Hand Print “Art” on my Wall


Look close, but not too closely.  I did and I found not only a hand print but about a dozen other little finger smudges, ball bouncing scars, what appears to be an unfortunate booger (I thought we were done with that…) and a couple ‘a dog hairs.  My house was just cleaned from top to bottom, btw.

Happy Monday everyone!

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.” –Phillys Diller

“A messy house is a must – it separates your true friends from other friends.  Real friends are there to visit you not your house!”–Jennifer Wilson

“Law of Window Cleaning: It’s on the other side.” –Unknown

“Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn’t even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven.”–Erma Bombeck

“I’m not going to vacuum ’til Sears makes one you can ride on.”–Rosanne Barr

“The obvious and fair solution to the housework problem is to let men do the housework for, say, the next six thousand years, to even things up.  The trouble is that men, over the years, have developed an inflated notion of the importance of everything they do, so that before long they would turn housework into just as much of a charade as business is now.  They would hire secretaries and buy computers and fly off to housework conferences in Bermuda, but they’d never clean anything.”  ~Dave Barry

“Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
For babies grow up, we’ve learned to our sorrow
So quiet down, cobwebs
Dust, go to sleep
I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep”.–Anonymous


And There You Go

dirty floor

Well, that certainly looks appetizing, doesn’t it?  Yes.  Here at Kickin’ it in the Kitchen we strive to display the most appealing, most elegant kitchen images we can find.

Today is the Spring Equinox and it’s gotten me thinking about spring cleaning.  Oi vey.

The other day I spent the better part of my morning cleaning my house.  After what I believed to be an adequate investment in floor sweeping, vacuuming and even a quick once-over-mopping, I turned around to find this under one of my kitchen chairs.  Argh!!!!

“Cleaning the house when you have children is like shoveling the driveway while it’s still snowing.”  I read that once, and, by the way, it also applies to pets.

News flash: Housework is dull.  What really aggravates me though is that even when I tackle it (then go back and pick up the little corners of schmutz that I missed the first time) it mostly goes unnoticed by the other people who live here.  The kids don’t really see that the picture frames are no longer covered in dust and it’s pretty rare that Mike comes home and gives me a “Nice looking toilets, honey!”

Actually, what more than likely happens is that I clean a bunch of areas, but then receive a comment about the one task I didn’t get to “Can’t we get some of this paperwork off the kitchen counter?”

This weekend I plan to clean–really clean–my windows.  In case nobody related to me notices, you can feel free to compliment my work!