I can do anything for 5 minutes…

deardaughterMove along please. There’s nothing to see here. Unless you want a blow-by-blow of the boring chores, errands, and spring cleaning endeavors of a baggy old kayak woman here at the Landfill on the Planet Ann Arbor.

Got up at six, took a shower, and backed the Frog Hopper into the street on my way out to take my 0-skunk-30 walk. I have to say it was dicey getting the Frog Hopper out there because the dusting of snow we got last night made it hard to see out of zeee veeeeeeensheeeeelds. I actually found a patch of black ice on my walk this morning. It’s okay, I didn’t fall. Came home and the GG was up and aboot, which meant that I could throw the sheets and shower curtain and bathmat into the washing musheen. Then the Jackson Road Meijer for a few grokkeries of the sort I don’t really want to haul home in my backpack. Filled up the Ninja on the way.

I did not sit down today for more than maybe a half hour break sometime in the afternoon. Up and down the stairs. Up and down the step stool. In and out the back door. In and out of winter-*ish* clothing. All of the blinds and curtains in the Landfill are clean. All of the interior windows and a few of the exterior windows are clean. Three of the garbage/recycle carts have been dish-soaped and hosed out. I didn’t bother with the recycle cart because I don’t ever put anything icky in there. It probably needs it *anyway* but I had already begun filling it with next week’s load. Two trips to the Plum Market, one alone and the other with the GG. 15 minutes of raking up sticks and acorns and I dunno what else in the back yard. And yes I know it was 15 minutes because I used my phone as a timer. I can do anything for 5 minutes. I can do anything for 5 minutes. I can do anything for 5 minutes. Actually I made it to 15 minutes.

I felt like I made some good progress today. I don’t think I have washed the blinds or curtains since we bought them, which was back when the beach urchins were teenagers or thereabouts. I also washed all the spiderwebs and dust and crap out of the window frames. It feels marginally cleaner here today. Alas, there is still too much junk and old papers and things around. That drags me down…

The GG? He did spend some couch time today but that’s fairly typical for him on a Saturday and I don’t mind it. He seems to think he didn’t do too much today. The truth is that he spent the entire morning trying to scout out some good soil for Mouse’s new raised garden bed. He even hauled our loverly hillbilly trailer around in the hopes he could haul some home. Alas. Nobody has it yet. Or if they do have it, it is “too wet”. This is a truly horrible “spring” (groundhog?) and someone at Lodi Farms wrote the note in the photoooo to help the GG get off the hook with Mouse. He worked very hard today and deserved his nap!

One Response to “I can do anything for 5 minutes…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I am impressed! My blinds are in dire need of cleaning!! Is it hard?