A journey of exploration and discovery of who I am becoming during the aging process. A great big bang-up HURRAH! that
I'm alive. A lot of talk about sundry and miscellaneous stuff & nonsense that may or may not have relevance; they may not even make sense (remember, I'm menopausal!). But I'm hoping they'll be fun.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
A Laidback Weekend
It's been a drizzly, drippy weekend in southern NS: not so good for raking outdoors and continuing to build the brush fence ..... but perfect for cleaning! Uh! Excuse me! That is not me in my cleaning attire! (Darned computers sometimes!!)
* * Yes ......This looks much more like I did on Saturday.
No first prize win for attire or physique: but perhaps a Miss Congeniality prize for attitude.
I do like to clean and tidy and put my house in order. (Also a necessity when you're as forgetful as I am!!) I sang and danced my way through the vacuuming and floor scrubbing; I shook my hiney while I swirled the toilet brush. It was good to finally get at the various jobs that have been waylaid by long walks with ice cream and broken hot water tanks. But I'm afraid my comfy jeans and t-shirt still was too dressy for the BIG JOB! Remember? I had to change into specialized gear to clean ..........
THE BASEMENT !!
Not really me! It wasn't quite that bad!
What a yucky job that is though, huh? Basements, garages, attics! They are "DIRTY DENS FULL OF DISASTEROUS DELUGES OF DETRITUS". They are poopy-kaka!!
The only singing that took place during that task was me "singing the blues"! And the only good thing that I can say about it is that it's done! I know where things are again! And bonus! I found the huge bag of tulip bulbs that didn't get planted last fall, some calla lilly bulbs, and my missing bush clippers!
After a lovely, long shower, I had a solitary, blissful, healthy meal in my CLEAN HOUSE. (I love that feeling! I could just sit for hours smiling contentedly in my lovely, clean living room feeling completely satisfied with life --- except it only last for the few seconds until a child arrives home!)
I was blessed that afternoon and evening though; I was alone until late evening. So, I parked my clean self in the corner chair with a wine spritzer and the mending and watched a whole lot of junk on the television. It was quite nice!*
Sunday afternoon was spent in much the same way. As the rain gently fell outside, I finished the mending, sat with my beloved New York Times crossword and then cooked a delicious dinner complete with this not so health conscious dessert
Chocolate snacking cake with choco chip icing and clotted cream on the side*
Funny how one piece of cake can make you feel like "Mss Lardo" !! So, it's a good thing tomorrow is Monday and I get to partake in an hour of cardio over lunch and an hour of Zumba in the evening.