Daily Reflections From My Window

September 9, 2021 Thursday: Getting Ready for Visitors


“Housework can’t kill you, but why take the chance?”

Phyllis Diller

We’re having some house guests and they’ll be here for about 10 days. They’re using our place as their hub but we’ll have lots of time to spend with them too.

I have to confess that I haven’t cleaned my house in a long time. Like really cleaned it. Since we don’t have pugs anymore, it doesn’t seem to get that dirty. I do a quick swiffer over the wood floors once in a while, vacuum here and there and a dusting with my swiffer duster, and that’s good enough for me. I usually spend time deep cleaning my studio when I do clean, but the rest of the house? No. I should tell you that we did have a wonderful cleaning lady, Tammy (and if you are reading this, I hope you are well!) who came every other week and then less because of Covid. She also had another full time job managing an assisted living facility. First she came less often, to protect her clients and then it just became too much and had to reduce her work load. She’s a hard worker, that one and we miss her smiling face and sunny disposition. I know I have a picture of her somewhere! That’s next up-organizing my photos. Back to our guests. Janet and Leo are coming to visit friends and family in town. They’ve been gone for a few years and needed a dose of Jtown and we’re happy to have them here and be home base. They’re like family! I got all caught up in cleaning a closet in the room they’ll be using. It was full of fabrics and things and I want to have all of that stuff in one place. I moved most of it to my fiber studio. Now that’s back to disaster stage. It’ll get done.

I went to my new PCP appointment and after looking at my bloodwork and stats, she proclaimed me as in great shape. She affirmed that what my alternative MD is doing is working and is in agreement that alternative approaches work hand in hand with traditional medicine. When your doctor tells you that, you feel better! I spent the whole day cleaning, both outside and in, energetic and feeling pretty good about getting a good report. It’s been awhile.

I didn’t take many photos. I was so busy fighting dust bunnies that there was no time. I even did a little redecorating outside and got monthly shots into the herd with ease.

I better hop to it, the day’s a wastin’! Gotta prep for hooping tonight and get things done before. I’m still working on my little alpaca ornaments and insole labels. I’m not going to tell you what I WILL do, I’ll just report what I DID do. Seems to work better!

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!