Thursday, March 1, 2007


This last month has gone so fast.  And I'm happy to say...I'm actually doing something constructive today.  I'm cleaning my non self cleaning oven.  I hate to do that because the stuff you spray in there smells so bad.  They even have the nerve to put the words "fume free" on the can.  I almost passed out from the smell so how can they say it's fume free.  Apparently, the manufacturers of this stuff have totally lost their sense of smell.  Anyway, it's the type where you spray the cold oven, then wait two hours and then wipe it down with a damp cloth, sponge or paper towels. I did this about 11:30am so my break is almost up. 

I was thrilled to see some retirement $$ in my checking account this morning. I don't think it was as much as I was expecting but maybe it will change next you think that's possible?

I got many wonderful retirement gifts and I'm truly thankful for them all.  But there's one that stands out because I use it every day.  It's pictured's a "Day Clock."   What a great idea for someone who has no set schedule.  My friends Judy and Phil gave it to me...and since they have both retired recently, I'm sure they understand the day by day challenge of keeping up with what day it is.

My son got off work early today so showed up to do a load of laundry.  Right now he's asleep in the recliner.  He has to be to work at 6am, so I'm sure he was up early this morning.   Guys are funny...he washes everything in one load...jeans, underwear, t- shirts...he just throws it all in.  I have all these little piles; dark stuff, towels, light weight permanent press stuff, etc. And then each pile gets dried separately because they all take different heat settings, etc.  He threw everything in the dryer together.  It makes me crazy but I need to remember he's not a little boy anymore.  I need to remember "my place."

Well, I'm going to go finish the oven cleaning.  This is the really icky part...spraying the stuff is nothing.

Until next time,  Linda


jeadie05 said...

If Im feeling strong Ispray the oven ,then after a while wish Id left it till tomorrow ,,lol but once spayed it has to be cleaned ugh ..your clock was a great present Jan xx

sugarsweet056 said...

The clock is great!

jlocorriere05 said...

I love your day clock, I've never seen one before! I use a steam cleaner for cleaning the oven, it works instantly,shifts all the grease and all without chemicals and fumes! Jeannette xx  

kaydeejay5449 said...

I love your clock!  Way cool.  I do laundry like you do.  I'm picky about what goes in each load.  I ruined one of my mom's nurses uniforms when I was in high school by washing it with a yellow bed spread.  I've been careful ever since.  It scarred me for life.  LOL
Hugs,  Kathy

mariealicejoan said...

Great clock!  I could use one of those myself and I DON'T have retirment as an excuse!  I don't know what I'd do without my self cleaning oven....mine gets used overtime... trust's a real time saver for me.

ally123130585918 said...

Linda I love your clock havn't seen one of them before ~ what a lovely gift to receive ~ lol at your Son putting everything in the washing machine together ~ if I did that I think I would ruin all of it ~
good luck with the oven cleaning that is a job I hate ~ Ally

sonensmilinmon said...

Great clock! I still work but, there are still times that would be handy for me.  Glad you are enjoying your retirement and keeping yourself busy.