I can't move my arms or legs without excruciating pain, and I'm pretty sure that my fingernails will never grow back, but I am happy to report that Chez Spinster is now officially clean. All of this, of course, is thanks to Aunt Chrissy, who gave up seven hours of her life yesterday to help me dust, sweep, puff, fluff, and grunt this house into tidy submission. Methinks I need to buy her something as a thank you. Like a small country. Or an airplane.
The guest room is all ready for some company! Stewey wanted me to add that the bed is very comfortable and between the smooshy mattress pad and the lovely t-shirt sheets, one can really get a good snooze here:
This is the guest bathroom. I found that poster a few years ago and just love the colors in it. (And yes, it drives me absolutely nuts that the guest room is yellow and red and the guest bath is orange, but that's a battle for another day):
Man o' manachavitz, but there was dust to be found! And I'm pretty sure that Aunt Chrissy found enough Stewey pee to float a boat. (I could hear her disgust as she worked away in the office and guest bath). I managed to get the living room done and even re-arranged the furniture. And you will be quite happy to know that we even dusted the pot shelf! On a ladder and everything! Thank goodness there are electrical outlets up there, since we were able to use the vacuum quite easily! Woo Hoo!
I hate the new furniture arrangement, of course, but that's just because I am a creature of habit and can't stand anything out of my comfort zone. I promised that I would leave things alone for one week, and if I still don't like it I can move it all back.
On the stitchy front, I have decided that I would really like to finish some things before November gets here and I'm jonesing for Christmas. So to that end I have vowed to only work on WIP's until such time as November 1st rolls around. I looked in my project book and it would seem that I have 33 projects started. 33. This astounds even me, thus the new plan.
Now for those of you who have read this here blog more than once or twice, you already know that this new plan will last all of ten minutes before I get bored and decide on a new one. I have made these kind of promises before, and what can I say? I'm just not at all dependable. (Oh well, at least I'm consistent in that.)
Today is a Happy Chair kind of day. Aunt Chrissy and Bosco will be here shortly to join in the festivities. I've got "Paul Blart, Mall Cop", "Ironman", and "Rachel Getting Married" all fired up and ready to go, so it will be an interesting movie day. The first two are totally NOT our kind of movies, but we had so much fun watching "The Dark Knight", that we decided to channel our inner twelve year old boys and just get on with it. Besides, both Aunt Chrissy and I LOVE Kevin James, and who couldn't watch a little Robert Downey Jr. on a lazy Sunday afternoon?
Thanks for stopping by! I promise....no more cleaning reports. I'm all done now and fully intend to let this place slip back into its Grey Garden self real soon.