OK -- -so you are all way smarter than I am about my own stuff. I have a Shop-Vac! DUH!! So yes -- that set of black vacuum attachments belongs to that! Good grief - that doesn't say much for me! I own too many things and do not use them often; one forgets what one has!
I'm happy to report that most floors are vacuumed and washed. A bit more furniture has to be moved before I can vacuum and wash the remainder. The cleaning lady is coming today, so she will vacuum and wash. I'll try to get some of the furniture moved today, but if not, that's a job for tomorrow. I'm good with that. I think we will have most of the dust off the floors by the end of today or tomorrow.
The furnace filter -- YES -- I must remember to change that. Or clean it since I think it's a reusable one. We got a new furnace two years ago, and I can't remember. It also needs a service, so that's going on the list of things to do.
It looks and feels significantly better in the house after my cleaning efforts yesterday, and I gained extra steps from it, and it just so happened that several people called me, so while I washed floors, I got to chat! Bonus all around!
Then I had a dentist appointment in the afternoon. Hmmm -- not sure if honesty is a good idea and admit that I haven't been flossing. Although super cheery, I swear that the hygienist was digging for gold in my gums. OK -- so the hint is taken, I MUST floss more often and try to brush more as well.
But the dentist is on my daily walk, so I just timed it to get to the dentist on time. I had to stop at the bank, and it's in the same parking lot as the dentist. I HATE that parking lot as it's tiny and always a pain to find a spot to park. Well, I haven't had to worry about that in years!
OK -- so here's another pet peeve of mine. I'm sorry to be so picky, but it drives me nuts when people don't care and treat garbage workers like their staff. It was recycling day yesterday. We only put our cart out when it's full, and since it's a truck that picks it up, no one needs to pick up a heavy bin. Since the recycling is clean, I don't see a problem storing it in the garage until it needs to go out.
But I know many people put their recycling out every week. That's OK, but their bins are always full, which is also good. But did you know that if you FLATTEN all your boxes, that the bin will not fill up so fast? And therefore doesn't need to be taken to the curb as often? Of course, we rarely buy any food packaged in a box, and I suspect that most of the recycling these days is frozen or packaged food or shipping boxes, little of which comes into our house.
I will confess that if I were shopping, there would be a bit more processed food - OH -- if I were cooking, that is. But DH is way worse than I am and will NOT buy anything in a box! Still -- if you buy something in a box, then flatten the box. I can't believe that people are so "lazy" that they can't or don't know how to flatten a box, so the lids on their recycling containers don't have to be open. And even if there is room, flatten the box -- it makes for more space in the truck. God -- I'm old and crotchety -- just like my Mom, who flattened EVERYTHING!
And people put so much in the recycling that doesn't belong -- but I won't go there.
I passed these two houses yesterday, and I just shook my head.
|Garbage and recycling|
|Excess stuff to deal with|
|One more block for Enchanted Autumn|
Speaking of Christmas Day, we usually go to the movies, and I could have booked tickets a couple of days ago, but when I actually went in to book the tickets, there are NO movies booked from today to January 1. I'll give them a call and see what's happening. It's all these silly restrictions. I know I say silly, and that's all I'm going to say. I think they shut the VIP theatres down. GRRRRR!!!
On that note, it's time for spin class. Seriously -- I can't believe that I get up early so I can get to the gym and sweat my butt off. Then into the steam room for more sweat. And we call this fun? Well, it's not fun - but actually, I don't mind it. Now that my legs are stronger, it's not so bad. And you feel great afterward!!!
Don't forget there' a Virtual Retreat on Sunday, December 26. It starts at 10 AM and goes on until whenever. As usual, it's going to be loads of fun, and I suspect with the restrictions that many of us will be at home with not much to do. I would have been home anyway! So let's embrace the "found" time and get some sewing done. Hopefully, you'll all be done with Christmas gifts so you can start on your UFOs.
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Don't forget to set those goals!! I have several areas to deal with. My mental and physical health, my UFOs, and others.
Have a super day!!!