My brain said Free Mirror!
Them my brain said install them in The Nook and put glass shelves in front of it.
Keep in mind my brain/body was only 48 then NOT 65.
What the brain did NOT say! “If you put mirrors and glass shelves and then you add a glass cat, a bear, then another bear, a dog, elephant, giraffe, baby fawn, crystal candle holders, grandmothers old vases, all of which are GLASS, YOU will have to CLEAN it all.” All of the time! Over and Over!
The brain kicked in and said Let’s get a glass tree and a few angels, a sleigh and reindeer, it will be so festive!
Now I have to clean it all and pack it away and unpack the Christmas glass, then I have to clean it all and put it away and unpack the year round glass, and don’t forget The Mirror!
Have you ever taken anything for FREE and ended up PAYING for it? Free mirror but we had to pay someone to cut it to fit, create the glass shelves, install the mirror and that was not the last of the Cost of the Free mirror.
The true cost has been ongoing for 15 years, THE CLEANING OF IT ALL
I quickly learned, if I don’t move the items, the dust is not so noticeable. Also if I don’t turn on the recessed light, I can’t see the dust. It is the OLD brain that discovered that. Also dust does not show when the Christmas lights are ON. During the daylight hours, I just don’t LOOK at the nook. Wait Until Dark and then it is gorgeous.
Don't vacuum too often— it weakens the carpet fibers.
Layers of dirty film on windows and screens provide a helpful filter against harmful and aging rays from the sun
Explain away the mound of pet hair brushed up against the doorways by claiming you are collecting it there to use for stuffing hand-sewn play animals for underprivileged children
If dusting is REALLY out of control, simply place a showy urn on the coffee table and insist that "THIS is where Grandma wanted us to scatter her ashes."
* Martha Stewart doesn’t live here!!
* I’m creative; you can’t expect me to be neat too!
* So this isn’t Home Sweet Home… Adjust!
* I clean house every other day…. Today is the other day!
* If you write in the dust, please don’t date it!
When all else fails!
Mix one-quarter cup pine-scented household cleaner with four cups of water in a spray bottle. Mist the air lightly. Leave dampened rags in conspicuous locations. Develop an exhausted look, throw yourself onto the couch, and sigh, "I clean and I clean, and I still don't get anywhere."