Check for Cobwebs Hodgepodge

Since Jo From This Side of the Pond brought up the subject of cleaning in this weeks Wednesday Hodgepodge I had to dig up this photo of me ready to clean the house sometime in the past. Thank you Jo for asking the questions!

When serious cleaning needs to be done including washing the floors on my hands and knees this would be a picture of readiness. LOL. Knee pads. Three pocket apron where I like to keep glass cleaning rags in one side and on the opposite side non glass cleaning rags. Never mix chlorine and ammonia as in bleach cleaners and window cleaners! Middle pocket I use for trash and other things I pick up along the way.

People have a wide range when defining clean.  When we rent a place to stay and someone says it’s clean and I can see dust bunnies and all other kinds of things that are not clean, I get miffed, especially when they add in a $200 cleaning deposit!

That said, I enjoy a cozy home, it does not have to be perfectly cleaned, unless I’m paying for it to be clean.

On to this weeks questions!

1. Your favorite cleaning product?
Amway used to have a product called Zoom and it was a great all purpose cleaner. I have different favorites for different tasks today. Dawn for dishes, Comet for toilets, Tide for laundry, Windex for glass or Vinegar and water. Kitchens are a little more complicated now with the added granite surfaces that you need a special cleaner for, stainless surfaces with their own special cleaner, glass top ranges with special cleaner. OYE! 
Do you clean your own house or hire out?
I clean my own home.  We do hire out window cleaning since we moved to the country…twice a year. 
I used to have a housecleaning business, Fresh Start, back in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
Most disliked household chore?
Dusting has always been a bit tedious for me but at this country bungalow with hard well water our shower that has 10 years of deposits on the glass doors etc. is very frustrating to clean. I’m looking forward to replacing the whole thing. 
What one chore do you not mind so much? 
Believe it or not, I don’t mind toilets. They are small and straight forward. 
 2. It’s Canned Food Month…do you use a lot of canned goods?
We use a fair share of canned goods.
What are the three canned items you purchase most often?
Many varieties of beans, many varieties of tomatoes, and chilies.
Last thing you made using a canned ingredient? 
A pot of chicken chili with black beans and pinto beans and chilies. 
 3. Can of worms, anything can happen, can you imagine?, as best I can, kick the can down the road, more than one can take, no can do, not if I can help it…choose an idiom and tell us how you currently relate.
I’m going with ‘can you imagine’. Lately more and more I’ve been wondering about the Rapture and find myself saying, come Lord Jesus come;
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (ESV)
4.The last Tuesday in February is National Spa Day. Are you someone who enjoys a day at the spa?
I’m really not a spa kind of gal but I do like a good massage. I’m not comfortable being naked anywhere but home! 
Last time you visited a spa? Do you have a favorite spa?
May of 2014 in Orlando Florida was the last time I visited a Spa. Dear was at a conference and I tagged along. His company booked him at the Hyatt Regency and I scheduled myself a massage at the hotel spa which had a sauna, etc. I relaxed by the pool all by my lonesome after the massage. I do not have a favorite spa.
Are salons open for business in your area?
Yes, salons are open.
Have you made changes to your hair and nail routine since Corona hit? In what way? 
I probably could count on one hand the number of times I’ve had a manicure or pedicure. That happened generally in relation to the weddings of our children. I’m the kind of person who messes up the polish before it dries without even trying. 
Since Corona hit I have gone back to single length of hair instead of layered. 
 5. Believe it or not this is the last Hodgepodge of the month. In one sentence sum up your February. 
February: A month of freezing and thawing, then in mid span some love thrown in with restaurants finally re-opening and ending with a sigh of relief. 
 6. Insert your own random thought here.
Here’s our latest ‘Corona’ puzzle and let me tell you it’s a dousy!
Thank you to everyone who came by here and took the time to read and an extra thank you to anyone who commented!
About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Check for Cobwebs Hodgepodge

  1. You’re a true kindred spirit: MARANATHA! I long for the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ! I really like your hair being one length…I was wondering what you did different to it since you moved. 🙂

  2. That puzzle looks tough! We had super hard water in England and it was almost impossible to keep up with the ‘spotting’. We had a softener but needed something a bit stronger. My hubs likes to clean the shower and does a great job, better than me : ), so that one’s on his list now too. I also find myself thinking more and more about end times, not worrying but feeling like planet earth is just absolutely upside down right now so ‘anything can happen’ : )

  3. Hi lovely Ellen! I love massages but they are expensive. I like pedicures, too. My toes are wayward and polish helps! LOL! I am cautious with cleaning agents these days and only use safe stuff. Sometimes I use Comet or Soft Scrub. I remember ZOOM, I think. I was a cleaning lady for a few years and I think God protected me from all those fumes.
    I like your apron. Smart!

  4. I am always a little startled and embarrassed by all the dust and cobwebs that show up once the sun comes out after weeks of rain. The whole apron outfit sure seems very efficient. I don’t mind cleaning toilets and my husband, bless him! cleans most of the floors. Getting a monthly massage is as much a necessity as well as a treat since my accident. It’s my one true indulgence!

  5. I, also, find myself thinking more and more about the end of time. We are living in crazy times and scary times as well.

  6. I am the person who goes into a hotel room or rental and has to do a quick once over. I don’t trust other people’s clean especially when they are strangers 😉 When I had someone helping me with cleaning I would clean before she came, sounds so funny!
    That looks like a lovely view at the pool. I feel relaxed just looking at it.

  7. I clean much less often than I should. I suppose that is normal for older people (or maybe all people?).
    You’re right. NEVER mix chlorine and ammonia! That’s one reason I usually choose vinegar.
    February is almost over. So maybe the snow is almost over, too? We both will appreciate that.
    Last thought: even so come, Lord Jesus!

  8. I have never been to a spy and have no desire to! 🙂
    That looks like a very hard puzzle but I sure do like it.
    We look for the rapture too. What a day that will be!!!

  9. I always like these ‘hodgepodge’ posts. We like to use many of the same products. Dawn…Tide…Vinegar or Windex. 🙂 I have a favorite spa at Whistler…but don’t book any treatments. We just relax in the great outdoor hot pools. My kind of spa experience! And yes…what a day that will be!

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