After an hour or so nap this afternoon, I undertook the overwhelming task of really cleaning the kitchen/living room since some friends are coming over tomorrow. Thus far, I have:
- unloaded/reloaded the dishwasher
- cleaned all of the junk off the counters
- put away all of the appliances/gadgets/pots and pans
- scrubbed down all of the counters, fridge, and trash can lid
- vacuumed the kitchen, living room, and bathroom
- Attempted to vacuum away the small cat that has formed on the back of the loveseat (Shelli didn’t always shed so much)
- mopped the kitchen
So, I’m completely exhausted and HOT because the AC only keeps the house at 80 (and we have it set on 80 anyway). Tomorrow, when I get home, I’ll clean off the mantle and the loveseat and pick up some of the odds and ends in the living room and I should be ready. Oh, and I have to empty the trash tonight and leave it on the porch to take with me tomorrow. Blah.
So, enough of the super-boring “cleaning adventures”…I’ve decided to undertake the crazy and wild challenge of creating a fabulously wonderful wardrobe this year purchasing only clothes from thrift stores. I think it’ll be fun to try to search out the pretty items, and it’ll be a socially responsible and frugal way to build on my wardrobe. Right now, I’m wearing only five or six staple outfits, and I feel like a bum most of the time. Traditionally, I have not had much patience when it comes to scouring the racks at the Goodwill and Salvation Army, but I’m committed to saving money this year, especially with grad school (hopefully) coming up in January, so I’m willing to give it a shot to see what I can do.