Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day (free clip art)

Independence Day (free clip art)

The weatherman says that due to the approaching storm, a lot of Independence Day celebrations are going to be held early, or late, or cancelled completely. I don’t really care, since we are planning to stay home, cook some steaks on the grill, and watch whatever fireworks our neighbors decided to light off. We usually can see them from our front porch, which makes it really nice. We don’t have to deal with any rude people and big crowds.

Long overdue cleaning

I have to admit that I am not the best house-keeper in the world. That is why I hired a cleaning service to come and clean the house for me. I expected them to do a good job. Recently I realized that they are NOT doing as good a job as I was expecting them to do, and I don’t know if I’m going to discuss it with them, or just look for a new service. I realized that the venetian blinds are very dirty, and the windows, window sills, door sills, and trim around the floor has accumulated some pretty grimy dirt.

So I have started to try to take down curtains, blinds, etc. and clean them myself. Washing windows while the blinds/curtains are down. I don’t enjoy washing windows, but they were filthy, and it is better to wash them while the blinds/curtains are out of the way.

Yeah, I guess I’m going to have to have a talk with them about what exactly they will, and will not clean. Maybe I’ll have to pay them a little extra to do a little more. I hate having to deal with stuff like this – I wish I had a magic wand that would just clean everything with one little wave of the wand!

Battle of the ceiling fans

Ever since we moved into this place, I’ve been asking my hubby to get (and install) a ceiling fan for the master bedroom in our house. Today he finally agreed we should get one, and we measured the room. The room is 13 x 18, and according to all of the charts I’ve read, we should get a 50″ ceiling fan. My hubby insists that a 36″ fan will be big enough. I hate to argue with him, but I also hate the thought of buying a ceiling fan that is too small, having it installed, and then being unhappy with it!

I find these types of situations very unsettling. I am hoping that when we go shopping together for the fan, that the salesperson will convince him to buy the right size fan. Wish me luck!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day (free clip art)

Father’s Day (free clip art)

My father passed away in 1980. He had a form of cancer called multiple myeloma. I understand that is NOT something that “runs in families.” I suspect it was a result of him being exposed to something bad while he was in the Navy, back during WWII, but there is no way to prove it. I miss him a lot, and still dream about him. He was not the best father in the world, but I loved him just the same. He always pretended to love the gifts we gave him for Father’s Day, and his birthday. He was a good sport that way.

Graduation ceremonies

Happy Graduation (free clip art)

Happy Graduation (free clip art)

I have only gone to a few graduation ceremonies – I don’t enjoy them at all. I even skipped my own college graduation ceremony! I think it may be because I hate crowds. Maybe there is even some kind of phobia going on – fear of having to go to the rest room at the worst possible time is right on the top of my list! But I know that graduation ceremonies are important to a lot of people, and I don’t want to rain on their parade in any way, shape, or form. I hope they all enjoy themselves immensely!

Happy graduation to all of you fine folks out there! And best of luck to you in finding a great job in the future!