Thursday, February 24, 2011

Productive and preparations

Today was a very good day. I've been bit by the spring cleaning fever. I know it's only February, but I live in sunny Arizona and it's already 70 degrees. It feels like spring.

Following on the success of Thursday last week, I decided to again try to make Preparation Day a bit easier. Fridays are so busy and I want to be ready for the Sabbath, rather than rushing into it.

So, today was a mix of completing chores that would make tomorrow easier and doing some serious cleaning that hadn't been done in awhile. Let's not try to figure out how long it's been since I've mopped my kitchen floor... I also started working on the filing, trying to eliminate the giant pile of papers that migrates between my desk and the kitchen counter. It has been reduced to a height of only 4 inches, as opposed to the original 12!

After finishing all the housework (not that housework is ever finished) I decided to work on my quilt. I spread it out on the floor and spray basted it. Wow. That was hard. I thought it would be easier but I think it was too big of a quilt to be ideal for spray basting. I had a really hard time getting the wrinkles out of both the batting and backing. Several times, my hubby and I had to peel part of it apart and redo it. But, my quilt is finally basted! Now to tie it.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. My living room is tidied, my fridge is cleaned out, and all the dishes are washed and put away. Tomorrow should be easy. Right? Right.


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Missie said...

if you are longing for some cold weather and house cleaning up north my house is always open to you :)

Ruth MacC said...

I like what Missie said!!! 70 sounds great to me, like the Summer! Today it was cold but very sunny so I started the working day by having my coffee in the front garden in my dressing gown. I enjoyed it so much that later on I did some work in it. I really enjoy gardning now that I am older :0)

Anyway, how did yu get on? Did all that cleaning make any difference to your Sabbath?

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

I've been bit by the spring cleaning bug as well. Sunny warm days seem to get me going.

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

I've been hit by the spring cleaning bug as well. It must be the sunny warmish weather!