So, it’s spring time and the whole ‘spring cleaning’ that is supposed to happen around the house is becoming a little more than I anticipated. I have a rather large house, and am the lone occupant for the most part…so I rarely clean/clean, I do a lot of surface cleaning. Yes there is a difference. It’s been awhile since I have actually cleaned my house, so this past weekend I took some time off work (I cannot make myself clean on a Saturday, because that’s my day off) and I started cleaning. I was going to do the basic clean, but then I decided to ‘clean/clean’ my house. That involves the windows, base boards, fans, moving stuff to vacum under and behind, whiping down the cabinets and washing all appliances. So needless to say, I have spent about 7 1/2 hours on my house so far and I have just now finished the first floor. I now have the upstairs to attack. I have a plan that if I take a room a nite and do all the work it should be good to go…until I get to my office. Then I’ll probably be in there for a month. I haven’t thrown any paperwork away in AWHILE, and I’ve gotten into the bad habit of it being a ‘catch all’ for anything that I don’t really have a place for (not to mention my gazillion pictures). I need a shredder, a mass amount of photo albums, and a file cabinet. And then I should be good to go. But right now I’m loving my house, as I walk in it has the ‘clean smell’ and everything is in it’s place and looks sparkely.
I went canoeing on Saturday. WOOT!! The river was up a little, and when people found out that I went, they kinda freaked. But it’s all good. The river apparently was rolling a little faster than what we thought, a three hour canoe trip took us only two hours. We went through some rapid waters, and some of the water splashed up over the side of the canoe…it was COLD. The Current River is cold anyway, I make it a habit to not really swim in it until July, and we’ve had rain the past couple of weeks. But we stayed dry, I kept Coppertone in business and Leah fried herself by trying to ‘get some sun’. She’s enjoying it tremendously! But it was great! The river ‘opens’ on Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day weekends around here, so the traffic on the river wasn’t bad (that and given the fact that it was up a little). But we had fun and I got to stay at the new cabin.