23 January 2014

Snippets of January

Today's post is a series of unrelated topics...snippets of a month that is going by very quickly! I can't remember a time when I've been more ready to begin a new year, and by all accounts it has started out pretty well.

 First and foremost, how did I live without this machine? The Spotbot Pet sucks up evidence of the stuff that comes out of either end of your cat or dog! :) It works great and couldn't be easier to use. If you've got a cat or a dog, GET ONE.

This little opossum recently stopped by our yard to snack on some iris leaves. I think he's absolutely adorable but many of my friends do not! Turns out opossums are very polarizing: Either you love 'em or you want 'em annihilated. I hope he knows he is always welcome in my yard!

On another note, this cute little girl had her 21st birthday this month! Truly, we could not have been blessed with a more wonderful daughter. What a joy it is to be her mom. :) 

This is the current state of my craft room. It has seen a lot of action lately, necessitating quite a lot of clean-up. Although I try to be tidy as I'm working on projects, it just never seems to happen. I do clean everything up as soon as I'm done with a project so I can begin with a clean slate every time. Just wish it would stay that way!

This month I unearthed the porcelain tea set I've had since I was a little girl. My mom always stored it in the high cupboard above the stove, and on rainy days we would carefully lift it down and have tea and cookies at the kitchen table. When I unpacked it, the memories came flooding back. Spouse brought me a Kleenex then suggested we wash up a few pieces and try it out. It was such a treat to enjoy a spot of peppermint tea from these cups once again.

 Here's to a quiet and productive start to 2014!


Kimberly Marie said...

A lovely post! We have 4 cats and 1 dog, so your spot cleaner machine is very intriguing to me! We have tan carpet and whenever I clean up an "accident" with a spot remover cleaner, that area always ends up looking lighter than the rest! (The carpet is only about 4 1/2 years old, and has a thick pile.) I was wondering if you notice the same thing on any of your carpets after cleaning up a spot with this machine?

Janet said...

Hi, Kimberly -- I haven't noticed any lightening at all with the machine...just clean, fresh carpet! Now I HAD noticed some lightening occasionally with spray bottle type cleaners, as you describe. I've had the machine 2-3 weeks now and all the spots I've cleaned have dried completely, good as new! I think you'd be pleased with the Spotbot! :)

Kristina said...

We have the SpotBot too! Perfect for all kinds of accidents. Love the tea set you grew up with and I would use it too....why not?

Kimberly Marie said...

Sounds like the SpotBot would be something that's well worth having then. I'll be sure to check it out!