Saturday, November 06, 2010

Movin' In

I spent most of today making the new place look like we've always lived here. Plus I cleaned my fingers to the bones. It reminds me of a little poem my Mom used to say when she ironed:

I'm Girty Schmertz
I iron shirts
I iron shirts
'Til my fingers hurts

I'm not sure where she picked that little ditty up, maybe from my Grandma. Today is Grandma's birthday and i thought about her on and off all day. She was a cleaner and she loved to help people clean. I dusted, did the windows, scrubbed the floors and vacuumed. I cleaned the bathroom and got stuff put away. I did leave to go to the store and when I came back in the house, it smelled like Grandma had been here. And she was, kind of.

So, the house looks beautiful and I feel like I don't miss her so much. And now that the Cap'n and Spooky are here, I'm going to have a nice evening of snacks, puzzles and movies. And maybe some Yatzee.

6 comments:

  1. me and my mum and MY grandy-mum would always spend cold fall & winter nites by cleaning up during the day and then wiling away the evening over mugs of tea and several games of Yahtzee. I'm glad I can be here for this...

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  2. Glad to hear you've made your new house a home.

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  3. Dr Monkey said it well. It is those little touches, even cleaning with stuff that makes it smell like yours that makes it your home.

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  4. If I ever achieve my lifelong dream of becoming a stripper, Girty Schmertz is going to be my stage name.

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  5. Cap'n: I love whiling away winter nites.

    Dr. M: Me too!

    SD: Yes, we are slowly but surely removing the old people smell from the place.

    BeckEye: Ha! I'll bring a fistful of dollars to your premier.

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  6. I get the feeling that your Grandma would heartily approve of how you are making a place for her in your new home.

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