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September 15, 2006


You know what I said yesterday about cleaning mini-blinds? Ditto for the toilet seat, don't you think?


Three more FOs! First, a spotless sink and toilet. Next, the original kitchen sink in my turn-of-the-century apartment, clean as a whistle. And last, a nicely scrubbed stove and tiled backsplash (yes, I love my tea kettle).

Just a little more time before the parental visit. Fortunately, I'm finally feeling like the apartment is clean enough.

And now, some Eye Candy Friday:

This is what happens when the lotus blossom I showed you here opens.

Posted by Kathy on September 15, 2006 06:12 PM


I love your kitchen sink.

Toilet seats, on the other hand, are pure evil.

Beautiful lotus blossom too.

the house is looking great, your parents are going to wonder if you ever live there with it being so spotless and all.

Your house looks beautiful. Especially the tub. The lotus blossom is amazingly gorgeous.

Is that pistil for real? Wow.

Your house looks great. Please come clean mine! Love the lotus blossom.

You are a cleaning machine!

very zen. mindless cleaning and contemplating the perfection of the lotus blossom!
where is this taken?

wow that lotus blossom is phenomenal. You have also inspired me to get off my arse and clean my house

Do your parents read your blog? If so, your cleaning habits are totally busted. If not, you can imply that your apartment ALWAYS looks like this.

wow. you've set the bar pretty high when it comes to cleaning for the 'rents. did you wash the windows?

alright, I'll bite... what the hell type of cleaning products are you using? I NEVER get those type of results! Do you hire out for cleaning services? I suppose I'll have to pay for the airline ticket to California though.

Don't you just love that gleaming spotlessness? Your place looks great. Also, I haven't been reading long (this may even be my first comment), do you have any animals? Shedding animals? I find that's my biggest obstacle in getting our place really clean. I'm so glad my mother is on another continent ;)

Wow! I have looked to you for knitting inspiration in the past, but today I am inspired to scour my apartment, too. Thanks! :)

OK, are you using a "magic eraser?" I have to ask - my hubby brought some home from HD the other day and I have been cleaning things that have been needed intense therapy for a while now - and they work! I know it's like way late to be jumping on the Magic Eraser bandwagon, but when it comes to cleaning, I say better late than never!

Kathy, I am so rooting for all your latest FOs! Whoo-hoo!

However, I am not showing my husband. He'll say, "She can knit like that and still have a clean kitchen and bathroom? Why can't we?"


I'd give my eyeteeth for your kitchen sink.

Good for you! You are a cleaning machine. The magic eraser is great but I bet you're using good old elbow grease.

Wow! Every one of your clean objects is shinier than the previous one. The lotus is beautiful, and I love that mosaic/stone thing in the background.

I'm loving this--your pics are so inspiring. Thanks.

You go, girl. Your story reminds me of the time, when I was young and first married, that my parents were coming to visit. I was frantically cleaning the apartment before their arrival, and wasn't done when it was time to go meet their plane. So my husband went to meet them while I stayed home to make the apt. spotless.

When they got off the plane, they asked him, "Where's Judy?"

He replied, "Oh, she's at home trying to create a false impression."


I don't know why, but I can't stop staring at that lotus blossom. It doesn't look real.

Beautiful lotus blossom, it is very serene and peaceful. I wish I could surround myself with several. sigh!

Kitchen sink: I'm in love. Lotus blossom: Wow - how interesting! They don't look like every other flower (pardon my ignorance and lack of interest in remembering the official names of the flower parts).

Wow, you're a cleaning machine. I remember cleaning the house when my family descended for the wedding a year ago... but we didn't touch the blinds...

There's just nothing quite like the gleam of freshly scrubbed fixtures. Very nice.

The house looks immaculate. Your parents will be SO impressed! I love your sink, my GOD, I could fill up some pasta pots in that thing!

All this cleaning! Maybe you've found yourself a new hobby! ^_^
That flower picture is just too good(perdy) to be true.

All shiny, sparkly clean with a bit of purty to match.

I think before and after pictures would have been more telling. The fixtures are spotless but, maybe, they never are really grungy.
Love the teapot. The lotus blossom is O.K. too.
Just kidding. vj

I second V.J.'s suggestion--let's see the "before" shots!

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