I did two loads of laundry - the bed sheets that were on my bed and the old towels I use as floor mats in the bathroom, along with the kitchen rug. It is a blessing that the old washing machine is still working without being temperamental! Then, I vacuumed the entire house, taking short breaks in between rooms, and tossed the vacuum bag. It is a blessing that the old vacuum cleaner is still working and I am well enough, again, to vacuum the whole house in one go! Then, I sprayed the sofas, the area rugs and the door mats that I can't wash. And I flea combed Dancer so many times that finally he let me know he's had enough!
Later in the evening, I went outside to collect the mail. I wore a long white skirt and when I came inside, I checked my skirt and there were brown specks on it! EEEK! I removed my skirt, immediately, and washed it out in the bathtub! I had worn a black skirt when I watered the garden, yesterday and didn't think to check it! But I had worn a white blouse with it and didn't notice anything unusual on it, so I am hoping that it was OK, yesterday. This is the first time that I've been aware of a flea infestation outside, in the garden! Thanks a lot, garden cats!
Obviously, I will need to call some professionals to spray the garden! But, in the meantime, I will go to the pet supply store, tomorrow, and buy some outdoor flea spray to spray around the doors. At least, as I told my friend, I am home to attend to things! That, too, is a blessing! (Yes, I'm trying to be positive).
Brunch was a sandwich, followed by some yogurt. Afternoon snack was a bowl of grapes. Dinner was the last of the macaroni and cheese, with ground beef added to it. For dessert, I had a walnut roll. This is a picture of the label on the package of walnut rolls pastry I bought when daughter was home. I was very amused by the warning on the label, which I have circled in yellow, that it may contain traces of nuts. I realize that food allergies are a serious matter and appreciate what the label is trying to achieve, but, really, I would expect to find a little more than just traces of nuts in a product called walnut roll, wouldn't you?
|"May contain traces of nuts"
Today, I am grateful for:
- A working washing machine to do all the laundry without having to go to a laundromat
- Being able to vacuum the house
- Being able to flea comb Dancer
- Being home to deal with the flea situation
- Being able to video chat with daughter
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Put away laundry - DONE
- Do another load (my bed sheets) - DONE; DID THE FLOOR MATS, TOO
- Vacuum the house - DONE
- Flea comb Dancer - DONE
- Continue with paperwork/bill paying - DID SOME
- Go for a walk - DIDN'T
Thursday's To Do List:
- Doctor's appointment
- Buy more flea spray - both for indoors and outdoors
- See if they have a different type of flea medications
- Get another bucket of kitty litter
- Put away laundry
- Do another load
- Pay bills (2)
- Comb Dancer
- Go to the bank
- Do the dishes
How was your Wednesday? How do you try to cope with stress?