Sunday, February 24, 2008



Dusted the bedroom. Wiped down all wood surfaces with Method Good For Wood. Touched up all scratches with Old English Scratch Cover for Dark Woods. Vacuumed with new Bosch canister vacuum. Mopped with microfiber mop head and Minwax Hardwood floor cleaner.

Vacuumed and mopped the Darjeeling Limited Hallway.

Painted one wall of the living room in Ralph Lauren Oatmeal. Dusted, wiped down all wood surfaces, touched up with scratch cover. Vacuumed the sofa and sofa cushions and cleaned leather sofa, ottoman, and chair with saddle soap. Vacuumed and damp mopped. Re-did the mantle display.

Vacuumed the office and dusted it. Wiped down the steel table top with Good for Wood. Damp mopped with Minwax Hardwood floor cleaner.

Bleached the countertops in the kitchen. Took the O'Keefe and Merrit stove apart and cleaned the outside from top to bottom. Scrubbed the stainless steel sink with Barkeep's Friend and vacuumed under and behind the stove and wiped the floor down by hand and then damp mopped. Took the caps off all the spices and washed the grime off and put them back.

Clorox bleach plus on the bathroom sink and toilet and shower and vacuumed and wiped down by hand and damp mopped.

Washed the dog and dried her.

Ate quesadillas prepared by my wonderful wife.

Watched part of The Magnificent Seven.

Dusted the bookshelves in the living room again and wiped down the steel table top.

Looked under the sofa for dust bunnies but there were none.

Had a short glass of frozen vodka and lime/ginger juice.


Last night I made a new painting and today I put it up in the bedroom.

It is a palimpsest. It is black and oatmeal colored. It is mysterious and torn and half-scrubbed away.


Our fireplace mantel has now a small collection of pinch-pots from our first week in ceramics class.

It is sweet.


I am deeply, deeply disturbed.


But everything is in its place.


Soon, very soon now, I will have everything under control.


What are you lookin' at?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

i haven't laughed that hard out loud, as i did by the words at the end of this piece, in a long long while.

thank you.

4:26 PM  
Blogger LKD said...

Wish I could see your painting.

(Control, as you probably know by now, is at best, an illusion that is highly overrated.)

8:51 PM  
Blogger Radish King said...

me too, you gave me mad giggles on a monday morning, a very good thing.


8:18 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Thanks, guys. Ladies.

I know I don't reply much, or often enough, or eloquently enough.

But I am grateful.

4:59 PM  
Blogger ButtonHole said...

christ. where can I get some of that for my husband? Please advise ASAP.

9:05 AM  

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