Saturday, December 27, 2008

A gem of a day !

I'm pleased to say that I got a heck of a lot of stuff accomplished today and I'm almost ready for a lovely and well-deserved nana-nap ! Woo Hooo!
(That old KC and The Sunshine Band song keeps runnin' through my head :
Do a little dance,
make a little love
Get down tonight,
get down tonight.
....Which actually sounds better in my head, and a lot more apt IN my head than actually seeing it in print there.
Forgive me, for I am stupid. And I'm running in "exhaustion mode" right now.)

I got a lot (well... some) weeding done out the back and I even managed to get the climbing rose turned back into more of a "climbing" rose and not the "I will grab you, impale you, claw the sh** out of you and will make your life a misery if you dare walk past me" rose, that it had turned into in the last few weeks. The flowers were beautiful though and it's a pity that they had to go, as well as the brambly bits.
Thanks to days of rain and then days of sunshine... everything out there is going absolutely bonkers... and although it's looking good, with everything all beautifully lush and fragrant, it's a major PITA to keep it looking semi-tidy. I just wish the grass grew one half as well as the weeds do.
Even the Mulberry tree is doin' it's best to give me baby mulberries! (note to self and anyone else stupid enough to try this: do NOT eat unripe mulberries. They will leave a nasty arse taste in your mouth and the "pucker" won't leave you for hours. Ditto for baby limes.)

I even managed to print out some "Business Hours" signs ( I did several, because my hours vary with school holidays, (aka school vacations) what mood I may be in, etc.) and they look good, if I do say so myself. :o)
I checked online, and the simple ones like I wanted, were priced at $13.95 and up, so I figured I could make something - at least temporarily, until I could find cheaper prices. I want MUCH
cheaper prices !
But they turned out so darned good, that I just printed off a heap of them and put them in the folder, so I can change them or alternate them as needed.
No more "Mr. Nice Guy" anymore... especially when it
comes to taking advantage of this little brown duck!
(kind of a small photo, but you get the gist)

The house is cleaned, floors mopped and vacuumed and the kitchen is almost looking semi-presentable. Maybe not "Gordon Ramsey is coming to dinner" presentable, but it's not too bad anyway and I'm happy with it. Mostly.
The driveway and front porch are swept, the front porch bench has been given a coat of stain, the porch plants fed and watered and the shower has had a good scrub-down.

Geez... I'm on a roll today! See what a couple of stress-free days can do for ya?

Sing it with me...

Do a little dance,
make a little love
Get down tonight,
get down tonight !!


Dana (the Homesteading Housewife) said...

Wow! you HAVE been productive! I am impressed!
wanna come do my house now?
I'll even pay ya in Jiffy Corn berad mix and Creamsicles!

The Old Dairy said...

Here I was pleased with myself because I found the floor again after 3 days.
I have enjoyed reading the posts since Christmas they inspire me and make me look beyond my doorstep.

Out Back said...

The forms look great, lets hope the parents sit up and take notice of the new 'tougher' you.

x Tania

Anonymous said...

Wow! You got a lot done and I am impressed! I'm inspired to tackle some of our holiday clutter now. Hope your week is off to a great start and that your clients are receptive to the new hours!! :)

Sherri said...

What I want to know is, what are you going to do with the Mulberry's once they ripen? I have a Mulberry tree in my yard, and so does my neighbor so the kids go out and pick them and once I have enough (takes a few days to have enough) I make Mulberry syrup, it is so good. The kids eat pancakes every morning for a week, they even like to put it on vanilla ice cream.

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm tired just reading your post! I, for one, am impressed. Don't you want to come over to my house and clean up for me?

Kathy said...

Now I can't get that song out of my head. It keeps playing over and over. I think the sign you made is good and to the point. I hope they take notice and start being more considerate of you. Have a good week my friend.

Pam said...

Thanks! Now, I've also got that song running through my head!


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