Obviously I was way too optimistic last week when I foretold a return to my usual blogging schedule. That's what a 50-hour work week will do to you: get you all geared up into work mode and then take away all your extra time.
This week promises to be just as hectic, but mainly on the home front. We spent the weekend laboring mightily to get our house into shape for company. It's coming along, but I'll still need to spend every evening at it until our party this Saturday.
Some weekend highlights:
- I pulled the 30-year-old carpeting off our basement stairs. It was beyond icky and even though I had a bandanna tied over my face, I've had allergy symptoms ever since. Let me tell you, it's not easy yanking out nailed-down carpet from hardwood steps (and a claw hammer doesn't help as much as you'd think).
- My husband disconnected the spaghetti of cords connecting our home entertainment components, cleaned each cable and reorganized them tidily. I cleaned the floor, baseboards and blinds that had been inaccessible since the last cleaning (don't ask how long ago that was).
- I scrubbed my bathroom ceiling in preparation for painting it tonight. I also cleaned the linoleum floor with a soft-bristled scrub brush and a dish sponge.
That's not even half of it, especially when you take into account the outdoor work I did and all the errands I had to run. Oh, and I also managed to write the lyrics to another song and present it at a lengthy band practice yesterday.
It's really quite satisfying to go to bed head-to-toe exhausted and sleep hard into the next morning. Getting up isn't quite so easy, but sore muscles can be stretched. Now I just hope the weather stays nice one more week.
And speaking of labor...
Congratulations to Cagey on the birth of her son yesterday!