Thursday, August 6, 2009

Virginia, I'm not...

I have this absolutely wonderful mother. Her name is Virginia. She is a cleaning machine. She's been one my whole life and at 83, she still is. She passed on her cleaning gene to my daughter Caity. The gene completely skipped me.

You might be wondering, what made me think of this...

Well, I was just reaching into the spice cabinet to get the fennel, when my arm brushed up against the stove hood and my arm actually slide. I looked up and it was disgusting. It was covered with that yucky, greasy build up. It is now clean, but it got me thinking about the things I need to clean around here. So here's my top 10 list of things that need to be cleaned before the summer is over. (Maybe if I put it into writing...it will actually happen.)

  1. The ceiling fan in the living room (I won't even tell you how disgusting it is.)
  2. The ceiling fan in my bedroom
  3. The window screens
  4. The top of the fridge (Done...I did this the other day. I thought it would be good to make my list a little easier by including something I already did.)
  5. The top of the TV armoire
  6. The cool air vents
  7. Vacuum underneath my bed
  8. Dust the moldings, especially behind the furniture
  9. Wipe down the kitchen cabinets
  10. Turn the oven on to clean
Now...don't get me wrong, the house is usually pretty clean, it's just not that deep down clean that Virginia would love.

1 comment:

  1. Even though I'm not related by blood to your Mom I too have the cleaning gene. I'm a little OCD when it comes to that but the kitchen is Evan's territory since he's the cook!

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