Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Shooting Sparks!


it's no secret that cleaning house isn't fun, but it's something that must be done.  I prefer to do it though when no one is at home.  That hasn't been a problem in the past, D would leave for work before I did and get home well after I was at home, then be gone half the weekend.  Not anymore, now he is there all the time.  He isn't one to complain, some men would rather you do all that cleaning when they aren't around, and perhaps it is because I grew up around such men that I prefer to do it when no one is home. I realized I was just going to have to suck it up and clean with D there, because he didn't appear to be going anywhere. I did some grumbling about it, but started anyway, and just as I was almost finished vacuuming the hallway, the vacuum started shooting out sparks and died.  Just died!  I've no doubt that if I'd been happier about performing that chore, the vacuum would still be alive.  It reminded me of another time that I'd blown up a vacuum cleaner and sat in the hall with my arms wrapped around it crying.  That was my Kirby, you know, the vacuum cleaner that could take anything, until it met me.  All I could say is "oh, this is not good!"  I know D thought I meant the vacuum, but I actually meant the fact that we were going to have to get a new one, and today!  It couldn't wait.  He just looked at me, and I know he was getting ready to try and reason with me, but I was quick, because we are talking about clean floors here.  I told him that if we didn't get a new one so I could keep the floors clean, then when we went to sell the house people were going to ask for a $10,000.00 carpet allowance to replace the nasty/dirty/filthy carpets we couldn't clean.  I'm not even sure I finished the sentence before he was out the door.  Guess who has a new vacuum cleaner!   It's really kind of ironic, because a few weeks ago I'd been making plans to spend this past Saturday in Dallas with friends and going to a scrappy expo, but decided to stay home and not spend any money.  I should have gone to Dallas!


These pictures are darker than what I realized, that's what happens when you are up extra early and taking pics before the sun is up.  It looks grayish, but it's really all white.  Pretty crisp white.  I've been wanting to do a total white layout for awhile now, and even though you can't tell from my photos, it's really pretty in person.  So much so that I'm thinking each of my albums needs an all white layout!





And, if you were wondering, I didn't get a snow day today.  It snowed for good 3 hours or more yesterday, but it just all melted.  The roads were nice and clear this morning, so off to work I came.  Probably my last chance for a snow day this year too.  Oh well, if I'd stayed home, I'm sure I'd be glued to SUV reruns with D!

8 comments:

Sweetp said...

Bummer about the snow!!! I was doing some hard wishing... Oh well. I'd rather clean alone too, but if I have to do it with hubby there he is quick to pitch in, or run to his man cave.

Kathi said...

I like the way you think, Lisa! $10,000 for carpet allowsance vs. new vacuum - hmmm...

This all white LO is gorgeous. Think I might try that soon too!

courtney said...

I find I have no desire to clean when everyone's home, unless they're willing to pitch in.
I was saddened by my Kenmore blowing up on me years ago....the new, cheap piece of garbage I got to replace it, oh, sometimes I wish it would blow up.
Love the layout! All the texture and white-on-white details are so pretty....and you two are just adorable together!

Sondra said...

Your layout is SO beautiful!!! I love the tone on tone, and the black and white picture just makes it that much more dramatic!!!

Sondra said...

Love the all white layout! It is so pretty... with the dramatic black and white photo. I'm going to have to find the right picture and try this!!!

luv46kdz said...

I hate to clean and yes I prefer it when the house is empty so I get a couple of hours to enjoy the fruits of my labor, but then I can't imagine D running around rubbing his hands on glass tabletops or licking patio doors right after you clean em so it might not be that bad ;)

TIME OUT!!!! I love this all white lo and I love the pic, so super gorgeous!

Barbara Eads said...

I love your white layout---especially all the white embellishments that give it that tone on tone effect.
And I'm glad you got your new vacuum---not exactly a fun way to spend money, but a must, none the less!

Susan said...

I just love the tone on tone look, and you pulled it marvelously! And look at those little pearlies! I've been wanting to try this as well, but haven't gotten up the courage yet! And that is such a sweet picture of the two of you! fabulous!