Friday, March 04, 2011
Yesterday I was domestic. Rare around here anymore. I used to be a pretty good housekeeper. Now, I'm a really good dirt hider. Cleaning can be physically exhausting and a bore. Just saying. But, can I just "air out" a few things?
Winter 2011 has been full of, well, germs. Friends have all been bombarded with two illnesses. One is the Type A flu that wasn't included in the Flu shot we were all supposed to get. It's taken body builders down. Most have been lifeless resembling Olive Oil and sometimes whining with fevers for five days. Not to mention the cold symptoms. The other is the Norovirus which is a vicious stomach/intestine thing that has docked cruise ships. It, too, lasts for almost a week. Highly contagious. Some lucky souls have had it twice. Within the last two weeks, both of my adult kids have joined the ranks. All this makes me want become a high-class hermit. Forget the cabin hidden in the hills. I'll take a disinfected suite on a sunny island with plenty of fruity umbrella drinks.
So, with everyone finally out of the house and temps close to 60, I opened windows, scoured bathrooms from top to bottom, changed sheets and sanitized everything but the dog. If I knew how to do that, he'd be even whiter. (Wonder why he's been in his crate all day?) My hands look like I've been on safari without any moisturizers. I may need Crisco by this point.
As I type, the aroma of Lysol permeates my tranquil moment. If we can make it until Spring, I may not have to clean again for at least 6 months! We'll all be out on the deck anyway, sipping our umbrella drinks.