Yo heave ho…

I don’t have it in me to write a post (like yesterday’s) about what I did today, but it was similar and I am feeling so high on the hog right now, I can’t believe it. In between various walks and/or trips to grocery stores, I flung a little bit more. And I cleaned. I micro-cleaned. Stuff that hadn’t been cleaned in a long time. As in I took soap and water and/or Pledge and/or Windex and/or the ancient Electrolux vacuum cleaner that used to be in my uncle Don’s doctor’s office in Sault Ste. Siberia, Yes, it lives and is going strong down here on the Planet Ann Arbor — I love Roooommba but I can’t exactly program HER to do stairs or dust off objects that can’t be thrust into soapy dish water. I put a new bag in the Electrolux today for about the umpteen millionth time 🙂

It feels so good to do the stuff I did today. If you are struggling with your own, er, over-abundance of stuff, don’t envy me my flinging. For one thing, I have been on a roll this fall but I could just as easily manage to get stymied next week (or the week after or whenever). It is so hard to get started on this kind of thing. For whatever reason, I have [finally] managed to start making progress now and I am going to continue with it whenever I can, five minutes or so every day or whatever I can manage. I am not going to leave my daughters with a dumpster.

We did get a walk down by Barton Dam late this afternoon. Checked out the birdhouses that the GG built and put up last winter.

I love you all…
Kayak Woman, aka the flinger (and cleaner)

P.S. Yes, it is okay to throw out underwear you’ve had since you were 18. Just sayin’. 😉

8 Responses to “Yo heave ho…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I did a ton today and it felt good, although no flinging. I dusted, vacuumed, cleaned the cat litter box, swept the garage, pulled up or cut off all the dying plants from summer, raked a bunch of leaves in our yard from our neighbors’ trees, and went for a run! I also talked to my younger daughter on the phone and had coffee with someone I’ve known for a long time who just got elected to the school board.

  2. GG Says:

    … end of fall cleanup … empty gutters, rake out the last leaves from the myrtle, vacuum the leaves from the lawn, and sweep the pavement clean for the last time. I put out a snow shovel. We are ready.

  3. jay Says:

    Turkey shaped butter?
    I don’t think I have ever seen that before.

  4. Jan Says:

    I’m doing a lot of purging and flinging too. It’s so much easier than it’s ever been. I recently turned 60, and I think that’s part of it. I can look at books I’ve had for years and say “no, I won’t ever read that again”. It’s a little more difficult to fling craft supplies/sewing projects, but the same mindset has helped. I hope you continue to make the progress you want to make.

  5. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Made Dot a cheerleader skirt for her class tomorrow. Did not get a chance to clean, but are you for hire?

  6. Pooh Says:

    I cleaned out the fridge yesterday. Time to pitch frozen leftovers from last year’s holiday feast. Why do we have three ketchup bottles and two dijon mustard bottles. Can you read that date on the mayonaisse? I did find an orphan Dove bar in the freezer, and considered that a just reward. My loving husband did the dishes, cleaning all the newly liberated tupperware and Mason jars, while I cleaned the newly visible shelves. Then we went out and did the T-day shopping, filling up that newly cleaned fridge.

    This year’s resolution: use up the leftovers!

  7. kayak woman Says:

    @Jan [not-cousin]: I think you’re right that we are all at the point where we know we aren’t going to use some of this stuff.

    @Pooh: BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!!! Ask me how many bags of groceries I brought back from the Moomincabin Labor Day weekend. All purchased with the best of intentions.

    @Kathy: Not for hire! Not really very good at cleaning. Try The Beautiful Gay. 😉

  8. isa Says:

    Please tell me you have some of that sculptured butter.