Thursday, April 18, 2013
Of Birthdays and Such
I steam cleaned the carpets yesterday and the dirty water had a thick scuzz of pollen on top--me and my open window tendencies...
And, yes, I did indeed clean the carpets. I used white, non-sudsing ammonia and white vinegar and hot water, and the carpets are beautiful. :o) I made a carpet freshener last night (baking soda and copious amounts of citrus-y essential oils) and sprinkled that on the carpet this morning (they were thoroughly dry at that point) and it sat while I was out for my run/walk and errand running and then vacuumed it up when we got home.
Meanwhile, I can't keep on top of the pollen... It's a fine film coating everything and when I have the windows open I dust all surfaces three and four times a day. It's the price I pay for fresh air. Thank goodness for Zyrtec. :oP
All is ready for Beanie's birthday. Girlie's going to be three tomorrow. THREE!! Oh my. At about this time three years ago, we were on our way home from the walk we were on when my water broke. She arrived about 10 hours later. Mercy I was done being pregnant. :o)
Miss Bean is most definitely growing older if not bigger. Dr. B was chuckling yesterday asking me if she was out of infant's clothing yet. ;o) She's in 18-24 months for weight (about 26 pounds or so) and on the cusp of 3T's for height (about 36"--we'll get more accurate numbers in a couple of weeks when we go to see Dr. Jen).
She has decided she wants cake with "strawberries on the top" so I'm making a lemon pound cake and we'll have strawberry shortcake-ish birthday cake. We got her a Lalaloopsy mermaid, a Rapunzel lantern (from Lissie), a pink Furby Party Rocker (from Lil), a set of Rapunzel figurines (from Jess and crew) and a Flynn Rider and Rapunzel in a boat figurine set. Hopefully she'll be thrilled. I'll be honest with you, I find the Lalaloopsies a bit disturbing...it's those button eyes...:shudder: But, Bean loves them, so there ya go. The things we do for our kiddos. :oP
I've got to get a card made for her and wrap her presents so I'd best be off. Oh, and the kitchen needs some attention and I need to get the girlies into bed. So I DEFINITELY need to be off...
2. These babies arrived from Amy all hale and hearty--hooray! They're a good bit behind the ones here which are about ready to bloom, but hey, I have peonies and really, that's all that matters. :o)
3. I ran almost a mile today. Go me! I'm getting there again! :o)
4. My clean carpets! Sure, my sinuses were majorlly opened when I was doing it, but wow they look GOOD.
5. Spring and sunshine and getting vitamin D the "natural" way. I just feel better when I get sun. What can I say?