Well, I knew it probably wouldn’t last. I just figured that my plan for Family Fun Day every Sunday wouldn’t end after the first one! We had grandiose plans to go to Indianapolis for the day – meet up with a friend I haven’t seen for ages, take in some art, eat some food… Those plans can now be found in the pile with my losing weight, learning a new language and trying not to talk so much shit plans after it snowed most of the weekend. Except of course on Sunday, when (after we had already called the trip) the snow decided to change course and be replaced by a big blue sky. This city hates me.
So did I go and enjoy the nice sunny day? Hell no. I decided to use my pent-up aggression to do my floors. I secretly get joy from cleaning (I know, sick). It is one of the few activities where I can really see the results from all of my effort. This week the rest of my efforts went towards child rearing and all I have is a “Mommy is the worst EVER!” to show for it. Clearly my kid and Cincinnati have the same feelings for me. It is just unfortunate that I can’t drop Cincinnati off at school at 8am, have a multi-wine lunch and pick it back up when I am mellowed out enough to deal. But I digress…
My floor cleaning joy has been taken up several notches since I have settled into, what I believe is, the perfect trifecta of floor cleaning friends. I have had my Dyson Animal (on sale HERE) for years and it made the biggest difference in picking up all of those tough pug hairs that are stuck. on. everything. My mother (who takes cleaning to another level) introduced me to the Miele Canister (also on sale HERE), which has cut my hardwood floor cleaning time in HALF since purchasing it. And it is quiet enough to use during nap time! And finally, after years of Swiffer-ing, I realized that I was doing nothing more than pushing dirt around my floor. So I switched to an equally easy but infinitely better option – the Rubbermaid Reveal. It is just as quick as using a Swiffer, but allows you to wash the pad after each use, select any floor cleaning solution you prefer and actually scrubs tough spills and smudges out.
Pretty thrilling start to a week of blogging… And life. Nowhere but up, my friends!!! Hope you all have a great week.