It was still below 80F when I woke up for the second time. I had my coffee and went online for a bit and I didn't need to turn on the fan, at all, until around 2:00 p.m.!
I put away the laundry from yesterday, washed the crocheted blanket and the wool shawl I drape along the back of the living room love seat (to hide the cat-scratched upholstery!), washed the knitted sweaters, and the jackets. These are the jackets I had worn to the office on a regular basis, that I hadn't put away before the flea infestation. One of them, a red jacket, said "dry clean only", but I don't dry clean anything, so I washed it, anyway! It seems to have survived the wash, OK; I'll see how it fits once it has dried!
For brunch, I cut up the pineapple I had bought, last week, which I had kept out on the counter to get ripe; yesterday, I noticed that it was quite ripe.
In the afternoon, I stripped daughter's bed and washed her bed sheets. She has a twin size day bed which pulls out into a king size bed (or whatever two twin beds make, when side by side), with two foam mattresses. Each mattress comes with its own mattress cover, but I also put a fitted sheet as an additional mattress cover. So, basically, each mattress has two fitted sheets (daughter doesn't like to use the flat sheets). I do this so that I don't have to wash the mattress cover, itself. Today, I pulled out both sets of fitted sheets off each mattress and sprayed the mattress covers with flea spray. Ideally, I should remove and wash them, too, but I don't think I can manage to put the mattresses back into them by myself. Daughter agreed that spraying them should be sufficient. Then, I remade her bed with sheets from the linen closet, and covered the whole thing with a flat sheet. I am hoping the flat sheet will keep the top fitted sheet on the top mattress protected, but, I've a feeling I might wash the top fitted sheet and put a new sheet before daughter's next visit home (she's coming back, next week, to be here when I have my endoscopy/colonoscopy).
I had thought that there was another quilt on daughter's bed to be washed, but, I was thrilled to find that I had already washed it! Woo hoo! What this means is, I have now washed all the quilts and blankets we used during the winter and which were on the beds when I discovered we had fleas! Everything, other than the drapes, curtains, bed skirts and mattress covers have now been washed! The drapes, etc., have all been sprayed and, I think that is sufficient. Taking down the drapes and washing them is for another day, maybe in September! In fact, as I mentioned to one of my friends, yesterday, the drapes are so old, they might disintegrate in the washer if I tried to wash them! LOL. I will continue to wash the sofa dust sheets and my bed sheets every 4 days or so for the next couple of weeks, but that is a more manageable laundry schedule! To celebrate being caught up on the laundry backlog, I washed the three empty laundry baskets!
Today, after I put away the dishes that were drying in the dish drainer, I scrubbed both sides of the kitchen sink. I usually keep the dish drainer in one side of the sink, so that side gets scrubbed only now and then. Afterwards, I filled one side with a bleach and water solution and I let the dish drainer soak in it. I regularly scrub the dish drainer, but, it is white and, sometimes, there are stains that don't go away. The bleach water solution removed all the stains and that's another job crossed off my list!
I also dusted the living room, again. I hadn't planned to do that, but, I am glad I did.
Obviously, the pineapple I had for brunch wasn't quite enough for lunch, as well as breakfast! When I went to make my evening tea, a little after 6 o'clock, I felt hungry! So, while the tea brewed, I decided to have a late lunch/early dinner (linner?) and had the leftovers from last night's dinner (rice with beef and broccoli). Then, had my tea. Most probably, I'll get hungry again, before bedtime! I will have a yogurt, then, or a rice cake and peanut butter (my late-night snack, last night!)
After tea, I took the trash cans to the curb. I wore my long white skirt over my pair of shorts, and a white blouse over the tank top I was wearing, and white socks with my sandals! Before I came inside, I carefully inspected my skirt and saw there were two tiny specks! So, I quickly got out of the clothes I wore out and hand-rinsed the blouse, the skirt, and the socks! I didn't want to leave them in the laundry basket, as they were!
Later, I called friend R to check if she got her plumbing done and we chatted for a bit.
In between all those things, I watched news on TV, played some games on the computer, read a few blogs and relaxed.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The cooler temperatures!
- Getting caught up with the laundry! Just knowing it is all done is a relief!
- Texting with my daughter
- Chatting with my friend
- Computer games!
Monday's To Do List:
- Put away the laundry - DONE
- Wash the crocheted blanket - DONE
- Wash the sweaters - DONE
- Wash the jackets - DONE
- Take the trash cans out - DONE
- Do some shopping? - TUESDAY
- Scrub the sink and dish drainer - DONE
- Clean my bedroom - STARTED
- Water the indoor plants - DONE
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Put away the laundry
- Bring the trash cans in
- Clean my bedroom
- Do some shopping
- Put gas to the car
- Water the front garden & back