Saturday, November 24, 2012

MadSnappers "Thanksgiving



It is thanksgiving 5:30 AM... we are eating out, no work to do. I place oatmeal in microwave and think YIKES this needs cleaning. We eat our oatmeal and I decide to clean the microwave, I open the microwave door, with Dawn Rag in hand, see the dirty glass table, remove camera with long lens attached  that lives on table for Madly Snapping anything that happens, placing said  camera in chair.


 
I wipe the table with aforementioned damp cloth, turn to get dry cloth to dry it, see the microwave door standing open, pull rolling chair over to sit in since, our microwave lives in the place where normal people keep a dishwasher.

I sit in chair ON the camera, leap stagger back up and burst out laughing as I see the damp table waiting for the drying cloth.



I meander into the living room because though I can see Bob plainly sitting hearing distance away, he has local news BLASTING on 58 decibels (I am comfy at 28) and he can't hear my story. I relate the above mentioned story and go back to kitchen where damp has dried on table and has to be re-wiped and dried, microwave door is still open, not cleaned.

 I did get the table polished, the microwave cleaned and decided to clean  the five miles of counter top I have now that it is just Bob and ME. (when I had kids at home, my counter top was 3 sq feet)
We did have a happy ending, we did eat out, the kitchen was sparkling all day long....although this morning, I noticed it was dirty again and we ATE OUT! so what is up with that? Where does the dirt come from?
The End

30 comments:

BlueShell said...

Hi, But you have that place so clean...What dirt?
Sometimes I wonder...My kitchen is always a mess....what is going on here? It seams I have an army for dinner...LOL

Hope you had an Happy Thanksgiving day

Xoxo
BShell

Crystal Mary said...

I love it when everything is clean and shiny. Well done, it looks so inviting. AND Happy Thanks Giving.

SquirrelQueen said...

Your counters look spotless and long but then can we really have too much counter space? I can clean ours in the morning and by midday the dust is back.

diane b said...

Clean up and eat out that sounds a good idea. Which program did you use for the slick arrows and labels?

DawnTreader said...

The shinier the surface, the easier you see the dirt :) I have a dishwasher hole filled with "other things" as well (and no dishwasher).

EM Illustrator said...

To eat out sounds nice, no cleaning up or dishes to do...simples!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda said...

Your kitchen looks immaculate, but housework can be so time-consuming. We have long, shiny counters in our kitchen, too. It's satisfying when everything is clean and sparkling... until the next cooking session.

Jolie said...

LOL hilarious! I live alone and can't figure out how my counters can stay so messy either, who keeps messing them up! haha

Love your blog! Great pics!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

The 'Little People' come in, at night, and fiddddddddel around. :-)))

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You should be writing suspense books.As for the eating out idea,that's the best way to cook. I used to love cooking and baking and still would if I had someone to share the results with.Enjoy that clean kitchen,no need to mess it up with cooking.

Deb said...

Dirt fairies is what I decided

RoeH said...

I thought I knew what dust/dirt was until I moved to Arizona. I was amazed because you can clean and wipe the dust off, come back ten minutes later and there will be dust again. Calling this a 'dry' country hits in ways that are not thought about. Like DUST!

TexWisGirl said...

you make me laugh. :)

Madi and Mom said...

LOLOLOLOL
Oh do I know what you mean about a clean kitchen. That is one reason we ate T-giving @ noon I wanted the kitchen clean and sparkling before dark!!
Hugs C

Susannah said...

Dust here and there and all over the place! Never ending battle!! Hope you and Bob had a nice, easy Thanksgiving. Did you go out on Black Friday? I know you probably didn't. I was not going to even attempt getting through that mob!

photowannabe said...

That dirt is related to Dust Bunnies. And you know how rabbits multiply.....

To answer you question, the roundish tree in the photo is a small Blue Spruce and the tall pointy green on is in the cedar family. Not sure of its proper name.
All the trees and plants at our house were mature when we moved in 5 1/2 years ago. Nothing was marked so its bee a guessing game as to what some are.
When the sun hits that red tree in the front of the house, the place literally glows. My camera just can't capture the full effect.

Love the way you celebrated Thanksgiving. I finally got our kitchen clean last night. there were only 4 of us together for the holiday but my goodness, I can't believe how messy things can get.
Have a wonderful, what's left of the weekend...(:0)

SweetMarie said...

When my son was young and we only had one little puppy dog my house was spotless. Those days are long gone. :) And it's okay. :)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Ouch, sitting on a Rebel can be pailful. My eyes are not able to see much dirt. I have a cleaning crew come once a month now that Buddy's skin is so much better.
Glad you had a nice dinner out.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandra, WELL---where did you eat? Did you have turkey and the trimmings --or something like a burger from Wendy's???? ha ha

My dirt and I are friends... I seem to like it since I allow it to settle in here for a good life... Oh Well---tis much more important stuff to do outside!!!!! ha

Hope you had a good weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

Your kitchen is so clean. Mine always looks a mess even after I clean it. When you said you sat on your camera I thought you were going to say you broke it. So glad that wasn't the case

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Your kitchen looks so spotless clean. Good job. Brownie points.

Do I rememebr those days.
If I made my bed, took out the garbage.

Now we dont get brownie points do we.


Oh I thought you broke your camera also.

Have a good night.

I enjoyed your blog.

And your clean kitchen my dear.

Looks fab!

Dee said...

I use to blame all the mess on the kids...and now I realize it is Frank. :)

LC said...

Sounds like a happy and hilarious Thanksgiving.

But it is not fair how surfaces become mysteriously dirty or cluttered but never mysteriously clean and clear!

A Quiet Corner said...

I drive the Pres crazy as I'm always cleaning my counters and island...it's because I never had ones this beautiful!! Hope you enjoyed your dinner out...you deserve it!!!...:)JP

Maple Lane said...

Hi Sandra, I love your post and photos! I see the pups have some treats in a jar just like Harriet!
John woke today with another rash/hives/swelling etc. to another prescription. I am at the end of my rope! I won't be blogging til the new year and did not want you to worry. I'll still be visiting, though. Take care and give the doggies a hug!

EG CameraGirl said...

I was afraid you were going to say you dropped your camera. I'm so glad that did NOT happen!! I'm impressed with your cleanliness.

Debra Dickinson said...

Einstein said the whole world leads to decay left unattended, or something like that, LOL. I think that includes clean countertops attracting dirt. :)

Rose said...

Dirt appears as if by magic. If only gold appeared in the same mysterious way!

Chatty Crone said...

Where does the dirt come from anyway? I love CLEAN! I don't get it that way much, but I love it. And out to eat - even better. sandie

Angela said...

That's the way to do it Sandra! I would have ate out to if I knew I could get in and out fast. Your counters are so clean! Mine are full of dirty dishes right now. It's never ending!