Is there anything lovelier than clean toilets? We came home from Tim’s massage on Sunday to two clean toilets.
I didn’t ask Mom to do it — I don’t feel comfortable asking for something that icky — but I’m immensely grateful that she did. There’s something about a newly cleaned toilet that instills a great sense of peace.
If I get my ducks in a row, maybe I’ll get some toilet tabs before the bowls get gross again. But that’s a big “if.”
Oh, and to answer my own question, yes there is something lovelier than clean toilets: clean toilets, a clean kitchen, scooped litter boxes and freshly Wet-Jet Swiffered floors. And pumpkin pies in the fridge. (Yes, plural. For now.)
Plus minestrone, bread, Triscuits, cheese, popcorn, some quickly-depleting potato chips and other stuff.
All in all, it’s not just beautiful. It’s bee-yoo-tee-ful.
Also wonderful is Mom’s help. Well, Mom in general. But at the moment the spotlight really shines on all that cleaning. It’s freeing my energy up to help Tim and run the errands he normally does.
Money has been going pretty well too. Tim can’t go a whole lot of places. And we haven’t had to buy much convenience food since Mom has been doing this whole… um… cooking? (Am I saying that right? coo-king?) thing.
We still have the makings for chili, and I’m trying to keep the snack-buying to a minimum. I don’t know how much longer that will last, but we do have plenty of discounted Walgreens gift card for when the munchies strike.
Tim’s been spending a lot of time lying down because even sitting up means he’s putting pressure on his heels. He’s going a little stir crazy (especially stir crazy in bed) but he’s doing the best he can. And still only begrudgingly take his pain meds. At least we don’t have to worry about him getting hooked.
While he lies down, I’ve been catching Mom up on TV. I got up her to the present season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. And now she’s been introduced to Jane the Virgin. (If you don’t watch either show, you’re missing out. Much laughter echoes through this house.)
I know there’s probably more to report but that’s about all I have the mental space for right now. I’ll be settling all the monthly finances later in the week, so I guess I’ll have more to say then.
I hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day. If you want some fun, go hang out in a grocery store around 5 p.m. Then just watch all the nervous men standing in line, checking their watches and holding last-minute flowers and candy. Or bring a friend so you can play The Price is Right on all the inflated flower rates.