Why did the milkman disappear? Why?
Do you know how much I'd love to have milk delivered? A gift of dairy products left on my doorstep on a regular basis?
This was my thought as I poured expensive European yogurt from the milk bottle-like container. And, yes, I did buy it precisely for the container. It's been in my fridge for a week or so unopened. This morning I misread the use by date and nearly, horror of horrors, threw it out! Instead I stirred in a little milk and made it a delicious breakfast drink that I'm sipping with a straw. It's very good, indeed.
Ever since I read in Cheryl Mendelson's Home Comforts book the correct way to clean a wood floor, I've prescribed to her method. Here's what you do: Fill two plastic wash basins with warm water. Add Murphy's Oil Soap to one, leave the other clear for rinsing water. You'll need at least three different microfibre cloths. Also put a clean cloth under each of the wash basins so that you can slide them with you as you work. Douse one cloth in the soapy water. Ring it until it is just barely damp. Work in small, manageable areas (about 3" x 3") and use a circular motion. Return the soapy cloth to the soapy water. Douse another cloth into the clear rinsing water, ring it until just damp, and wash the same area. With another towel, dry the area you just cleaned. Move to the next area.
The author said in her book that, since you could never ask a housekeeper to clean your floor in such a way, you have to get used to cleaning it yourself. I don't have a housekeeper. All I have is Rich who usually follows behind me with the drying towel. Not today though.
After the floors, I'm going to clean my studio and office. And then, if there's time, I'll work on some projects. Including my item for the Free People Valentine Swap.
Hey, check out Ann's funny post about our adventures on our buying trip.