Monday, November 24, 2008

I got quite a bit done around the house on Saturday. We were suppose to drive up to the cemetery but Michael was still so sick we didn't think it was a good idea to drag a sick boy with a high fever on a 5 hour round trip car ride.

So I requested work and typed a good portion of the day and then headed to the kitchen to clean. Do you know you're suppose to take those filters out from underneath the microwave and clean them ONCE A MONTH??

We have been in this house for five years and I took them out for the first time Saturday...definitely way past the once a month requirement. Anyway, the Colonel found this great degreaser product that just works wonders. He's been using it since this summer to clean outside stuff and I used it for the first time a few months ago when cleaning the window blinds. Wow, I just soaked the blinds in the bathtub with the degreaser and they came out looking like new. No scrubbing, nothing!

So I took the filters out and same thing, soaked them in a tub in the sink and they look like new. I will definitely not wait another five years to do them again, but it's nice to know something really works. And the degreaser worked great on my stove top! No, I did not wait five years to clean that, but I've been having a hard time getting the knobs clean. But not anymore...the degreaser to the rescue. I think this is the best stuff since sliced bread.

So here's the game plan for the next few days...
Monday...clean all bathrooms, take mom to doctor appointment, kids to music lessons, work (as in my job).
Tuesday...dust bedrooms, dust downstairs, iron tablecloths, wash all rugs, mop kitchen and entry floors, set table, get out all platters and serving dishes, go to Parent/Teacher conferences for Michael and work (again, as in my job).
Wednesday...cook, cook, cook...stuffing for bird, cornbread stuffing, corn souffle, sweet potato casserole, set up coffee and drink area (I always empty the counter where we keep our toaster oven and have this set up as a little drink wonderful).
Thursday...well, I don't think I need to go through my list for today. I guess most of us who are cooking know we will be spending a good part of the day in the kitchen, but, I love Thanksgiving and wouldn't want it any other way.

There's a list for the Colonel as well, he was suppose to be home Sunday and off all week, but the Army is on a different schedule than mine, so hopefully he'll be home Wednesday afternoon to tackle some of the things I need help with. Enjoy your day...I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of the table and the place cards I made last Friday.


  1. Yeah, preparing for Thanksgiving is a big deal! But, I think your house is clean already, so you don't have to clean it again for us!

  2. Just popping by to say thank you for the link to the fab blog backgrounds! Exactly what I was looking for.

    I hope you and your family had a very Happy Thanksgiving!