Sunday, December 09, 2007

Spring Cleaning (Yes I know its Summer)

Miss Beanie has been not-veby-well, poor little mite, and it has kept me more than occupied this week. In the last twenty-four hours she's started to come good, but since last Sunday night she's had a sky-rocketing temperature, peaking at 40 on Thursday night. Turned out she had tonsillitus and the first batch of antibiotics didn't have any effect.

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.

SIGH.

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Jess Dee said...

Honestly Cait, you are the only person I know who can make onion picking, carpet beating and draw cleaning read like a comedy.
Hilarious blog.

Hope fevers are down and throats are better. Nothing worse than feeling rotten in this god awful weather.

Jess

Rachael Blair said...

Cait - you are making me sick! And it's not the grime, it's the fact that you're doing all this bloody cleaning! Tsk, tsk... makes the rest of us look bad. :)

Sandie Hudson said...

Hi Cait

Do you think when you're finished your house you might like to come and do mine?
I keep putting the cleaning off. I hate housework with a passion and can find 9,999,999,999,999 reasons not to have to do it.

I really dropped by to wish you and your family A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Hugs
Sandie

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

No, no. I don't mean to make anyone look bad. That's why I put the picture of the knives and forks drawer up there. I'm cleaning things that desperatly need it.

BTW the carpet has finally dried, and guess what? It smells worse than ever. So will be hauling it outside and scrubbing it again when the weather gets better. In the meantime I'm dousing it in vinegar. I so have better things to do with my life.