Wow! The past few months just flew right by! This week is the first week since late October where I have been able to just sit down and think about what I should do and what I want to do.
After an absolutely hectic semester, I just want to sleep and play games. Catching up on all the lost sleep has been great! Sadly, the second part of my wish probably won’t get fulfilled until after new years.
With the holidays right around the corner, there is so much that needs to be done; mainly gift shopping for family and close friends and figuring out the where & when of every get-together.
Fortunately, I live in a small place that makes it hard to host parties, so everything happens somewhere else. This knowledge and the fact that I have been busy with school meant that I have been very lazy about keeping my place clean.
Why bother to decorate and make things tidy if no one is going to see it? If I can walk around without tripping on cat toys, then everything is fine. 😀
On Tuesday, I had a revelation as I blew my nose for the umpteenth time in the morning. I thought I had a cold, but this stuffy&runny nose has been ongoing since the Thanksgiving holiday. Far too long for it to be a common illness, which means the next logical thing is that my allergies are acting up.
Just as I thought this, one of my cats jumped into my lap and I immediately sneezed multiple times in a row. With my suspicions confirmed, I spent the rest of this week cleaning my home from top to bottom.
Every flat surface and corner was dusted and vacuumed. Every blanket was sent to the washing machine. All fuzzy items were lint-rolled to remove dust. I even spent an entire hour with my swiffer mop working on the tile floors (so many dirty rags……).
As of this morning, I am happy to say that I woke up with a clear nose! There are still some problem areas, but my nose is no longer Rudolph red from near-constant blowing.
To everyone out there, be sure to keep your home clean for your own sake and have a happy holiday season and new year!