Had to use this--love it. I'm not sore from dancing, that's for sure. Unless dancing with the vacuum cleaner AND the carpet shampooer for HOURS counts. IN which case, then yes, yes I am. The good news is that my berber carpets are clean for a minute. The bad news is, the dogs came in while they were still damp, and suspiciously spent too much time sniffing for their old familiar smells. 2 of them immediately got down to business...rolling around like Pentecostals at a revival, smearing their dog smell back onto the carpet. All I could do was watch.
I had a very productive day, and almost none of it had to do with the gardens! (Shocking, isn't it?) I was trying to think--surely I did something?? But no--it appears that I did not. I was out and fed and watered the chickens and cats, and gathered eggs. And maybe I LOOKED at the garden...but I don't think so. I hadn't had my coffee yet...I slept a little late until one of the more annoying yowling cats sat outside my bedroom door and screamed at me til I got up. But I got into bed really late and I was really tired....
I had a list of things that I needed to do, because tomorrow I am over to the neighbors at 9 AM and not sure what time I'll be getting home. So..I vacuumed and dusted and cleaned the ceiling fan in the living room. I got out the trusty Oreck carpet shampooer and went to work on all the rugs. The brutally hot weather we endured in July caused almost every dog and cat I own to vomit numerous times in the living room or the office...and no matter how well you clean it up when it happens, within a few days there will be a dark spot on the rug. Sigh....Today was dark spot removal day. I worked on the rugs for over 4 hours. In between there, I did 3 loads of laundry, and cooked a wonderful bean soup--chock full of Great Northerns, kombucha, kale, onions, carrots, celery and tomato paste. And I made a cast iron skillet full of a yummy cornbread to go with it. That was supper. I made a big pot, and froze two lunches worth as well as putting a decent sized container in the fridge. It was freaking awesome...and I could feel the nutrient dense kale and kombucha tickle my cells.
At any rate, this old banged up body is plum tuckered out. Vacuuming always hurts some...even with my fabulous 8 pound Oreck platinum vacuum cleaner. But vacuuming AND carpet shampooing is just asking for it. But what's a girl to do? You just do it and pay later. Plus I had to get the front porch swept... and tonight I am paying. lol I just took 2 naproxen tablets and hoping I can sleep. If it didn't hurt so much to lie in a hard bathtub, I'd be in there soaking in hot water and epsom salts right now.
As it is, I think I'll head to bed. Lots to do before I head to the neighbors at 9...critters to tend and all. Breakfast to eat. Clothes to put on. LOL
And don't forget the dancing....furiously.