Five Things of Thankful — Domestic Goddess Edition

As you may or may not have noticed, I am still down with the same bug that was plagueing me last week.  I pondered doing a Ten Things of Thankful — SickiePoo Version 2.0, but I just didn’t feel too inspired about it.  It had been pretty much the same ol’ week and I was pretty much grateful for the same things.

Before I went inpatient at our local psych hospital, my sister and Mom had helped me do a big deep-cleaning a my house.  Kinda airing out the bad DSB spirits (and smells), if you will.  When I was released from the hospital, I was very serious about keeping it clean and did so.  The first few days I was sick, I didn’t care.  About four days in, I started to care.  I mean REALLY care.

Who has more time to look at dirt or grime or goo than a sick person?  A trip from the computer room to the back bedroom takes you through the kitchen and living room, and right past the bathroom.  And you’re walking very slowly, trying to keep your balance and (some) of your dignity.  You see it all.  And if you’re like me and sit very still for long periods of time, trying not to be sick, you see even more.

So I started cleaning, bit by bit.  Doing this and that.  Today I did even more; not because I felt better, but because I’m going maddeningly stir crazy.  It occured to me that this week, there have been some Domestic Goddess products and appliances that I have greatly appreciated over the last 10 or so days.  I thought that, well, since I’m still being thankful and, well, it does still cover a week, that it would be okay if I put my own little spin on it.  Considering that I wrote a short novel for the intro (brain wander much?), I’ll keep the list short (only five…I feel like crap, people!) and to the point.

1) I am immensely grateful for paper towels.  This week they have been used to mop up spilled drinks, clean bathrooms, and blow my nose.  They have also been there for me during meal times when I heat my Ramen too hot.  I have always loved paper towels, much to the chagrin of green family members and friends, but there is so much to love!  I could probably do a post about the greatness of paper towels.  (Don’t worry, I won’t!)

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Obviously, I would LIKE to give a shout-out to toilet paper next, but that’s not really related to this post.  SO, it’s not getting it’s own number, but HOORAY for good TP!

2) I am generally partial to 409, when it comes to serious anti-bacterial scrubbing, but my sister brought this (and left it here!) and it is by far the very best all-purpose antibacterial cleaner.  It takes greasy handprints off walls (thanks, DSB, the welder), spiffies up bathrooms in a hurry, and it doesn’t have a super over-powering scent.  We used almost this whole bottle in that one day, forsaking the loads of other cleaners we could have used.  This is the cleaner I have been using in my bathroom all week, so that if a non-sickie person went in there, they might have a smaller chance of ending up sickie.508240_s7

 

 

3 &4) I am probably always going to be most thankful for my dishwasher.  There is nothing like having a trashed out kitchen and being able to get it totally sparkling with not a dish or papertowel in sight, if you only have a dishwasher and a trashcan.  I’ve got both!  The bonus is that the dishes come out super-clean and you (usually) don’t have to worry about stuff left sticking to the glasses.  I use this fantastic product (in addition to detergent), because I have very hard water.  Works like a dream!

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5) Probably my most favorite Domestic Goddess tool is none other than the Kizzer dog.  She is great about cleaning up small messes, eating the  last bite of the banana, knowing when it’s time for a bone, jumping all over my dad (he hates dogs), and mostly just keeping me company.  I know that doesn’t qualify her as a cleaning product, persay, but she keeps me sane, and if were to not be sane, I probably wouldn’t be cleaning.  Amen to that.

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10 thoughts on “Five Things of Thankful — Domestic Goddess Edition

  1. As Dog Mom to two terriers, might I suggest that if you don’t groom Kizzie for a year, she will make an excellent, if rather grubby, smelly dust mop. Just saying 🙂

    Hope you feel better real soon. I hope we ALL feel better soon!

    P.S. If you need to clean and run out of dirt? Do I have a house for YOU!

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    • I hadn’t ever thought of Kizz as a dust mop, but it COULD be done. She would really probably stink to high heaven, though!

      Thanks, Marilyn. I have every intention of feeling better really soon and have actually been doing some meditating on it. It’s weird to have a stomach bug this long…something’s gotta give!

      If I had the money, you know I’d be there in a minute (just think…Rose on the couch with Garry and you, watching vampire cop thrillers, in your COMPLETELY dusted house!) 😀

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  2. I can’t believe you’re still sick with this! You lose lots of vitamins and minerals with sickness bugs, so top them up again as soon as you can! One of my favourite cleaning products are the antibacterial cleaning wet wipes, so easy, just wipe and throw away, it might not be very environmentally friendly to do that, but when it comes to things like toilets, who wants to rinse and reuse the cloth? Ugh. Also vacuum cleaners, amazing how different a room can look just by running the vacuum cleaner over it.

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    • I can’t believe I’m still sick either, Vanessa-Jane! I love the cleaning wipes, too, but they are expensive if you go through them super-fast. I’m wish you on cleaning toilets — throw that stuff away!! You’re right, I also loooove vacuuming — just makes such a big difference in a hurry!

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