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Simple Pleasures and Spring Cleaning

April 18th, 2021 at 04:34 pm

I woke up earlier then usual this morning and decided to have my coffee out on my balcony. It was just a bit chilly, but a beautiful morning! It was very still and quiet with only the sound of an occasional bird song. I thoroughly enjoyed the calm and peacefulness. What a wonderful way to start the day, a true simple pleasure.

My plan for today was to get started on some spring deep cleaning so I decided to start on my master bedroom. I tackled cleaning the ceiling fan first, not an easy task since I have very high, vaulted ceilings. I stood on a three step ladder and used my Swiffer with the extended pole, and was able to clean the blades really well. Oh my the dust! I really need to do this more often. Then I tackled my bed, stripping everything off and washing everything. When I bought this condo I was really happy that it came equipped with a side by side, full size washer and dryer in my unit. It can accomadate oversized loads so I washed and dried the mattress pad, bed skirt, blanket, sheets etc. I switched out my down blanket for a lighter blanket and bedspread for spring and summer use. Since my bed frame is on wheels and I don't have a headboard, it is easy to pull the bed away from the wall and dust and vacuum behind it. I also turned the mattress, and gave it a good spray with Febreeze fabric freshener. After a break for lunch I will start taking down the curtains and cleaning the windowsill, and window. That may be enough for today, but I will keep going if I get a second wind! If not, tomorrow is another day.

Not much new on the financial front, still waiting for my federal refund, I fear it may be a while. My monthly spending looks good so far. I did have to pay $135 for my car registration renewal, and my CPA cashed the check for her tax prep fee of $110. Grocery spending is looking good this month after going way over last month. More in line with my goal of staying at $200 for the month. 

My brother may be doing some grilling for dinner, if so I will be heading over for burgers out on the patio later.

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, and have a great week!

2 Responses to “Simple Pleasures and Spring Cleaning”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like you were a busy bee with all that cleaning! Hope you could enjoy the grilled burgers after all your hard work!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Oh how I envy you the full size washer and dryer right in your unit! I gave that up when I moved into this condo. But I gained many other things .... Your morning on the balcony sounds lovely. I hope you have many more!

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