|Another Fabric Covered Box|
Another relatively cool day, today. Wednesdays are when I usually schedule the vacuuming, but, since I vacuumed on Sunday (and the family room rug, again, on Monday, too), I decided to skip vacuuming, today. I spent the morning replying to blog comments, reading and commenting on a few blogs, and practicing the piano.
My cousin's daughter called me, later in the morning, saying she was at the grocery store and did I need anything? I hadn't done any grocery shopping in August, other than the loaf of bread I asked my neighbor to pick up for me. I was planning on putting in an order for groceries, but, hadn't done so, yet. So, I gratefully accepted my cousin's daughter's offer and asked her to pick up half a gallon of milk and some grapes for me. My cousin brought them over and I gave her the money for the milk and grapes. I will probably put in the order for groceries, next week.
In the afternoon, I cleaned and reorganized the plastic shelving unit in the bathroom. I line these shelves with wax paper, which makes it easy to clean; if anything spills or drips, it goes on the wax paper, and when it comes time to clean, all I have to do is toss the old wax paper, wipe the shelves with a damp microfiber cloth, and then, put new wax paper down. The shelves are about 8 inches deep and fit into that space without jutting out into the doorway. I have been using these shelves to store the disinfectant sprays and flea prevention sprays that I stocked up on and they have been looking a bit cluttered. So, today, I took two more cardboard boxes and covered them with fabric, using some upholstery fabric remnants that I had been given by a friend. Since this fabric is thicker, I hot glued it to the box. I covered two boxes - one holds the disinfectant sprays, the other holds the flea sprays and a container of insect spray. Maybe boxes with higher sides might have been better, but, these work well enough for me.
|The Boxes in Use|
The plastic shoe box contains Dancer's brush, flea combs, flea medications (he received this month's application of the flea preventive medication, today, and he wasn't very happy with me about that!), etc. The pink bowl on top of the shoe box is what I use to add sand to his litter box. The sand is stored in two covered buckets, one of which is just visible in the bottom right of the second picture. Cleaning and tidying these shelves have been something I had been wanting to do for several weeks, now, so I am happy I got it done, today.
Later, I watched news and then, walked outside, in the drive way for 15 minutes. Afterwards, I had dinner and chatted with friend R who called.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Cousin's daughter offering to pick up some groceries for me
- Chatting with cousin, for a few minutes, when she brought over the groceries
- Fabric remnants in the stash and finding a good use for them
- Hot glue guns and glue sticks
- Extension cords
Today's intentional joyful activity was a craft project - the fabric covered boxes. A very frugal craft project because the boxes and the fabric were free and the boxes serve a useful purpose, as well.