A lot of times on Wednesdays, I end up writing a sort of in-depth post about something. But for the last few weeks, it’s just been randomness.
And ummm….that’s the case again today. I do have other posts in the offing, but they’re not quite ready yet!
I de-Christmased my house
Yesterday I took my tree and the other Christmas decorations down and OOH I feel good.
I like Christmas decorations, but I also really, really love the feeling of having everything clean and tidy and back to normal.
To put things away, I had to go into the basement room that we call the boiler room, and my feet got SO dirty.
The boiler needs to have a cleaning service, because it’s sending some sooty dust onto the floor in there and I clearly need to wear a pair of dedicated flip-flops when I enter, at least for now.
Sometimes Chiquita goes down there too and we can always tell because her feet get very dirty. 😉
My painted Christmas tree stand held up very well
My de-rusting and painting job did the trick because everything was still intact when I removed my tree yesterday. Yay!
In case you missed it, here’s the run-down of what I did to rescue my rusty 1997 tree stand.
I bought a tube of caulk and regretted it.
You know how I’m painting that bookshelf white? Well, whenever you paint something a light color, there are inevitably little gaps that become visible and need caulking.
Sadly, my only tube of caulk had dried up.
So I went to Home Depot, got to the cash register, and discovered they don’t take Apple Pay (I forgot my wallet at home!)
I put the caulk back, and later that afternoon I went to a local hardware store, this time WITH my wallet, and got a squeeze tube of caulk, mainly because I thought it would be handy to have the resealable tip.
But man, I HATE this. It’s so annoying to have to squeeze the caulk out. A regular tube in a caulk gun is 10000000 times easier and I will never, ever buy this product again.
In short: this design is good for toothpaste. It is not good for caulk.
I will save the little cone tip, though, and try to use it on my next tube of regular caulk to keep it from drying out.
Chiquita is a very hairy cat
I brushed her for a minute or two last night, and this is how much hair came off.
I have this inexpensive cat brush, and I really like it. It’s not as spiky as some I’ve tried before, and it obviously does a good job of removing her loose hair.
A cool shadow on my wall
Yesterday morning I was putting my shoes on and I noticed that the morning light was making an interesting shadow on my wall. It almost makes my little glass birds look like they are in a tree outside.
Look at these cute mushrooms
I found these on a New Year’s Day hike that I went on.
It’s crazy how teeny-tiny they are!
That’s the end of my randomness for today. And now I want to know:
Do you love the feeling of taking down Christmas decorations? Or do you feel a little sad/wistful when they’re gone for the year?
Also, did you take yours down yet?