downstairs there is a mixture of murphy’s oil soap smell and a pumpkin and cinnamon candle is burning. wonderfully clean floors make me wonderfully happy. and sore. because i am the one who mopped ’em.

i carved myself out a knitting niche in the library. it is a seasonal thing i guess you could say. although it was in the 80’s again here today. good ol’ sunny california.

the house is too quiet. my children have not returned and i went out on a limb and left them another night with my mom and dad. they are up in the mountains doing things like watching the deer come down from the mountains as they often do up there at dusk. just mamas and babies though. such pretty and graceful creatures they are.

as for me i really had to get the notebooks organized and finished because they are vital to any sort of homeschooling success (for me, that is).

my hands smell like grapefruit, saffron and sage because i made some cleaning spray. it works so well. no streaks. usually. except i think i put too much of the saffron and sage oil. that could be a problem on the mirrors. but it wasn’t while i blissfully cleaned miles of white wood molding that lines every wall in this house.

i spied some yellow leaves on my walk to pay the water bill this afternoon. we have three ginormous trees in our yard. each a different kind. and i am really enjoying watching them change colors. now all the raking that need to be done, well, that is another story.

my husband is working late. but we have an actual dinner date. and we can do that. go out late. because there is no one here to need us. i wonder how people without kids survive. i don’t even know what to do with myself. except maybe learn a few new knit stitches with that lovely skein of halloween colored yarn. albeit a tiny skein. which means tiny stitches. i do know a dolly who could use a new scarf and hat.

this was a long day and frankly i accomplished way too much. i need my children…….

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10 thoughts on “cleanli-ness

  1. You sound so much like me. Without my kids I’d be bored shitless. Can I say that here? Sorry. It’s just the bluntness of the emptiness, I guess. enjoy your date night as much as you can. It will be just you and him one day . . . all day, all night. ON and on and on. 🙂 Hugs, Sarah

  2. Oooohhh…your clean floors have me salivating…

  3. your home looks SO cozy and inviting!

    I would be bored and totally missing my kids, too. No matter how much fun they’re having! I do hope that your date was wonderful.

    thank you for stopping by my place. I appreciate your encouragement.

  4. Those floors are looooovely. So is that knitting niche. Wish I could grab my needles and a tin of Paris tea and join you in that peace of yours!

  5. It is so neat to see a couple photos of rooms in your home. It is beautiful, Regan! I wish I could come over sometime and sit in that knitting niche with you. We’d have fun, I’m sure =) Figuring out some new stitches … I have a knitting bag for now, but I’m still nervous about leaving it around, because of those silly twins of mine. One day, though … I hope you had a wonderful date night. Savor the quiet; those kids of yours will be home SOON! Bless you!

  6. I want to come over so you could teach me to knit!

    It is nice to “catch up” on cleaning and everything once in a while without the kiddos, amazing how much we can get done without them around!! (not that that happens much around here, maybe once a year or every couple years!)

    Your home is beautiful, it is nice to see it. I would be really bored without my kiddos too!!

    They’ll be home soon….
    Love your pictures, as always!

  7. wow, look at that stash!!

  8. Jennifer on said:

    Love the pictures of your lovely home. How do you get your photos to look so clear and beautiful? You’re amazing. If I tried to upload pictures they would never look that good. Ah well… I’ll have to keep coming here to get my fill.

  9. If you don’t mind sharing, I’d love to know the recipe for that cleaning solution…

  10. oh your house is so cute and uncluttered! you have a library? lucky duck! lovely yarn too. boy my house could use a little uninterrupted cleaning time but i know what you mean about it being too quiet. i hope the peace did you some good mama : )

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