1. Brenda, my once-monthly maid uses a Swiffer but instead of the Swiffer pads, she uses a thin white washcloth. Sprays the floor, scrubs it clean. When one cloth gets dirty, she replaces it with another. They are super cheap at Walmart in a pack, they may be called bar wipes, not sure as I haven’t had to buy any for her in a while.

  2. I’m so glad you had a nice lady move in next to you. That can be worrisome I use those cheap thick socks you get at the Dollar store on the Swifter then just toss them in washer. Ivy is so pretty in the sunlight.

  3. Trying to purge here too! It is exhausting and I lack motivation sometimes, but I shall carry on.
    I have one of those O’Cedar mops too and I love it. I got mine at Target. I got extra reusable pads too. Works great and you can use any cleaning solution in the bottle that comes with it.

    1. I’ve tried various mops. Swiffer is just so easy. I only clean my whole apartment maybe twice a month now. But I do use the Swiffer a bit in between. My place is pretty small, so doesn’t take much.

  4. Brenda, about the Swiffer mop…..I replaced mine with an O’Cedar Mop. It works just like a Swiffer only the bottle can be filled with whatever you like to use and the pads are washable. The pad fastens tightly with a very strong Velcro closure. I’ve been using mine about a year now and just love it. You can buy refill pads to wash and use over and over again. Saves money! I think I bought it at Wal-Mart or Target.
    I’m glad you have met your neighbor and she is nice and friendly.
    Keep the Ivy and Charlie antics and pics coming. Pets are so precious with their unconditional love.

    1. I was actually given a mop similar to that from a sponsor and I gave it away. I don’t have a dryer and didn’t want to mess with washing and waiting for it to dry.

  5. Listening to my brother and what he is going through weeding through my deceased mother’s home has made me rethink some things. I decided that I also needed to purge, and I spent two days sorting and my daughter came over and loaded the entire back of her SUV with decor and kitchenware. I eliminated all the decor I am not presently using, with the exception of fabric and curtains I may use this summer. I have decided to only use my blue, aqua and teal accessories, (which are my all time favorites). I do plan to do more blue and white this summer and switch out my aqua accessories to blue, but no more fall and winter looks and then spring and summer looks. I will mostly do the same year round, combining blue, aqua and teal for color.
    I do not know if I will even bother with decorating for Christmas as all my grandkids are now married and I have no little ones to decorate for anymore. It just seems pointless to store Christmas decorations for a whole year just to use them for 2 or 3 weeks.

    1. I feel the same about the Christmas decor. I have three table top trees. I don’t think, with Ivy, that I’ll even put one up. I think I’m going more the natural decor I can toss route. Some day I’d like to have an all blue and white home.

  6. Much like a child, when the animals are quiet, it usually means mischief! I’ve done that before when taking photos…it is so frustrating, especially when you know you had a photo you really wanted and you can’t go back to capture it. Will have to check out the book, I’ve not heard of this author! Love and hugs and happy Monday!

    1. I think it’s actually the first time I’ve forgotten it. I normally download the photos and immediately put the memory card back in the camera.

  7. Uuugh, hate when I forget to put the card in the camera! Your new neighbor – this sounds like a wonderful thing for you, and her. She’s probably feeling very lucky to have you nearby.

  8. I have more than 1 memory card cuz it makes life easier.
    I’m glad your neighbor and you are enjoying each others company.
    If you wanted to keep a few decorations, then ask your daughter if there’s room in her attic or cellar for 1 container.
    Just a suggestion. ?

  9. One of my cats would sit in the window and when she saw a squirrel or bird, she would make a “chattering” sound and I would see her lower mouth quiver, that’s how I knew she was excited about something. Yes, the simple things and “cheap” are the best toys for cats. I too am purging and it feels great. I’m going to tackle Christmas decorations next as I have more than I would ever use and I’m not bringing anything new back into my home. I’m glad Charlie will let Ivy know when he doesn’t want to be bothered; it is how she will learn. Have a good afternoon.
    Carol and Molly

    1. Purging seems to be the theme of the day! I don’t have any trouble letting go of stuff, which is good. Sometimes I give too much away. But it’s all good. How much stuff can I even put out with Miss Ivy checking everything out anyway? Have a good day Carol and Molly!

  10. Good afternoon! I hate when that happens with the camera! I too have done the same many times. I am sure the fur kids will be doing many more cute things to get photos of so not to worry.

    I am purging my place too as we are getting ready to put the house on the market and to move. I am a little overwhelmed by all of the stuff we have and hate to just purge so I do not have to take it with me but at the same time I am ready for a change.

    Have a great day!

    1. I think that’s the first time I’ve left the memory card in the computer slot. But I was so disappointed. But, one must move on! Where are you moving?

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