Saturday, January 30, 2010

Home improvement

Whenever the upstairs neighbor takes a shower in her main bathroom it sounds like an explosion down here. Scares the crap out of me. It's really loud. Luckily she doesn't shower very long (I don't think she's washing her hair. She appears to be one of those old ladies that gets her hair done on Saturdays. Or maybe midweek.). I haven't seen her since last summer but I know she's up there because I can also hear her go to bed - her bed is very squeaky. Thank God she's about 137 years old. I can't even imagine what it would be like if she was getting any action up there. Here's hoping her New Year's resolutions didn't involve (findahappyplacefindahappyplace).

It's really quite amazing, when you sit down and think about it, like I have, just how much I've gotten done this morning. It's only like 9:30 and seriously, I've done more cleaning than I have in a month. Collectively. Can I just tell you how much I love my vacuum cleaner? It's nuts. Who would have thought I'd love a vacuum cleaner? It's not even a Dyson, and from what I understand, housewives have been falling in love with them for years. I don't know why I don't hang out with mine so much. I think I just forget how flipping awesome it is. It's really just a symptom of having had such bad relationships with vacuum cleaners in the past. You can't really blame me for being skittish.

I'm kind of fired up, too, because today could be the day that I get my "new" living room chair. It's kind of a long, drawn out story involving my being a cheapskate (and, you know, poor) and someone else being incredibly charitable, but the end result is this chair. I didn't think it would be the chair that it is, but I saw it in person yesterday and yeah, I'm pretty happy about it. Maybe it's just the idea of finally making this place more homey (after 2 1/2 years..). Or maybe I'm just happy that I'll have another place to nap. I'm kind of getting tired of the sofa.

In keeping with this home-ifying (don't look it up) of the casita, I've also been pondering crockpot recipes. Last week I made sort of a meatball stroganoff situation that was really good. I'm not really sure where I learned to cook for 45 people instead of one. I don't like leftovers. I'll have to figure out how to make something that's fabulous and only lasts two meals. It's hard toning things down.

Jackie has booked another trip to Isla and that just has me thinking again. I can't not go to Mexico twice in one year so I'm back to looking at flights and deals and stuff and then losing interest after about 7 minutes. The cycle of my life. I'll figure something out. Maybe I'll just go spend a long weekend in Southern California. I need a little sunshine therapy.

Until then, back to this sudden domestication/commitment situation I've got going on lately. Not sure what's got into me. But it's not really a bad thing so I'll stick with it for a little while.


At 12:37 PM, January 31, 2010, Anonymous Jackie said...

I always have to have at least one trip planned and booked or I feel cheated.

At 9:55 AM, February 01, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could develop a relationship with a mop. For God's sake, somebody has to bo my bathroom floors...ugh. BH


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