Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sunday Scribbles: "Foul"

Friday night’s freezing rain caused a spontaneous sleep-over at Danielle’s after movie night. Arriving home I realised the Inu and Kima, my darling kitties, needed to be rescued from my bedroom. They had slipped into my room while I was getting ready the night before and had not escaped before I shut the door. A very foul smell greeted me as I opened the bedroom door.

Cleaning is not my forte. To be honest I put it off as long as possible...and some times longer. I know it’s important and I love it when the place is clean. This isn’t a failure on my mothers part, she taught me how to clean. I just don’t. The biggest motivators for tiding up this past year were people were coming over or I had run out of clean dishes. I feel ashamed but it’s true. Yet, I spent a good part of Saturday scrubbing and scoring for the pure reason of wanting a clean apartment (and to remove the smell).

Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf, who knows? I’ve been motivated by a show I discovered on Kelly’s blog, How Clean is Your House?

It’s become a favourite; the homes are horrible yet I can't look way. I learn good tips, I see how gross things can get if not kept in check, and I have a sense of pride/relief that I’m not the worst of the foul fiends (which then gives me guilt). If you are interested in the rest of the episode here's part 2 and 3.

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Heather said...

Cleaning is a never-ending battle, that's for sure! I try to keep my house "clean enough," but I figure I have better things to do than keep it spotless. ;o)

Great job with the "foul" theme. Hope you managed to get rid of the foul kitty smell. That's rough!

myrtle beached whale said...

Great take on the prompt. Cat smell is definitely foul. One peed in my gym bag once. Holy Moses!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Heather,

Myrtle, the gym bag sounds gross, how did you clean it up or did you just get a new bag?

keith hillman said...

Not nice! The pong I mean, not your post which was great! Enjoyed it.

susan said...

Maude, Glad to hear I'm not alone. I love a clean home but I'm always busy doing something else. When I entertained more, I was very motivated to keep my house clean. :-)

susan said...

Btw, I love seeing your reading lists on the side bar. Hope you'll come by BES.