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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

The Checklist

1.    Alstromeria and dwarf Meyer lemon tree placed outside for the season.

2.    List made for weekend activities:  edge the flower beds, fill pots with soil and fertilizer, wash front windows and put in screens.

3.    Cardio and weight workout completed.  This also included schmoozing and some knee-slapping, raucous laughter with a number of older gym goers.  These gentlemen are a real hoot.  Fodder for another post.

4.    Yesterday I reached my tolerance level with our house that also serves as the office for our family business, and a hostel for our adult children and their pets.  I vacuumed the living room (aka baby's play room), dining room, kitchen, family room, and sun porch.  Then, I retrieved a bucket, filled it with hot, hot water, SpicNSpan, and Clorox and carried it out to the sun porch, not before I realized, however, that there was a huge hole in the bottom of the bucket!  So my kitchen floor was inadvertently washed as well.  I grabbed another bucket, transferred what was left to it and added more water and soap, and swabbed the tile in the sun porch -- in some places twice -- singing all the while "There's a hole in my bucket, dear Liza..."  I hate it when songs get stuck in my head -- especially when I don't even like the song!

5.   I slept well last night...

13 comments:

Jay said...

My kitchen and bathroom could use a good swabbing. Come on over anytime. I'll make fajitas. ;-)

Linda said...

SpicNSpan, hadn't thought of it in years! Spring is definitely on the way when SpicNSpan appears on the scene.

Happyone :-) said...

That's one way to get the kitchen floor cleaned! :-)
Now I have that song stuck in my head!!

Purple Flowers said...

Are you for hire?
The coffee is always hot, and the beer is always cold.

TAG said...

Time to add to the list.

6. In a week or two move the Alstromeria and dward Meyer lemon trees back into the house as the night will be too cold for them.

7. Pack up cleaning supplies and head on down to TAG's house to repeat the performance.

Let me see.. what else.... those are enough for now I guess.

If it will make the old man happy, he is welcome to join you on the trip south. :D


Happy Easter.

TAG

C.A. said...

I had to laugh at the description of "Hostel". Sometimes I feel that way too! Isn't it magical to get back outside with the plants and birds and dirt again? It recharges my soul's battery!

I hope you have a beautiful day, friend!

Big Hugs....

C.A.

Linda Reeder said...

Don't you just feel great after a productive day?!

Cheryl said...

You sound so happy! Spring is your season.

Theresa said...

We just got a Meyer lemon tree :) Come see...

Gilly said...

My, you have been busy! And a sparkling house as well!

I hate it when songs get stuck in my head too, over and over, just a couple of lines! Drives me mad!

Have a Happy Easter/holiday

Palm Springs Savant said...

wow that's quite the list there. You sure keep busy. Now about that vacuuming...what kind of vacuum do you have? All mine keep breaking.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

You have been busy! Did you finish your list over the weekend? I've been lazy the last few days - need to get busy myself. I think I have spring fever.....

cri said...

Ciao Kathy!
How are you? Happy easter, I know I'm late, but I send you a lot of kisses!!!
Cristina