I've been a bit lazy getting breakfast made with greens lately. I just love the home canned cherry jam I canned last year. LOVE IT! It's on the list of restocking this summer.
A large container of homemade hot chocolate has been restocked.
I started my 30-minute per day/per area cleaning/clutter clean up challenge. Now that the blanket is done, I have time to get my home in order. It's the first thing we see when we wake up and the last when we go to bed. It's important for me to keep it clutter free, while teaching the kids to clean up too.
I cleaned off my nightstand. However, as I put lip balm and pens into the drawer, I quickly dumped the drawer. I checked all the pens and highlighters (I write, so I have a ton), discarded the moldy cat treats that somehow fell way back in the drawer, discarded the sticky candy (why adults should never, ever stash sweets from their kids, ha ha!), wiped it out and washed my doilies on the nightstand. I dusted the lamps, discarded anything not used, moved the medications/bandaids and whatnot to it's rightful home. In the process I found a pen that I could use to glue a magnet to.
The scoop on the pen and magnet. Way back in October of 2014, I decorated a small clipboard for my shopping list(s). I glued a magnet to a pen and put all of it on the side of the fridge. While I was in the hospital recently, my pen (that lasted this long and still had ink in it, and was never lost), became lost. Boom! Gone. No one knows where it went. I put the magnet on it to prevent the kids from stealing it. Well, since we never found it, I walked a pen to the kitchen, along with a new magnet and proper glue. In the process, I dug through a container on my computer desk, looking for something to hold the end of the pen up while it dried. In the container, I found our 17 year-old's long lost thumb drive (one she lost many years ago. Lose something - find something. Funny how that works.
I've cleaned up several areas in my own bedroom, along with a few complete kitchen cupboards. Either a mouse is trying to annoy me, or God is telling me to deep clean every cupboard in the kitchen this winter. I caught one mouse, but he/she must have made "rounds" before landing in the trap. It's just frustrating. We have cats and they are not helping me. I guess we'll be sanitized, cleaned and ready for spring very soon. I have two more cupboards that need a complete cleaning, but I'm giving them the trap first. If I don't catch anything, then I'll clean. No one wants to do this sort of cleaning more than once.
What's next? More of the kitchen, my roll top desk (that will take a few days), and the very old wallpaper trim that needs removed from a small room (we failed at removing it 8-9 years ago, and sort of let it go). I need a steamer I think, so I may be looking to see if anyone has one to borrow. The spray and scraper did not work too well.