

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

Is it just me or is the foot pattern a bit crazy? I am ending up counting my stitches after every round, just to make sure I didn't do any random YO's or anything.

10 minutes is an awful lot of cooking just for oatmeal! Maybe I will stick with this absurd breakfast for now. Although oatmeal and cranberries sounds fantastic. I love cranberries!

Dragonfly said...

Tried to explain to someone today that Sunday was a beautiful sunny 35 and son & I went out without coats for a short walk because it was so nice. Seeing as they were in Calfornia, I think I've been declared nutty. But it was!