Captain’s Log 5,726
This is what morning people do.
Yup. I know. Dreadful to many. Excellent work ethic to others.
I have made a commitment to myself to keep my house in what I call FIFTEEN MINUTES TO COMPANY mode. If company is staying longer, it’s THIRTY MINUTES TO OVERNIGHT GUESTS. Of course, this all depends how dirty the windows are. Dirty windows are game changers for sure. Unless company is arriving after dark. Then, who cares? Nobody sees dirty windows in the dark. Same for unswept sidewalks. I don’t worry about those too much. Sweeping once a week is good enough.
My mom was a FIFTEEN SECONDS TO COMPANY OR OVERNIGHT GUESTS kind of person. Our house was immaculate at all times. Never a dirty dish or an errant towel anywhere……ever. My dad was the same way. He could be watching television in his special chair. If he spied a piece of lint on the floor, he would launch himself across the room to pick it up. My parents were so clean and tidy they could have lived on a sailboat. Sailboat living requires meticulous attention to putting things away, having things in perfect order, etc. My mom took it to the extreme, however. All of her canned goods were alphabetized in the cupboards. I don’t go QUITE that far. Hopefully, I never will…..but we all know how eccentric people can become as they get older.
Speaking of eccentric……I have my shoes in the freezer right now. The lovely red shoes I bought are a bit too tight across the toes, and I read on the internet that it’s easy to fix that by using ice. You put a baggie of water inside the shoe and let it freeze. As the ice expands, the shoe stretches to accommodate it. I have put the shoes through one round of icing already. It worked, but it could be better. So, another round.
I added little bottles to keep the ice baggies from shifting. This is really exciting stuff! This is also how I entertain myself at dawn.
I wonder how many other people on the planet are icing their shoes today. There must be a few, don’t you think?