Clean Slate

I didn’t get out of bed until 9:30 this morning. When I did, I bypassed coffee and breakfast, and instead headed downstairs to clean the kitchen. I scrubbed every nook and cranny, polished every surface until it gleamed, and spent 45 minutes on my hands and knees until the floor was so clean you could, as the saying goes, eat off of it. I do this from time to time, get this drive to purge and scour, make everything as fresh and shiny as the day we moved in, and though I am now so tired that my bones ache and my right hand is so cramped that it’s painful to type this, I feel lighter.

homemade butter

The sun is shining outside, for the moment. I showered and dressed and then I made butter, and to my delight I think I’ve finally nailed it. I promise I’ll tell you all about it soon, but now, I’ve got some cooking to do.

To those of you in the States, have a safe and happy holiday weekend, and I’ll catch up with all of you next week. And thank you, so very much, for your kind and encouraging words.

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8 thoughts on “Clean Slate

  1. alice says:

    I knew you would pull yourself up! Don’t forget – we’re all in this thing together. This recent wet, gloomy weather is a great equalizer and somehow, we muddle through. Today, once the sun came out, the air felt clean and fresh and every way you looked, you saw green (even here in Camberville!). Guess this is a glimpse into life in the Great Northwest. Hang in there!

  2. Susan says:

    I just sat down to catch up on my blogs having finished scouring my own kitchen. It does feel therapeutic! I think it was the sunshine we had today. I’m glad you’re getting a “clean” start! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I hope your experience with the butter will send you back (successfully) to the kitchen over the weekend! Happy 4th.

  3. Well done. This rainy weather has been hanging around our collective necks like a millstone. Saw the sun yesterday and felt like a curse had been lifted.

    Enjoy your 4th and have a lovely, lovely day.

  4. Erin says:

    When I finished reading this post, I immediately heard the roar of applause in my head. Way to overcome those blues!

  5. Well done. This rainy weather has been hanging around our collective necks like a millstone. Saw the sun yesterday and felt like a curse had been lifted.

    Enjoy your 4th and have a lovely, lovely day.
    BTW I love your blog!

  6. JennD says:

    I feel like I should thank you, not you thank us. Your pictures and words are something I look forward to. Both beautiful, both real. Seriously. Thank You (and tell me about the butter, mmmm.)

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