Eight pages behind... I'm not going to try to get caught up on all that, no time. Been SO busy here this past week, I feel like I'm going in circles. Couple more sick kittens, saved one, lost one.
But I did get my house cleaned, and it stayed clean for precisely 24 hours, which might be a record! I'm going to try to keep it up with a little bit of maintenance every day and hope we don't have any bad mud in the near future.
The carpets were just nasty. A whole winter of sporadic vacuuming, plus mud and "other stuff" being tracked in and powdered into the carpet... the smell was getting to where even I was noticing it, and I live here, LOL! So I mixed up some orange essential oil in a big bowl of baking soda and sprinkled it heavily all over the carpet, then vacuumed it up. BIG difference! Yay! Now it smells faintly of citrus, rather than dirty dog and dried poop.
I still have to shampoo, but at least I got the worst of the surface gunk off.
The grass is growing so fast, Rich can mow one day and the next it looks like it hasn't been mowed in weeks. There's too much acreage here for him to do it all at once, so he does sections at a time, and by the time he makes the whole circuit, the first part is 8 or 10 inches tall again. "Springtime on the grass prairie."
Today is my 5th anniversary of when I quit smoking, too.
I was so sure I'd die with a cigarette in my hand, and I couldn't go more than a couple hours without one. I would NEVER have imagined I could make it a week, much less a year, much less FIVE years! Sometimes I still can't believe it...
Anyway, off I go again. Rich is going to Rapid for shopping today, and I have a crap-ton of things to do today while he's gone. (All the while fending off the five "baby" wildebeeste, who all have spring fever right now. Oh, and did I mention there are flies and moths in the windows now? God help me... who needs cat toys when there are flying insects to be had?)
Everyone have a good day!