Catching Up

While Brad was gone one afternoon this week I tackled some cleaning that I’d been putting off. Two of my favorite products are Melaleuca Sol-U-Guard and Young Living Thieves cleaners.

Both bathrooms are clean and I did some dusting and cleaning in the master bedroom and my workroom. I got caught up with the laundry and the kitchen is clean except for mopping the floor and that will wait for another day. The biggest job ahead of me is cleaning under and behind the washer and dryer and behind the water heater in the utility room. It’s a major chore to move those appliances so I can get to the floor behind them and it’s a reach to clean around the water heater in the corner.

The deep cleaning that I had intended to do two months or more ago got put on hold due to the kidney stone incident and since then my neck and back have been bothering me. I hate house dust and it is one of the things I am most allergic to as it happens. It was getting thick in places, especially under the beds and other furniture. I feel a lot better getting caught up with that chore. There are still some bookcases that need deep cleaning and a couple of closets as well.

As much as I dislike inhaling dust it is very satisfying to see clean floors and bathrooms again. The best remedy for dust allergy is a good saline flush. I keep homemade saline on hand: 3 heaping teaspoons of sea salt, 1 heaping teaspoon of baking soda, 1 quart of distilled water. Give the jar a good stir and use a bulb syringe to irrigate your sinuses. The more salt I use the better decongestant result and the less likely I am to end up with a sinus infection from congestion.

After I get my spinning corner cleaned and dusted I will make time to sit down at the wheel and finish the bobbin that’s been on the wheel for much too long. My ankle has been acting up lately and treadling the spinning wheel will help loosen it up. And I just remembered…I need to dust the window blinds. And the blades of four ceiling fans. It just never ends!

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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