Have to say its been a looong week. Rain, one very poorly child, and another very bored child and being stuck in the house only allowed out for trips to the doctor has had me climbing the walls.
I've managed to keep myself busy though. First I harvested our mega-huge onion.
That smaller one is a normal sized onion, a bit smaller than my fist. Am still deciding what to do with it, probably onion soup.
Then I decided it was time to spring clean the house. The carpet in the play-room cops a lot of abuse, and lately its started to really smell. So I heaved it outside and used a broom to scrub it down with wool-mix. Great. Excellent. The pale bits on it went from grey back to cream.
Only problem is we've been on about 85% humidity, that's when its not pouring. I doubt we'll ever get it dry.
Its been there for three days and its still dripping.
But at least it doesn't smell of pee anymore.
I attacked the rest of the house with the same enthusiam, but a bit more sucess. We've had a run of illness since early November, so the house-keeping has fallen behind. Still, its been liveable. Or so I thought until this morning. I decided that today would be the day for giving the kitchen a good once over. Wipe down the pots and pans cupboard, throw out the rusting train-shaped cake tin, that sort of thing.
So you can imagine my horror when I lifted the knives and forks sorting tray out of its draw and saw that this was below it...
It smelled as well. Really, really bad.