Cleaning and Reading

Hey all! I’m over at Pop Culture Divas today talking about 1001 movies. I’d love some company. Come over and talk to me about YOUR 1001 movies. 😉

I’d like to say I was a lazy bum this weekend but, alas, I wasn’t. My kiddo spent Saturday with me while his dad worked and I took him Father’s Day shopping. Since his dad has an iPod Shuffle, I went the easy route and got him an iTunes gift card. Because, as we all know, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. We lounged around most of the day and I worked on my bookmarks and business cards with the kiddo played the Wii. When he started throwing tantrums is when I banished him to his room and forbid the use of the Wii any more that day.

He was tired. He had stayed up very late the night before and got up way too early. So he was cranky. I thought he might take a nap but he didn’t. I think just out of defiance. 🙂

The only time we left the house on Saturday was to go to the store and then I came back home, sat in front of the computer and did laundry. When his dad picked him up, then I ended up watching one of my all-time favorite old movies: Random Harvestwith Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman. I just love that movie.

I managed to drag myself up on Sunday only because the cat was meowing due to an empty bowl. He thinks he’s starving if it’s empty. Coffee was the first order of business before feeding the cat, much to Sampson’s dismay.

So as I ate my morning cereal and watched the last hour of Meet Me In St. Louis on TCM, I looked around the house in utter disgust. I guess there comes a time when spring cleaning is definitely a necessity. So I put on XM’s Boneyard radio, rolled up my sleeves, and got to work.

I swept, vacuumed, scrubbed, killed cobwebs, cleaned bathrooms, the kitchen, scrubbed the counter tops, the microwave, moved furniture, was severely grossed out by the state of my bathroom sink (it sucks to have long hair sometimes…that’s all I’m sayin’), I even scrubbed down the kitchen trash can for crying out loud. And now the house sparkles and shines and smells good and it’s lovely. I did a thorough deep cleaning. The only thing I didn’t do was mop and I ran out of steam. I had every intention of mopping the nasty kitchen floor but my back just couldn’t take it.

And so since I worked so hard for nearly four hours on the house, I rewarded myself with reading time. I’m currently reading Vicki Petterssen’s The Scent of Shadows and it’s quite awesome. I picked it up because I read on Janet Reid’s blog that it “scared the helvetica” out of her and I had to see what that was all about (plus the overall comment that it scared the “helvetica” out of her cracked me up). It’s an action-packed dark urban fantasy and so far I’m loving it. I’m so glad I went ahead and bought the second book. I have a feeling I’ll be diving into it right away.

And, let’s not forget, that we’re getting very close to release date of Karen Marie Moning’s fourth installment of her Fever series. Dreamfever releases August 18 and I’m salivating at the thought (yes, I’ve already pre-ordered it). I’ve been in limbo since finishing Faefever.I truly can’t wait to see what happens to Mac! If you haven’t seen the gorgous cover art yet, pop on over to Amazon and have a look-see. It’s really beautiful.

And that’s about all I have today! I’m off to Dallas this morning for a mid-morning meeting and a lunch meeting. Meetings, meetings, meetings.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.